jQuery 3 support

WordPress 5 only supports jQuery 1 while the rest of web development world have moved to jQuery 3.

CP would like to keep CP more up to date that WordPress regarding dependencies like jQuery.

They think the problem with this upgrade is that it will break a lot of plugins and themes.

Maybe a good way to start is to make a plugin that replaces the version of jQuery, and make that available for use and testing so that CP can figure out what will break.

ClassicPress 1.0.0-rc2 – is live now! We invite you to put your new or existing ClassicPress sites on rc2 as soon as possible.

ClassicPress 1.0.0-rc2 is the second release candidate for ClassicPress 1.0.0. It is available now.

If there are no issues with this release, then the official, final version 1.0.0 will be launched with the same code base on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Minor changes since 1.0.0-rc1

  • Remove files that were accidentally included in rc1 (details 1)
  • Avoid duplicated rewrite rules (WordPress and ClassicPress) in .htaccess after migration (details)
  • Remove WP-only themes features, continuing from changes in rc1 (details 1)
  • Add some explanatory messages for the default themes, since both parent and child themes are included (details 1)
  • Use a consistent header for all About tabs in the dashboard (details 1)
  • Fix a PHP notice in the dashboard petitions widget (details)

Download this release

New sites Download
ClassicPress-release-1.0.0-rc2.zip (9.9 MB)
and follow the installation instructions.
Existing WordPress sites Download the migration plugin 1 and follow the migration instructions.
Existing ClassicPress sites Use the built-in update mechanism (more info).

Full changelog

Available on GitHub, along with the changelogs for previous releases.


Pour ses phases de tests, Swiss Typefaces profite de La Perruque pour propulser à haute vitesse la fonte expérimentale KOPYME tout le long du spécimen… Dynamique, puissante, elle raconte l’histoire d’un ultime rush.


KOPYME est une fonte brutale avec des caractères monolinéaires monospaces et des proportions extra-larges. En mettant l’accent sur les horizontales étendues, elle fait référence à une tradition de lettrage spécifiquement suisse qui renvoie aux œuvres de Walter Käch dans les années 1930 et 1940, et qui est aussi matérialisée dans la police Haas Horizontal du designer de l’Helvetica Max Miedinger.

Dans une variation futuriste de ce thème, Swiss Typefaces introduit des formes lourdes et troublantes avec des terminaisons angulaires, comme sur le ‘C’ ou le ‘S’. L’horizontalité de KOPYME est compensée par des diagonales qui traversent l’espace du glyphe comme des faisceaux laser. Dans des lettres comme ‘M’ ou ‘Y’, elles traversent la ligne de base augmentant ainsi l’énergie cinétique de la police. Encore en développement, le caractère est uniquement composé de majuscules et vient dans un seul style: KOPYME, As Usual.

Texte : Florian Hardwig





KOPYME typeface (unreleased wip Lab font) featured in issue 12 of La Perruque

La Perruque – spécimens typographiques

LA PERRUQUE est une revue de 1 × 90 cm qui édite et diffuse des spécimens typographiques. Cet étrange format glané chez les imprimeurs définit le modèle économique de sa publication.

Avec la volonté de limiter et de valoriser les chutes, La Perruque passe des « deals » avec des imprimeurs qui lui permettent d’exploiter les espaces vacants en marge de leurs impressions courantes. Ces espaces vierges sont ensuite proposés à une communauté de typographes qui s’en saisissent et les requalifient.

Imprimé dans les marges d’impressions offset, chaque numéro constitue le spécimen d’un caractère typographique et l’ensemble des numéros tisse un fil entre les contributions des dessinateurs de caractères et graphistes, pour dresser le portrait d’une certaine communauté typographique contemporaine.

Lieu de villégiature en ligne des contributions, ce site internet propose aussi de rendre visibles les processus de création des caractères ainsi que les éléments qui définissent les contours de la revue.

La Perruque

Setback for Israeli lunar lander as computer glitch prevents scheduled maneuver

Will malfunctions thwart first Israeli mission to the Moon?

