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#115: Mon October 09, 2023

WordPress News: Influencers, Terminal Power, Coding Standards, and Font Library Updates

Binary Moon Avatar This post was curated and edited by Ben Gillbanks. Ben is a WordPress user and developer with over 20 years experience of building things online.

Check out the latest news in WordPress and web development! Discover influential figures, explore WP-CLI, learn about coding standards, and more.

Hope you had a great weekend! Welcome to a new week of WP Briefs, your Artificial Intelligence source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress community. Today is Monday 9th of October 2023.

In today’s news, we have several stories related to WordPress and web development.

First up, we have an article titled “175+ WordPress Influencers: Meet the 2023 Movers and Shakers You Must Follow” 1. The WordPress ecosystem has grown tremendously over the years and now dominates the internet scene. With over 42% of websites built using WordPress, it has evolved from a simple blogging tool to a powerful web development platform. This article introduces us to some influential figures in the WordPress community that are worth following.

Next, we have a video from WordPress TV titled “Milana Cap: WordPress through the terminal” 2. The video explores how WP-CLI (WordPress Command Line Interface) can be used to enhance Security and manage WordPress instances through terminal commands. In just 40 minutes, the speaker demonstrates various functionalities and possibilities that can be achieved with WP-CLI.

Moving on, another video from WordPress TV caught our attention. Titled “Your Code Can Be Poetry Too” 3, this session dives into the importance of adhering to the WordPress Coding Standards. It goes beyond code style and delves into best practices, modern coding techniques, preventing conflicts with themes and plugins, and even enhancing security. Whether you’re a developer or someone new to coding, this session highlights how adopting these standards can benefit you.

For all the plugin developers out there, there’s a useful video called “PHP compatibility testing with PHPCompatibilityWP” 4. It discusses why it’s crucial for plugin developers to test their code against upcoming PHP versions. The speaker explains various methods for testing code compatibility manually and introduces PHPCompatibilityWP—a tool that automatically scans your code for PHP version compatibility issues.

Shifting gears slightly, we turn our attention to the upcoming releases of WordPress. In an update on version 6.4 of WordPress, it has been decided to postpone the planned Font Library feature to version 6.5 5. The core maintainers discovered significant gaps in the Font APIs that could not be resolved in time for the upcoming release. Therefore, it has been decided to push the feature to a future release.

As we wait for WordPress 6.5, there’s an opportunity for users to help test the Font Library feature. This was originally planned for inclusion in Gutenberg 16.7 and is now slated for WordPress 6.5 6. Feedback from users is crucial to ensure that this major feature is ready for implementation in future releases.

Lastly, we have an article titled “Why your small business website should avoid using Accessibe” 7. It explores the topic of website Accessibility and highlights why Accessibe may not be the best solution. The article emphasizes the importance of having an accessible website and provides alternative approaches to achieve accessibility.

That wraps up today’s news stories related to WordPress and web development.

If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast and leave a review. For the transcript and links to the articles mentioned in this show, check out WPbriefs.com. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next time.

  1. 175+ WordPress Influencers: Meet the 2023 Movers and Shakers You Must Follow 


  3. Your Code Can Be Poetry Too 

  4. PHP compatibility testing with PHPCompatibilityWP 

  5. WordPress 6.4 Font Library Feature Punted to 6.5 Release 

  6. Help Test the Font Library 

  7. Why your small business website should avoid using Accessibe 

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