- WordPress 4.8 will officially drop support for IE 10 and earlier. Microsoft officially discontinued them already – but ready to advise folks to update.
- Yoast 4.5 is displaying a banner to nag you if are running PHP below 5.6.
- Shopify is discontinuing their official WordPress plugin
- Normally WordCamps are pretty general. In August, WordCamp for Publishers will be in Denver, CO.
- WordCamp US has an open call for speakers. Event is December 1-3, 2017 in Nashville, TN
Products and features
- If you are into Raspberry Pi, check out Blog in a Box
- Proposed image widget for core , add the widget then upload an image directly to it or select from media library. Try it out yourself with this widget
- Have friends or clients wondering “what plugins should I be using?” Try pointing them to Better Plugin Recommendations.
- WPSiteCare launched “sitechecks” – a one-time audit of a site separate from their monthly coverage.
- “Tachyon” image scaling service by Human Made. They include this quip in the description:
(Why “Tachyon”? Tachyons are a theoretical faster-than-light particle; in other words, tachyons are faster than photons.)