Remember the image on the right? It is the open linked data cloud and you probably saw it already in a slide of some referee about the semantic web. There is a new development already planned since 2012. The WP API. What does it mean? Basically speaking it is a JSON interchange Format as REST Service for standard WordPress functionallity. They want to merge it two steps into the core of WordPress. [Read more…]
Somebody asked me how much effort it is to customize some template files of a big #WordPress theme and how long them will be active until a new version of a specific #plugin is released. From my long lasting experience I could tell you that a good maintained and mainly selled plugin is living around two WordPress major releases without significant changes.
But wait, how to tell this a customer? I don’t know but if you find this list of WordPress releases you can tell that since 4.0 approx. every 120 days a new major update of WordPress has been released. If you take the alpha, beta and rc stages into account it is only around 13 days. So the time to live for a WordPress plugin is around two-third of a year. So the answer to the initial question is, that it doesn’t make so much sense.
For a few weeks I recieve messages about dangerous outgoing connections to 126.96.36.199 from a german hosting provider. I knew there is only WordPress running and my first thought was it is any plugin doing crappy things. After deactivating the most of them I thought it has to be Jetpack.
I recently updated WordPress on many customer sites and found something I wasn’t aware of.
There is a new file called wp-links-opml.php and what it is doing? [Read more…]