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WPWeekly Episode 293 – WordPress 4.8.3, RIP Firebug, and Patreon

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss the news of the week including, a behind the scenes look at how WordPress 4.8.3 was released, WordPress 4.9 RC1, and Patreon launching an app directory along with a free WordPress plugin. We also talk about the difficulties of surveys, from asking the right questions, to organizing the data obtained from ...

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Scotch School Offers Free Course on Getting Started with JavaScript for Web Development

The Scotch School , a developer resource with video training and tutorials, is offering its Getting Started with JavaScript for Web Development course for free through the end of this week. If you’re just now getting started on your journey to learning JavaScript deeply , this 23-lesson video course from Chris Sevilleja offers a quick foundation on the basics with ...

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WordPress 4.8.3, A Security Release Six Weeks in the Making

WordPress 4.8.3 is available and is a security release for 4.8.2 and all previous versions. This release addresses an issue with $wpdb->prepare() that could lead to a potential SQL injection. While WordPress core is not vulnerable, hardening has been added to prevent plugins and themes from inadvertently causing a vulnerability. If you’re experiencing a bit of déjà vu, it’s because ...

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GDPR for WordPress Project Seeks to Provide a Standard for Plugin Compliance

WordCamp Denmark organizer Kåre Mulvad Steffensen and WP Pusher creator Peter Suhm are working on a GDPR for WordPress project that aims to provide an industry standard for getting plugins compliant with EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation. The deadline for compliance is May 28, 2018, approximately 200 days from now. The Danish duo met at WordCamp Europe a ...

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New Dispensary Details Plugin for WooCommerce Adds Cannabis Details to Products

photo credit: Blueberry Kush, Indica-3 – (license) Two years ago, WordPress developer Robert DeVore launched WP Dispensary , a free marijuana dispensary menu plugin for WordPress, and has since built an accompanying theme, additional free add-ons, and six commercial extensions. DeVore is aiming to make WP Dispensary a complete online menu software solution for dispensaries and delivery services. The business ...

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Patreon Launches App Directory and Free WordPress Plugin for Membership Sites

Patreon was founded in May 2013 as a service with business tools that allow content creators to crowdfund their work through donations and subscriptions. The service is now expanding to help users connect their accounts to more third-party tools that make patron management easier. Patreon launched its new App Directory and Developer Portal today, featuring a free WordPress plugin that ...

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