A hitch in computer systems Monday evening caused an Israeli lunar spacecraft to miss a scheduled adjustment in its trajectory en route to the moon, engineers reported on Tuesday.

The maneuver by the Beresheet craft was postponed after the space vehicle’s on-board computer executed an independent restart. As a result, the craft automatically canceled an engine burn scheduled to keep it on track for an April lunar landing.

“At the moment we are not very worried. Of course it isn’t nice, but we are still optimistic,” said SpaceIL CEO Dr. Ido Anteby.

Engineers on Tuesday were still examining the data to figure out what happened. Opher Doron, the general manager of the Space Division at Israel Aerospace Industries, said that the engineers had not encountered a similar problem during simulations.

The spacecraft is still set to land on the Moon on April 11, as engineers built in a number of buffer days in case of delays, said Doron.

Beresheet is headed to the moon through a roundabout path that helps the tiny spacecraft, about the size of a car, save on fuel. The spacecraft will circle Earth six or seven times in a series of growing ellipses before jumping into the moon’s orbit on April 4.

The setback came a day after Beresheet successfully completed its first maneuver by firing its engine while tens of thousands of miles away from Earth. The first maneuver was at the furthest point in the first ellipse, nudging the spacecraft toward a second, larger ellipse.

The second maneuver, set for late Monday night, was scheduled to take place at the closest point to earth along the first ellipse, just 600 kilometers (370 miles) above the northern hemisphere.

Engineers are only in contact with the spacecraft for about half an hour every four hours, but Anteby said all the communication windows are working as expected. “We know we are going to lose communication, and then we’re just waiting and waiting and waiting for it to come back, and it doesn’t always come back at exactly the same moment you expect,” he said. “And then suddenly you get the communication back, and this time we saw that the maneuver wasn’t completed.”

Following the successful launch of Beresheet into space early Friday morning, the team in the control room began looking into a small problem with its star navigation system. The navigation system allows the spacecraft, which is spinning in space, to figure out its orientation. Understanding the orientation is crucial for a number of operations, including ensuring that the onboard engines that direct the spacecraft to the correct trajectory are activated in the right direction. Anteby said on Tuesday that engineers were checking to see if the involuntary reset was a side effect of the issues with the star navigation system.

Aviv Priel, an engineer who is part of the team that controls the spacecraft’s maneuvers, said the team had discussed whether to put off the planned maneuvers while trying to understand more about the star navigation issue.

Priel said the team believes glare from the sun on the the spacecraft’s sensors is making it more difficult than expected for the spacecraft to orient itself according to the position of the stars. However, he added that the issue only happens at certain angles, and the team thus far is able to manipulate the spacecraft to obtain a full reading.

“The thing with the star tracker is it brought a lot of uncertainties with the first maneuver,” said Priel, referring to the successful maneuver on Sunday. “At some points, we weren’t sure if we should put it off. But we overcame it, we implemented it, and it was beautiful to see. During the [first] maneuver we had online communication — not immediately, with about a two-second delay, but we saw it almost real time.

“It was very exciting to see the main engine turn on and the measurements and the star navigation system working,” he said. “It was exciting and breathtaking as well.”

When Ofer Doron, a senior official at Israel Aerospace Industries, was asked Tuesday morning if the malfunction which occurred onboard the Beresheet spacecraft Monday night would endanger the mission to the Moon, he said the issue was still under examination.

“We still don’t know, we’re studying the issue. At the moment I am not terribly worried,” said Doron, adding that “the more we understand what caused the malfunction, the more we’ll know how to prevent it from happening again.”

“Basically, the whole thing happened when there was no communication,” with the spacecraft, Doron continued.

SpaceIL, the private company behind the launch, is still confident that Beresheet will complete its lunar landing on schedule, reaching the moon’s surface on April 11th.

SpaceIL CEO Dr. Ido Antebi said that at least for now, it does not appear that the malfunction will prevent the spacecraft from landing on the Moon on schedule.

