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WordPress 4.5: An Insider's Look

WordPress 4.5: An Insider's Look

You’ll learn what’s new in WordPress 4.5 for users and developers, while also getting an inside look into the highs and lows of what it takes to build a release of WordPress.

Presented by Mike Schroder at WordCamp St. Louis 2016, Washington University.

Mike Schroder

May 14, 2016
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  1. WordPress 4.5:
    an insider’s look
    WordCamp St. Louis 2016
    Mike Schroder
    WordPress Platform Lead @ DreamHost
    @GetSource - https://getsource.net

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  2. Who Am I?
    • Mike Schroder a.k.a. @GetSource
    • Third Culture Kid, enjoy Coffee & Sailing
    • Core Committer and 4.5 Release Lead
    • WordPress Platform Lead @ DreamHost

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  3. Let’s avoid reading through
    the About Page.

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  4. First came WordPress 3.9

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  5. WordPress 4.5

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  6. WCUS Planning

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  7. The Matt Chat.

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  8. Selecting a Crew.

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  9. Adam Silverstein
    Release Deputy

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  10. Mel Choyce
    Release Design Lead

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  11. There were no user-facing
    feature plugins ready. :o

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  12. A WordPress release is built by
    its contributors, not by its lead.

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  13. 298 Contributors.

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  14. Let’s talk about some of the features
    developed during 4.5.

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  15. Smart Image Resizing

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  16. Result?
    Images up to 50% smaller.

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  17. Theme Site Logo

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  18. Custom Theme Site Logo

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  19. Early commit allows for user testing
    and iteration time without rush.

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  20. PDF Thumbnails

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  21. Even on an established feature,
    always be ready to punt.

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  22. Formatting Shortcuts

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  23. Slack:
    *text* => text
    _text_ => text

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  24. Markdown:
    *text* or _text_ => text
    **text** or __text__ => text

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  25. Be willing to modify behavior based on
    user feedback and needs.

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  26. Any Questions?
    - getsource.net/4.5-insider
    - make.wordpress.org/core


    Mike Schroder
    WordPress Platform Lead @ DreamHost
    @GetSource - https://getsource.net

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