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WordPress Core

Matt Mullenweg on the future of WordPress

Yesterday Matt Mullenweg wrote:

“There are three main focuses this year: the REST API, the editor, and the customizer.

For the REST API we’re going to work on getting first party wp-admin usage of the new endpoints, and hopefully replace all of the core places where we still use admin-ajax.

The editor will endeavour to create a new page and post building experience that makes writing rich posts effortless, and has “blocks” to make it easy what today might take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embed discovery.

The customizer will help out the editor at first, then shift to bring those fundamental building blocks into something that could allow customization “outside of the box” of post_content, including sidebars and possibly even an entire theme.” (Matt Mullenweg, 2017-01-04)

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WordPress Core

Mulleweg: Funding for the wp-cli

Matt Mullenweg supports the development of wp_cli.

Supporting the Future of wp-cli

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Pandoc

Better PDF support

In this blogpost by Mike Schroder you can see, that WordPress will have better PDF support from WP 4.7.

Mike Schroder: better PDF support from WP 4.7
Mike Schroder: better PDF support from WP 4.7 (image from Mike Schroder’s blog post).

However, the PDF support needs several dependencies:

Core support is provided through WP_Image_Editor_Imagick and requires Imagick, ImageMagick, and Ghostscript support. When not supported, or if the generation fails, WordPress falls back to previous behavior and saves the attachment without adding image previews to meta. (Quote: Mike Schroder Nov. 15th. 2016)

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Theme Review Themes Twenty Seventeen

Research WordPress – the Official Launch

What You Should Know About WordPress launced at the EAAA.dk
What You Should Know About WordPress launced at the EAAA.dk

So the project is launched on our webpage ( http://eaaa.dk ). For now the text is only available in danish. A very short resume:

The business needs people with solid WordPress knowledge. Many businesses use WordPress as their prime sales or communication channel – what kind of knowledge do you need  in order to meet tomorrow’s challenges with WordPress?

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Book Review Philosophy Research Project

Torberg: LMS built on top-down approach

By reflecting the hierarchical organizational structures of universities, the LMS built on a strict top-down approach, giving absolute administrative control to technical specialists in an IT-department, while giving less control to the teachers.

(Vladimir Torberg et al. “Sustaining Teacher Control in a Blog-Based Personal Learning Evironment” 2013)

This quote is spot on. To this day I have never seen a LMS that was loved by the teachers and students. The author suggests that the internal structures of LMSs reflect the hirarchy of the organization.

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Themes

Two lines of CSS

When I realized that two days of work could be done with two lines of CSS, I decided at that moment that I would never make Photoshop templates again.

(Stephen Hay: “Responsive Design Workflow” New Riders 2013: 10)

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Multimedia Deign

What’s important in code

So your code works as intended.
So far so good, but:
– Do you know why?

Per Thykjær Jensen (2016)