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A Year in Core: A Retrospective

46fa959634a063abefcac94eaf191eca?s=47 Mike Schroder
September 27, 2015

A Year in Core: A Retrospective

Both a retrospective and look into the future: We’ll walk through the last year in WordPress core — what’s changed, how some of these changes have been received, and a peek into what’s likely for 4.4, due in early December.

Presented by Mike Schroder at WordCamp LA 2015

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Mike Schroder

September 27, 2015
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  1. Year in Core: a retrospective WordCamp Los Angeles 2015 Mike

    Schroder (DH-Shredder) WordPress Platform Lead at DreamHost @GetSource - http://www.getsource.net
  2. Who Am I? • Mike Schroder, a.k.a DH-Shredder,
 a.k.a. @GetSource

    • Third Culture Kid, enjoy Coffee & Sailing • WordPress 3.9 Co-Lead and Core Contributor • Happy DreamHost Employee
  3. Why a retrospective?

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  5. 2014/9/4 - 2015/9/4 4 major releases 7 minor releases

  6. This is a quick pace.

  7. WordPress 4.0 “Benny” September 4, 2014 Lead by Helen Hou-Sandí.

    275 contributors.
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  10. WordPress 4.1 “Dinah” December 18, 2014 Lead by John Blackbourn.

    283 contributors.
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  14. WordPress 4.2 “Powell” April 23, 2015 Lead by Drew Jaynes.

    283 contributors.
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  18. WordPress 4.3 “Billie” August 18, 2015 Lead by Konstantin Obenland.

    246 contributors.
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  23. No more comments on new Pages!

  24. Okay. Let’s take a look at the FUTURE!

  25. WordPress 4.4 Early December, 2015 Lead by Scott Taylor.

  26. From here on out, nothing is confirmed.

  27. Except this — as of last Wednesday, 5 weeks and

    727 commits.
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  31. REST API Step 1.

  32. Term Meta!

  33. Comment Overhaul!

  34. A year ago, there were 16 committers. http://codex.wordpress.org/Core_Team

  35. Now, there are 24. http://codex.wordpress.org/Core_Team

  36. What are your most or least favorite changes during the

    past year? - getsource.net/year-in-core - make.wordpress.org/core 
 Reviews: http://wclax.reviews 
 Mike Schroder (DH-Shredder) WordPress Platform Lead at DreamHost @GetSource - http://www.getsource.net