“If we succeed in fixing the malfunction within a day or two, there’s no reason why the glitch should force a change in the date of arrival at the Moon.”


Image: A computer simulation shows the route that the Beresheet spacecraft will take the Moon, with a series of larger ellipses around the Earth until it reaches an orbit around the Moon. (courtesy SpaceIL)

Sources: The Times of Israel & Israel National News (Arutz Sheva)

Anual AWWWARDS 2018 – The Winners – Amsterdam, February 15th 2019

Over 900 international designers and developers joined together this February in the De La Mar Theatre Amsterdam to celebrate the most exceptional web projects of 2018.

The awards which are voted for by the Awwwards Jury and Users, recognize sites that go above and beyond, pushing the boundaries of innovation and pave the way for a more beautiful and accessible future in the world of the web.

Site of the year: Active Theory v4 from USA

”I do the impossible because anyone can do the possible,” Picasso. Every year a team of creatives and developers redefine the community’s creative horizon by pushing the boundaries in inspiring ways. This site encapsulates my quest to push forward.”

Gonzalo Pérez

”The fourth iteration of our portfolio featuring latest work, experiments, and products”

E-commerce Site of the Year: Frans Halls Museum from Netherlands

”Frans Hals Museum balances playful with functional effortlessly with intrigue on every scroll and interactions a-plenty. It’s a joy to explore!”

Rosie Manning

Meet all of the winners: AWWWARDS

ClassicPress 1.0.0 – Release Update

Thanks to careful testing and reporting from our users, we’ve become aware of several minor issues with last week’s 1.0.0-rc1 release.  None of these issues will affect the functionality of new or existing sites, but they are still worth fixing:

  • wp-content/languages/es_ES files were accidentally included in the release (details)
  • wp-content/plugins/classic-editor was accidentally included in the release (details)
  • We removed the “favorite plugins” feature linked to a WP.org account, but not the corresponding “favorite themes” feature (details)

There is also one other minor issue that was not new to 1.0.0-rc1:

  • .htaccess gets 2 sets of rewrite rules (WordPress and ClassicPress) after migration and re-saving permalinks (details)

In light of the above issues, we’ve decided to release version 1.0.0-rc2 (release candidate 2) with the fixes.  This release will happen on Wednesday, February 27, and we’ll also update our release procedures to prevent extra files from being unintentionally included in the future.

The new target date for the 1.0.0 final release is Tuesday, March 5.

Israeli lunar craft successfully completes first maneuver

Israel’s first lunar-bound spacecraft successfully carried out its first maneuver on Sunday after completing its first orbit around the Earth, the team behind the privately funded Beresheet project said.

According to a joint statement from IAI and SpaceIL, the 30-second maneuver, made at 69,400 kilometers from Earth, enabled the spacecraft to edge closer to the Moon.

Sunday’s maneuver “will increase the spacecraft’s closest point of approach to Earth [during its elliptical orbit] to a distance of 600 kilometers,” the statement said.

“This is the first time Beresheet’s main engine was activated – the maneuver was completed successfully!” it added.

The statement stressed that the implementation of the maneuver took into consideration problems with the spacecraft’s star navigation system.

Following the successful launch of Beresheet into space early Friday morning, the team in the control room began looking into a small problem with its star navigation system.

The Israeli team said glare from the Sun on the spacecraft’s sensors was making it more difficult than expected for the spacecraft to orient itself according to the position of the stars as it prepared for its first orbit around the Earth, the first stage of its slow seven-week journey to the Moon.

However, the team said it believed the issue was a minor one, and said there were other ways for the craft to maneuver itself into a correct path.

The next maneuver is scheduled for Tuesday night.

WordPress 5.1 Encourages Users to Update Outdated PHP Versions

This release introduces new features from the Site Health project. WordPress will now detect if a site is running on an insecure, outdated version of PHP and display a notice in the dashboard with information about how to update PHP. It also includes checks for PHP version compatibility with plugins.

