WordPress 4.8 release
Original post: WordPress 4.8 “Evans”
- Updated widgets: Image, Video, Audio, Rich Text
- Better Link Boundary handling in the visual editor
- Nearby WordPress events added to dashboard
- 4.8.1 maintenance was last week. Fixes to the Rich Text widget and the introduction of the Custom HTML widget (basically the old text widget) were the main changes with additional bug fixes.
New Core Contributor meetings
Original post: Announcing a weekly new contributors meeting
The meetings are held every Wednesday at 3pm Eastern Time in the #core channel in the Making WordPress Slack team.
Not to be confused with the weekly core devchat one hour later, Wednesdays at 4pm Eastern, this chat is to help folks that want to get involved with core development but need guidance on where to get started.
WordPress.com Now Supports Plugin and Theme Uploads
New editor for WordPress mobile apps
Original post: A Brand New Editor for the WordPress Mobile Apps
WordCamp US in Nashville December 1-3
- Tickets: https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/tickets/
- Volunteers needed (apply by 8/31): https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/2017/08/01/wcus-needs-you-volunteer-applications-are-now-open/
Videos from WordCamp Louisville 2016
Apparently these have been up since late February.
Plugin that hides a bunch of admin notices behind a “reveal” bar
Gutenberg is the project name for a new way to build posts and pages in WordPress. The goal of the block editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable.
Right now, it’s being built as a plugin but this will eventually move into core.
- Plugin available in WordPress.org repo (in Beta)
- Requires WP 4.8, don’t put on production sites
- Testing handbook
- Gutenberg 0.7.0 Adds Opt-In Usage Tracking
Matt previews Gutenberg and talks about it starting around 02:30 in the video below.