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Bear App Users Want WordPress Publishing Integration

Ever since the demise of WordPress’ old distraction-free writing mode , users have been forced to look elsewhere for a truly zen writing experience. Gutenberg’s current design trajectory doesn’t seem to be putting it on track for delivering the minimalist writing environment that many writers crave. The project has a lot of publishing and design-related functionality to account for in ...

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WordPress 4.9 Protects Users From Fatal Errors Created in the Theme and Plugin Editors

Over the years, there have been many discussions and debates on whether or not WordPress should have a built-in file editor for themes and plugins. The file editors, while convenient, allow users to easily trigger fatal errors that can be difficult to fix, especially if they don’t have FTP access. Instead of removing the editors from core, the WordPress development ...

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GitHub Launches New Dependency Graph Feature with Security Alerts Coming Soon

GitHub announced a new Dependency Graph feature at the Github Universe conference yesterday. It lists all the dependencies for a repository and will soon identify known vulnerabilities. The graph can be accessed under the Insights tab and currently supports Ruby and JavaScript dependencies with Python coming soon. Public repositories display the graph by default and private repository owners also have ...

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WordPress Replaces Browserify with Webpack for Build Process

During a core JavaScript chat held in May , WordPress contributors agreed on using Webpack (and ES6 imports) instead of Browserify for JavaScript bundling in the build process. “Since we split the media files in #28510 , the core build process has used Browserify to combine the media files,” Adam Silverstein said in the ticket proposing the replacement. “While browserify ...

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WPWeekly Episode 291 – All Hands on Deck on The Ship of Theseus

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss the news of the week including DonateWC sponsoring its first recipient to WordCamp Cape Town, WordPress 4.9 Beta 1, and WooCommerce 3.2. We also have a bit of fun with Poopy.life and blurt out a few crappy puns. Last but not least, we dissect Matías Ventura’s vision of Gutenberg. Stories Discussed: ...

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WooCommerce 3.2 Adds Ability to Apply Coupons in the Admin, Introduces Pre-Update Version Checks for Extensions

WooCommerce 3.2 has arrived a week ahead of the plugin’s upcoming WooConf Developers Conference in Seattle. The release went into beta at the end of August and an extra week was added to the RC testing phase to give store owners and extension developers ample opportunity to prepare for the update. Version 3.2 adds the ability for administrators to apply ...

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Gutenberg 1.4 Adds HTML Mode for Blocks

Gutenberg 1.4 was released today with a new feature that allows users to edit HTML on a per-block basis . HTML mode can be triggered by toggling the ellipsis menu and selecting the HTML icon. This will switch the block between visual and text mode, without having to switch the entire document into text mode. Contributors debated on whether or ...

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GitLab Raises $20 Million Series C Round, Adds Matt Mullenweg to Board of Directors

GitLab celebrated its sixth anniversary as an open source project yesterday and announced a $20 million Series C round of funding led by GV General Partner Dave Munichiello . The company’s CEO Sid Sijbrandij joined Municheiello with guest hosts, Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo from The Changelog podcast, for the GitLab live event that aired yesterday. “When we think about ...

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