This week WordPress 4.9.6 was released, which comes with several privacy tools.Continue reading "WordPress weekly recap #20: WordPress 4.9.6 and more"
You likely heard from it: GDPR is just around the corner. In this context, it is a good idea (it would have been a good idea before too, but one (at least me) did not think about it so much before…) to limit requests for external resources – and with that the sending of the user’s IP address to the other server – to the absolutely essential.
The emoji fallback for older browsers and Gravatar images are two often-active WordPress features that make requests to external servers. Now one could say, okay, then I disable them, but there are other ways. Here I present two plugins, which should be at least more harmless from a data protection point of view than the built-in solutions of WordPress (but, of course, I am not a lawyer).Continue reading "Loading Gravatars and emoji fallbacks from your own server for WordPress sites"
The 4.9.6 release is planned for May 17 now – the first release candidate was published on May 10.Continue reading "WordPress weekly recap #19: 4.9.6 schedule changes and more"
The ElasticPress plugin allows connecting to an Elasticsearch server, for example, to show the results of WordPress search sorted by relevance. Besides that, the plugin comes with a few additional features, one of them Autosuggest. That displays results while the user is typing his search into the search field. This post shows you how to use that feature on Apache without having access to the
A little later than usual, because of the great WordCamp Retreat in Soltau: the WordPress weekly recap. Last week, the theme review team announced its program for trusted authors.Continue reading "WordPress weekly recap #18: Trusted Authors Program and more"
There was a new project started by Daniel Bachhuber, to document customization points of the classic editor and their equivalents in Gutenberg.Continue reading "WordPress weekly recap #17: help wanted for the Gutenberg Migration Guide and more"
Jean-Baptiste Audras and Daniel James co-leaded the WordPress 4.9.5 release and shared some feedback and tips on the topic of leading a WordPress minor release.Continue reading "WordPress weekly recap #16: leading a WordPress minor release and more"
This week, the first version of privacy tools was committed to trunk. It is planned to get them into WordPress 4.9.6.Continue reading "WordPress weekly recap #15: first version of privacy tools in trunk and more"
WordPress 4.9.5 was released this week, with bug fixes and fixes for three security issues.Continue reading "WordPress weekly recap #14: WordPress 4.9.5 and more"
To change the URL of a WordPress site – for example, when a completely different domain should be used or to change from
https:// – there are various solutions. This post describes two of them.