WordPress 5.1 RC2

Earlier today, WordPress 5.1 RC2 had been released. You can either test it by using the WordPress Beta Tester plugin or by downloading the source code.

According to the schedule, WordPress 5.1 should be released on Thursday, February 21. Until then, plugin developers are encouraged to test their plugins against WordPress 5.1. In addition, contributors are encouraged to translate the upcoming release.

WordPress 5.1 RC2

Patchwork #46099

Recently, the Twenty Nineteen theme had been moved from Github to Trac. As Twenty Nineteen is the first core theme that uses npm and therefore contains a node_modules folder, running grunt resulted in an error. I just created a minor patch, to solve this issue, and to make WordPress yet a little bit better. 😀

The Trac ticket can be found on Ignore theme based node_modules and my patch can be viewed via 46099.diff.

Patchwork #45912

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

This quote of Vincent Van Gogh suits perfectly to my core contributions. Even though they’re not big, yet they ensure to make WordPress even better. Having said that, I just submitted a small patch to ensure that <hr>‘s are shown in full-width instead of in Gutenberg’s shortened version.

The Trac issue can be viewed on Twenty Nineteen: Horizontal rule is very narrow and my patch can be viewed via 45912.diff.

WordPress 5.0 Beta 1 is available

Initially announced to be released on October 19, since today WordPress 5.0 Beta 1 is finally available for beta testing. As  wrote announced on Make WordPress Core the beta version is already available via the nightly build and will be released later today. This version includes the following features:

  • Gutenberg, as the default editor
  • Twenty Nineteen, as the new default theme
  • Compatibility updates for all previous default themes

Quality vs. quantity of installed plugins

In the previous month I’ve talked to countless people about WordPress. One question keeps coming back over and over again: How many plugins can I install without facing negative affects? There’s only one answer to that question: It depends on the plugins.

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