WordPress 5.1+ will prevent users from installing plugins that require newer versions of PHP than they have running.

This release also introduces a medley of miscellaneous improvements under the hood for developers, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • New database table to store metadata associated with multisite networks
  • Updated Cron API with new functions to assist with returning data, new filters for modifying cron storage
  • New JavaScript build processes
  • Updates to values for the WP_DEBUG_LOG constant
  • Improved taxonomy metabox sanitization

When browsing plugins to install, WordPress 5.1 will display a warning for those plugins that require a higher PHP version than the one currently active. While that screen previously already included such information about WordPress version compatibility, it now does the same for PHP. Furthermore, for both of these potential issues, WordPress will now enforce these requirements, disabling the button to install such plugins.

This is only a first step in enforcing version requirements of plugins and themes. In a future WordPress version, these restrictions will expand also to updating or activating plugins and eventually cover themes as well.

Shooting for the Moon, engineers cheer successful launch of Beresheet

Liftoff happened exactly on schedule at 3:45 a.m. Israel time, prompting a raucous cheer from the cafeteria at Israel Aerospace Industries, where 500 employees and their families gathered to watch the launch of Israel’s historic lunar mission.

After the initial cheer, the room fell silent, engineers holding their breaths as the rocket escaped the earth’s atmosphere and reached an altitude of approximately 69,000 km (42,000 miles).

At 4:23 a.m., another cheer went up as the command center in Yehud, where Israel Aerospace Industries is headquartered, received the first data from Beresheet as the spacecraft prepared to separate from the rocket. At 4:25 a.m., Beresheet separated from the Falcon 9 rocket that launched it into space, successfully deploying its landing legs in the first test of its ability to function under its own power. The spacecraft will now travel about for seven weeks before reaching the moon on April 11.

“This launch for us, the people who worked on the development and building of the spacecraft, is like a birth after a long pregnancy,” said Ehud Hayan, a space systems engineer at Israel Aerospace Industries. “When the spacecraft leaves the rocket, that’s it. Once it’s in space, we can’t do any more tests or adjustments. It’s the first time it will be working alone, starting its functions. And once everything starts working, the motors are going and the pictures are streaming, you’ll feel as if there’s something alive.”

Hayan said the launch is usually one of the most stressful parts of a space operation, but because they have outsourced the launch to the commercial space company SpaceX, the Israeli engineers couldn’t do anything except sit back and watch the launch, hoping for the best.

“We had a successful launch, we were injected into a good orbit, separated well, and have good communications,” said Dr. Ofer Doron, the general manager of the Space Division at Israel Aerospace Industries, after Beresheet separated from Falcon 9.

There is a small problem with one of the star trackers, which helps the spacecraft orient itself using the position of the stars, but Doron said there are other ways that the spacecraft will be able to maneuver onto the correct path.

He noted that this is the first time that a deep space operation is totally funded by private donors. “Everyone is looking at us to see if it will work,” he said. “Now, Europe and the US are looking at this model, changing their strategy. Instead of being responsible for everything, they are looking for commercial options.”

For Liav Rotenberg, one of the spacecraft controllers, Friday’s launch was “a dream that’s finally being realized.”

“I can’t believe it, I remember back to my first days here,” said Rotenberg, who volunteered at IAI in high school and begged to be on the engineering team, despite his age. During the next 60 days, Rotenberg will take shifts in the command center in Yehud overseeing the spacecraft’s onboard engines. The engines make minute adjustments to the spacecraft’s trajectory, allowing it to make larger and larger elliptical orbits around the earth until it is pulled into the Moon’s orbits.

Beresheet will circle Earth six or seven times in a series of growing ellipses before jumping into the Moon’s orbit on April 4. The spacecraft will also circle the moon in a series of increasingly smaller ellipses, until it is expected to drop down into the Sea of Tranquility, on April 11 around 8 p.m., give or take an hour, according to SpaceIL CEO Dr. Ido Anteby.