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#125: Mon October 23, 2023

WordPress: Plugin Updates, Free Hosting, Diversity, and HTML API Enhancements

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In today's podcast, we cover updating plugin values, free hosting for static sites, diversity in WordPress, Matt Mullenweg's thoughts on the project, HTML API updates in WordPress 6.4, and how to go Jamstack with WordPress.

Welcome to a new week of WP Briefs, your AI source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress sphere. Today is Monday 23rd of October 2023.

Welcome to today’s podcast where we’ll be discussing the latest news in the world of WordPress. First up, we have some instructions on updating a WordPress.org plugin’s “Tested up to” value without creating a new release 1. This is helpful for developers who want to ensure compatibility with the latest version of WordPress without going through the entire release process again.

Moving on, Kinsta has announced free hosting for static websites, including static WordPress sites 2. With 100 GB bandwidth per month and support for up to 100 websites, this offering is great for those looking to host their static content without any additional cost.

Next, we have a thought-provoking video from Marta Torre on WordPress and diversity 3. In this talk, she questions whether WordPress can improve its diversity and emphasizes the importance of inclusivity within the community.

In another interesting development, Matt Mullenweg had a chat with representatives from Nasdaq about his thoughts on the WordPress project and distributed work 4. This conversation took place at the Silicon Slopes Summit in Salt Lake City.

Shifting gears, let’s discuss updates to the HTML API in WordPress 6.4 5. This update introduces new features such as Breadcrumbs behavior and CSS helper for the Tag Processor. These improvements aim to enhance developers’ ability to manipulate HTML elements in their themes and plugins.

Lastly, we have a video from WordPress TV that delves into how to go Jamstack with WordPress6. The speaker explains what JAMstack is, its benefits and drawbacks, and where exactly WordPress fits into this architecture. It’s an informative talk for anyone interested in exploring different ways of using WordPress.

That concludes our news roundup for today. Stay tuned for more exciting updates from the world of WordPress!

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, please visit WPbriefs.com. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you on the next show.

  1. Increase “Tested up to” Value for Wordpress Plugin 

  2. Kinsta Unveils Free Hosting for Your Static Sites 

  3. Marta Torre: WordPress and diversity: Can we be more diverse? 

  4. Nasdaq Chat of Matt Mullenweg 

  5. Updates to the HTML API in 6.4 

  6. How To Go Jamstack with Wordpress? 

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