Introducing: Linkify for Chrome

In WordPress 4.2, a fun little feature was quietly snuck into Core, I’m always delighted to see people’s reactions when they discover it. Thank you kind WordPress Devs for introducing the paste-a-link-on-highlighted-text feature. It's already saved me half an hour this week! — Meagan Hanes (@mhanes) May 10, 2016 I love being able to highlight text in […]

JSON Encoding in WordPress 4.1

Earlier in the year, we noticed a problem with JSON in WordPress. The JSON spec very explicitly notes that it only supports UTF-8, whereas WordPress can use any character set that MySQL supports. So, for sites that didn’t use MySQL’s utf8 or utf8mb4 character sets, this generally presented itself as json_encode() returning false; which resulted in either […]