WordPress 4.9.5, possibly the most irrelevant and controversial version of the story

WordPress 4.9.5 about to leave the first days of April, will surely be one of the versions of WordPress at Same time more controversial and irrelevant

I say it will be irrelevant because none of the news is any improvement for the WordPress user because there is nothing that does anything for us really review?

PHP 7.2 as recommended minimum version

Although it could be seen as good news, in reality it is totally irrelevant, and in fact no one would notice it unless it is customary to read the files readme of each version .

Because the change is that in the readme instead of recommending PHP 7.0 recommends PHP 7.2.

Piece of novelty for a WordPress update!

The text "Cheating" is changed s? eh? "

We are lately in the generation of the offending and someone has come up with the error message that WordPress sometimes shows when a user tries to access a administration page which, by its profile, should not be accessed, could be offensive.

Yes, offensive, because someone has thought that saying that is an insult as you read it.

] And go ahead that does not seem bad to be replaced by a more explanatory text but it is the reason for the change that surprises me.

I still do not know what text will be, but ] Piece of news for a WordPress update!

Censorship in several sentences of the Hello Dolly plugin

What you read. As in the previous case, someone on Twitter said that some phrases from the mythical song Hello Dolly which won a Grammy and is part of the culture musical of the whole planet, not only of the USA, they are offensive for the woman because they are out of context.

That is, someone has activated a plugin to show the lyrics of the song Hello Dolly some phrase bothered him and, instead of deactivating it and / or deleting it, it has been proposed to change the lyrics of Hello Dolly [19659010]

Apart from the piece of debate that has opened this issue and not only about political correctness and self-censorship, also about who decides what goes on WordPress installations (Matt, of course).

Years of requests to remove Akismet from WordPress for being a plug in payment that requires registration in a proprietary service and nothing, someone complains about this and the lyrics of a mythical song are changed.

Piece of novelty for a WordPress update!

Invitation to try Gutenberg

To finish, on the WordPress desktop 4.9.5 (finally postponed to version 4.9.6, blessed joy) will appear a box that will encourage users to install Gutenberg the futuristic new WordPress editor with a really big button to install it directly.

And all that without notifying that you are going to install a plugin in beta in your active WordPress which could cause problems in your active installation, that's why, because it's in beta, and it's not that it could have errors, it's that it has them, and will not work half of it of the plugins and go find out what else problems. [19659003] Piece of novelty for a WordPress update!

Are there more changes?

Well, decide yourself looking at the list but they are minor changes, and very few, not even acceptable for a maintenance update.

And then there's the usual issue, who makes these decisions. Matt, as always. An unconventional easement

WordPress without plugins is not competitive

The other day he got angry at a meeting of WordPress professionals called Pressnomics when, in an interview with Matt Mullenweg , someone released the pearl that " JetPack is a Trojan of Matt ".

 JetPack is a Trojan of Matt

JetPack is a Trojan of Matt (the room is silent)

But almost worse was the answer of Mullenweg, who could not think of anything else to say more or less that WordPress has no future without JetPack .

According to the boss of Automattic and co-creator of WordPress, the future of this CMS alone is not very promising, coming to declare, verbatim, that " In the absence of JetPack I think WordPress would be in decline ". There is nothing. And of course, the mortal was bundled.

 In the absence of JetPack WordPress would go in decline

In the absence of JetPack WordPress would go in decline

To finish fixing it came to justify his statement alluding to the objective of ] WordPress should be reaching 50% market share of all websites, instead of the current 23% and that only with "complete" products such as a WordPress with JetPack could reach all type of users through the utilities offered by JetPack for integration in social networks and mobile adaptation.


The statements are to frame them … the museum of horrors.

Okay, I can agree that for WordPress to become the world's largest web system has to offer those technologies necessary for any user but does that really go through JetPack? a product dependent on a service owned by the company of Matt Mullenweg, Automattic a product in which many of its modules only work through a connection with a private for-profit service .

That's the part where Mullenweg continues to confuse in my opinion, his sincere love for WordPress with interest in the benefits of his company .

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The golden rule is that the core must offer features that 80% or more of end users will appreciate and use true

But wow, that is not insurmountable, you can consider including in the default distribution some really useful plugins or plugins (not Hello Dolly ) but why JetPack?

There are alternatives to JetPack that do not require connection to the servers of the Automattic company, much less register a user in WordPress.com would not it be better to use those alternatives? Would it be worth choosing a couple of plugins to offer the basics? In fact it does not even need that.

There are ways to achieve without plugins that articles are shared on social networks from the theme WordPress and it is something that could take the default themes of the distribution of WordPress.

Regarding the adaptation to mobile devices that is already so without the need for plugins. The same desktop of WordPress is responsive as well as the latest themes by default.

The worrying thing about all this is that Matt Mullenweg has declared what he has stated, assuming that the future of WordPress passes through JetPack for the product of a private company. I think it's a huge mistake of concept and principles.

If we really believe in WordPress and we bet on its growth would not it be better to focus efforts on making a WordPress better for itself instead of making it dependent on external products?

 wordpress com vs wordpress org

This reminds me of some other CMS that compromised its future, and even survival, by assuming that it "needed" to be compatible with certain modules that many users considered essential and, instead of seeing how to incorporate these functionalities in the core of the software, it was decided to guarantee the compatibility of the CMS with the external modules, and when these were obsolete, the CMS had also

I sincerely hope that you do not fall into the same mistake and will resume the basic principles of WordPress that what has made it great will be strengthened and that Matt and others who have done so much for WordPress recover the initial spirit instead of mix the common with the private .

I do not know what will seem to you but lately too many similar mistakes are being made by the same.

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