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Senior WordPress platform developer. Open web / Music. DJ (under @CloudseerDJ). Tall Dutch guy.

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TIL (thanks Ali) the escape functions finish up by applying a filter to the safe output, making them unsafe again.

The WordPress community is very excited about raising the minimum PHP version to one that's longer supported. ;-)

Hide Trackbacks 1.1.3

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Hide Trackbacks is a WordPress plugin that hides pingbacks and trackbacks from your website comments.

I’ve updated the plugin to indicate it works correctly with WordPress 4.9.9 and earlier. It's now also up to PHP 7.2 compatible, and has a number of small fixes to improve code legibility and alignment with the WordPress Coding Standards.

Transitioning to Gutenberg

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The WordPress Project says:

The Classic Editor plugin will be officially supported until December 31, 2021.

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Since the Classic Editor plugin is central in this transition, we are considering including it with upgrades to WordPress 5.0.

In the context of my professional work with WordPress it would be beneficial to see the Classic Editor plugin be included by default into the installation package. This would signal to plugin and theme developers that we are in a transition phase but supporting the existing installations, until Gutenberg is more fully accepted by the wider community. Not doing do could put pressure on smaller developers to just test their updates for Gutenberg only, resulting in a lot of broken sites or a security nightmare where people won’t be able to update to the latet versions of WordPress or their plugins until the teams and processes are ready.

Hide Trackbacks 1.1.1

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Hide Trackbacks is a WordPress plugin that hides pingbacks and trackbacks from your website comments.

I've updated the plugin to indicate it works correctly with WordPress 4.9 and earlier.

Embedding a ted.com video by pasting the URL into a WordPress post means the whole video loads (33mb!) on pageload! Great videos, bad service.<p>#status </p>

@manton on iOS I can only post after attaching my WordPress blog even though I have a micro blog via Kickstarter?<p>#status </p>

WordPress blogging from my micro.blog service! Yes.<p>#status </p>

I'm really impressed with the @WordPress theme customisation UI from within the product.<p>#status </p>

<a href="https://wordpress.org/plugins/character-countdown/">Character Countdown</a> is a handy WordPress plugin if you want to post status updates from your site to Twitter.<p>#status </p>