Just announced on Facebook: WordPress 4.7 at 10 mio. downloads.
Yesterday Matt Mullenweg wrote:
“There are three main focuses this year: the REST API, the editor, and the customizer.
For the REST API we’re going to work on getting first party wp-admin usage of the new endpoints, and hopefully replace all of the core places where we still use admin-ajax.
The editor will endeavour to create a new page and post building experience that makes writing rich posts effortless, and has “blocks” to make it easy what today might take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embed discovery.
The customizer will help out the editor at first, then shift to bring those fundamental building blocks into something that could allow customization “outside of the box” of post_content, including sidebars and possibly even an entire theme.” (Matt Mullenweg, 2017-01-04)
Matt Mullenweg supports the development of wp_cli.
What does the WP core team do? The WP core is a huge project that involves the coordination of several teams. This plan for the next week in Core gives an idea of complexity of the project:
- Multisite Weekly Chat on tirsdag den 13. september 2016 18.00 CEST in #core-multisite
- Editor Weekly Chat onsdag den 14. september 2016 20.00 CEST in #core-editor
- Weekly Dev Chat on onsdag den 14. september 2016 22.00 CEST
- Multisite Bugscrub on torsdag den 15. september 2016 22.00 CEST in #core-multisite
- Themes Weekly Chat on fredag den 16. september 2016 20.00 CEST in #core-themes
- Media/Images Weekly Chat on fredag den 16. september 2016 21.00 CEST in #core-images (Aaron Jorbin “Core Meetings This Week Sept. 12th. Visited: 14.9. 2016. The dates are in danish but quoted verbatim.)
Excellent commandline tool: wpcli.
- Manage posts or pages
- Scaffolding themes or plugins