Hello Summer – June 23rd

Hello Summer Meetup

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015, 6:30 PM

Élesztő
Tűzoltó u. 22, Hungary Budapest, HU

4 WordPressers Attending

Hello Summer WordPress MeetupHot summer days arrived and that is one more reason to get together talk about WordPress stuff, talk about non-WordPress stuff, discuss about meetups we had done and brainstorming for next season and usual casual conversations.And we plan to do this while drinking excellent craft beers of Élesztő. If you don’t have be…

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Hot summer days arrived and that is one more reason to get together talk about WordPress stuff, talk about non-WordPress stuff, discuss about meetups we had done and brainstorming for next season and usual casual conversations.

And we plan to do this while drinking excellent craft beers of Élesztő. If you don’t have better plans and you like a good and want to have a chat feel free to come by.

We hope to see you there!

News in the WordPress world, April/May 2015

Update all the sites!

There were quite a few releases in the past few weeks:

  • 4.1.2, 4.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2
  • Popular plugins, Security plugins (iThemes Security), Core, … Everyone has had their share of security issues in the past few weeks.
  • Luckily, WordPress’ Automatic Updater took care of most of these updates for you. You can learn more about the updater and how to configure it here.
  • The last security issue concerned Genericons, an icon font that’s bundled into several themes including Twenty Fifteen, and in popular plugins like Jetpack. You can read more about the vulnerability here.
  • Update fatigue is dangerous. Don’t give up, update, and thank the Core Security team who’s there to save us by reacting quickly and shipping new releases to fix all these issues.

WordPress.org Now Requires Theme Authors to Use the Customizer to Build Theme Options

From now on, all themes submitted to the WordPress.org theme repository will have to use the Customizer for their theme options:

  • https://make.wordpress.org/themes/2015/04/21/this-weeks-meeting-important-information-regarding-theme-options/
  • http://wptavern.com/wordpress-org-now-requires-theme-authors-to-use-the-customizer-to-build-theme-options

If you are not familiar with the customizer, and if you’d like to add options to your theme, I would suggest checking out the Customizer API docs on WordPress.org.

WordPress 4.3 will be all about enabling users of touch and small-screen devices.

WordPress 4.2 was shipped a couple of weeks ago, and the core developers are already planning 4.3. You can find out more about the focus of the next major WordPress release here:

  • https://make.wordpress.org/core/2015/04/28/wordpress-4-3-kickoff/

I would also suggest subscribing to make/flow if you’d like to help with testing and share your opinions.

WordPress’s Rest API is still in the works, version 2.0 was released a few weeks ago

  • https://make.wordpress.org/core/2015/04/29/wp-rest-api-version-2-0-beta-1/
  • The developers in charge of the API are looking for testers. If you’re interested, and if you want that feature to make it into core sooner rather than later, watch the GitHub repo and submit bug reports!

#meetup, #news

WordPress Budapest Meetup #4…

WordPress Budapest Meetup #4 – May 7th

WordPress Budapest Meetup #4

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6:30 PM

No location yet.

9 WordPressers Attending

Dear All – The upcoming WordPress Budapest meetup will be on 7th of May! – Stay tuned because:Program  ———————Networking/Introductions   Newcomers and oldcomers will have the chance again to shortly introduce themselves to the group so we know each other a little better.What’s going on in WordPress World   We will talk about rec…

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Program

  • Networking/Introductions: Newcomers and oldcomers will have the chance again to shortly introduce themselves to the group so we know each other a little better.
  • What’s going on in WordPress World: we will talk about recent news and developments about WordPress

Presentations

  1. “Local SEO” by @ahmad1alagha
  2. “How to use WP for marketing a service or product” by @henscu
  • Networking: Talk about WordPress, business, get to know each other, drink a beer or a coffee…all the fun part 🙂

News in the WordPress world, March 2015

Here is a quick recap of last night’s News section. Any questions, shoot!

Security updates

There were a few important security vulnerabilities discovered in WordPress plugins this month:

For some of these updates, the WordPress Security team automatically updated the plugins remotely, using the automatic update system that was added to WordPress in version 3.7. You can read more about this process here.
This automatic update was really useful to patch a lot of WordPress installations in very little time, but some people felt uncomfortable seeing the WordPress security team update code on their site without their consent. Here is a post arguing against automatic plugin updates: On Automatic WordPress Updates.

