With an eventful week, with lots of WordPress 6.4.x action happening, here’s your weekly dose of required WordPress News.
Or as other folks like to call it, the best WordPress newsletter out there. I know, I know, their words, not mine 😏.
Anyway, let’s jump in!
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🗞️ Inside WordPress News
Here’s what I saw happening this past week:
- WordPress 6.4(.0) was one of the shortest lived WordPress version ever, but I kinda feel the 6.4.1 update speaks more about the quality of some of the hosting companies out there, versus WordPress level of quality.
- I made a mistake last week. WP CLI Hack Day was not the 3rd, but the today, the 10th. You can already see some of the progress that’s been made.
Unless you’re reading this on a quiet moment on a Saturday or Sunday, right 😉.
In light of this and my upcoming WP CLI course (with lots of Bash magic) I’ve decided to publish all things WP CLI on a dedicated section on my site. Currently just showing two articles, but I’ve decided to add a couple of articles here every week with WP CLI tips and tricks.
- How To: Change the WordPress Administration Email Address with WP-CLI
- Bulk delete posts in WordPress with WP CLI (+variants)
- My dear friend Samah from the Yoast Community team shared a wonderful milestone today. There are now a 100 Yoast Care Fund recepients. Amazing milestone.
- Damon Cook shares a sweet hidden gem inside WordPress 6.4. It is the addition of the handy wp_unique_prefixed_id() function, which is a bit more useful than wp_unique_id() in some situations.
- Jeffikus is going to share the progress of his site reboot based on the new TT4 default theme.
For those of you curious how to navigate in this world of FSE and Blocks in general for themes, this is a nice journey to follow!
- Mark Wilkinson published a solution to hide the WordPress Block Editor for pages that have a specific template assigned.
- Performant Translation is ready for the next step and that is to be merged into Core 🔥.
- Only one thing to mention in today’s Performance corner: Upgrade to WordPress 6.4 and learn all about the new performance improvements.
My favorite performance optimizing tools in WordPress:
- The best Front-end optimization plugin
- Cleaning up WordPress + script manager
- Cloud based performance optimizations
🔆 Inside WordPress Highlight
- For this week’s highlight, I want to shine a light on WPdirectory. WPdirectory mirrors the WordPress Plugin and Theme Directories, allowing lightning fast regex search. It does this by using trigram indexing, allowing it to only search relevant files. The projects aims to significantly reduce the time required for searching the Plugin and Theme Directories, saving time and encouraging more use.
How neat is that? But yeah, definitely check it out.
Some of my favorite WordPress tools:
- The most versatile and accessible form solution for WordPress
- LocalWP, the easiest to use local dev solution
💡 Interesting Finds
- Monaspace. It’s an innovative superfamily of fonts for code
🎙️ Nat Miletic has one of the biggest WordPress-centric accounts on X. He shares a lot of knowledge about SEO, Elementor, and generally great advice with his over 60K following on X.
And with me now as I sat down with him for an episode of my Within WordPress podcast. Nat has an interesting story and is relatively late in discovering the WordPress Community and that brought some great insights. For all of us.
That’s it for this week’s edition of Inside WordPress. Thanks for reading!