WordPress weekly recap #49: WordPress 4.7 and more

On December 6 the core team released WordPress 4.7. This is the last major release for 2016 and the last scheduled for the near future. Matt Mullenweg announced in his State Of The Word 2016 that the releases in 2017 will depend on the progress in the three areas REST API, editor, and Customizer.

Core

WordPress 4.7 »Vaughan«

As planned, WordPress 4.7 was released on December 6. The new version brings — among other things — the new default theme Twenty Seventeen, content endpoints for the REST API, and post type templates.

You can find more about the new release in the blog post by Helen Hou-Sandí on WordPress.org.

Misc

Design

Misc

Polyglots

Misc

Plugins

Make sure that your email address is correct

Plugin developers should make sure that the email address in their WordPress.org account is up to date — the ability to contact you is a requirement. A few days ago the »please test« email was sent and if the email bounces the plugin will be closed (except you aren’t the only developer. If there are more developers for that plugin, your account will be removed). It will also be closed if the team gets an auto reply, but in this case, they will warn you once.

More about that in the post »Reminder: Make Sure Your Email Is Up To Date« by Mika Epstein.

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