In what has become a nearly annual tradition, WordPress has released yet another update that broke thousands of plugins across the Internet. As usual, they claim this is in the best interest of security. Thus the breaking change was done with ZERO notification to developers. It was also forced onto most sites as a “security patch release” which will update any site that does not forcibly stop automatic updates.
Communication From WordPress Core Is Horrid
While I don’t have an issue with breaking changes for true security issues, what IS a problem is pushing out a change with almost ZERO testing to millions of websites with ZERO communication. They gave absolutely no warning to thousands of sites that this “update version” was coming and that it would knowingly break things. They did not communicate to site owners so they could block updates. They did not communicate to plugin or theme developers so they could come up with new releases.
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