WordPress Weekly with Jeff Chandler and Marcus Couch

WordPress Weekly #241 – WordCamp Warmup, Jetpack 4.1, and Aesop Story Engine

In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I discuss the news of the week including, Jetpack 4.1, an event aimed at new and introverted WordCamp attendees, Aesop Story Engine, and more. This episode is only 35 minutes in length as I was dealing with severe weather so it should be easy to digest.

Stories Discussed:

Aesop Story Engine 1.7.8 Improves Video and Chapter Component Usability on Mobile Devices
Jetpack 4.1 Adds Telegram and WhatsApp Sharing Buttons, Introduces Untappd Menu Shortcode
bbPress 2.5.10 – Security Release
WordPress Stats Page Redesigned, Adds New Data on Installs by Language
All in One SEO 2.3.7 Patches Persistent XSS Vulnerability
WP Safe Updates Plugin: Test WordPress Plugin Updates in a Sandbox Before Applying
WordCamp Warmup: An Experimental Event Aimed at Breaking the Ice for New WordCamp Attendees

Plugins Picked By Marcus:

WP Post Type Template provides the same kind of functionality that page templates have but within posts.

Activity Reactions For Buddypress adds the ability for readers to react to activity updates similar to Facbook status updates.

Discontinued Products works within WooCommerce to flag a product as discontinued. It removes the product from being added to a cart and provides related functionality such as, adding a product to a wishlist and the option to hide a product from the shop, archive, and search pages.

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