WordPress 4.2 Beta

The next version of WordPress is just around the corner, and you can help test it! To do so, install this plugin.

To find out what’s new in WordPress 4.2, you can check this post: WordPress 4.2 Beta 1.

Of note, a better plugin installer, a new Press This feature, even more things in the Customizer, and Emojis.

We also talked about the changes to taxonomy terms: you can read more about it here. If you’re a plugin author, you’ll want to review this guide. You can use this plugin to find out if your site includes any shared terms.

If you have any other news to share, post them here!

#meetup, #news

WordPress Budapest Meetup #3 – 2nd presentation

Blast Off With Jetpack

Discover the Jetpack plugin, and why should you give it a try on your WordPress site.
blast-off-with-jetpack

If you have any questions about my talk, do not hesitate to comment! And if you want to learn more about a specific module, let me know!

#meetup, #talks, #jetpack

WordPress Budapest Meetup #3 -…

WordPress Budapest Meetup #3 – March 19

WordPress Budapest Meetup #3

Thursday, Mar 19, 2015, 6:30 PM

The Hub co-working office
1061 Budapest – Paulay Ede utca 65. Budapest, HU

26 WordPressers Attending

This months WordPress Budapest meetup will be on 19th of March.Program  ———————Introductions  People attending(and willing 😀 ) shortly introduce themselves to the group so we know each other a little better.What’s going on in WordPress World  We will talk about recent news and developments about WordPressPresentations:  ———…

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Program

Introductions
People attending(and willing 😀 ) shortly introduce themselves to the group so we know each other a little better.

What’s going on in WordPress World
Let’s talk about recent news and developments in the WordPress world.

Presentations:

1 – “Power up with Jetpack”  by @jeherve
Let’s learn more about the Jetpack plugin together.

2 – “Performance 101” by @borantula
Bora will give us an overview of the things to consider when reviewing caching and performance on a WordPress site.

Networking
Talk about WordPress, business, get to know each other, drink a beer or a coffee…all the fun part 🙂
To stay closer you can join the facebook group and follow the twitter account:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/wordpressbudapest

https://twitter.com/WPBudapest

News in the WordPress world, January 2015

Before we get to post pictures and presentations about last night’s meetup, here is a quick summary of the news topics we talked about.

WordPress Lead Developer changes

Ryan Boren and Peter Westwood step down and are replaced by Helen Hou-Sandi and Dion Hulse.

Ryan Boren becomes UX lead for 2015. If you don’t already, I’d suggest following make.wordpress.org/flux to find out more about some of the biggest UX issues in WordPress.

Read about it on Poststatus

The plugin installation flow will be improved in WP 4.2.

Done with the boring steps appearing when you would install a plugin. Check trunk, it’s already in there. #29820-core

New frontend editor walkthrough

If you follow make.wordpress.org/core, you probably know about the frontend editor that is being worked on. You can already install it on your test sites, it’s worth giving it a try. Her is a walkthrough from Elegant Themes.

Pressnomics

Pressnomics is a WordPress conference for entrepreneurs and business owners. A few weeks ago, over 250 attendees met in Phoenix to talk about the economics around WordPress. One of the key events of the conference was a QA with Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress and CEO of Automattic.

The session wasn’t recorded, but a few quotes generated quite a lot of talk around the future of WordPress, our competitors, and how we need to change to create the next WordPress.

Here are a few of Matt’s quotes:

Following discussion

Matt was referring to plugins transforming WordPress in a turn-key solution including the features that people creating websites have come to expect: social, mobile, stats, … These are all baked in tools like Wix, Squarespace, or Weebly.

Chris Lema – Is the Future Success of WordPress tied to Jetpack?
WP Tavern – How Important is Jetpack on WordPress’ Road to 50% Market Share?

WP Pusher, deploy WordPress themes and plugins from GitHub

cc @sinisterstuf who will talk about deployment methods in our next meetup!

#meetup, #news

#29820-core