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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.

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

  4. First came WordPress 3.9

  5. WordPress 4.5

  6. WCUS Planning

  7. The Matt Chat.

  8. Selecting a Crew.

  9. Adam Silverstein Release Deputy

  10. Mel Choyce Release Design Lead

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

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

    its lead.
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  16. 298 Contributors.

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

  18. Smart Image Resizing

  19. Result? Images up to 50% smaller.

  20. Site Logo

  21. Theme Site Logo

  22. Custom Theme Site Logo

  23. Early commit allows for user testing and iteration time without

    rush.
  24. PDF Thumbnails

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

  27. Formatting Shortcuts

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

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

    text
  31. Be willing to modify behavior based on user feedback and

    needs.
  32. Any Questions? - getsource.net/4.5-insider - make.wordpress.org/core 
 
 Mike Schroder

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