Gutenberg Designers Explore Adding Configuration Options to Block Editor Onboarding Modal

Gutenberg designers are considering replacing the current welcome guide modal with a new onboarding screen that prompts users to configure some of the editor’s many individual preference settings. The existing welcome setup was designed during the earlier days of the block editor when many WordPress users were experiencing it for the first time. It briefly… Continue reading Gutenberg Designers Explore Adding Configuration Options to Block Editor Onboarding Modal

Make It Go Viral

Viral marketing. It’s the ultimate goal: something you create “goes viral.” As marketers, we watch things gain popularity quickly- seemingly overnight – and dream of anything we do having that same level of success. What is it that makes an ice bucket challenge so enticing? Or makes a certain water bottle wildly popular? Or becomes… Continue reading Make It Go Viral

WordPress at a Massive Scale

Cory Miller talks with Lead Solutions Engineer at WordPress VIP, Sean O’Shaughnessy. Learn about WordPress hosting at a massive scale with some blind case study examples. Recorded on August 12, 2022. Topics Discussed How Sean got into his present role The trouble with caching, internal and external requests, and dynamic database-driven publishing platforms. Headless and… Continue reading WordPress at a Massive Scale

On the Web Publishing Tool Race

What if it’s not between open and closed but centralized and decentralized? Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Our job at Post Status is to help our members think ahead, get ahead, and stay ahead. Thus, I’ve been eager to write more about the Web Publishing Tool Race, as it’s one of the keys I see… Continue reading On the Web Publishing Tool Race

Rethinking WordPress Products Pricing Models

Jon Christopher wrote about how he’s rethinking the pricing model for his OrganizeWP product, and he got some good conversation going in Slack about it. Here’s what he’s doing: “licenses for updates and support will be sold for each major version, and they don’t expire.” I know first-hand the uphill battle it was to build… Continue reading Rethinking WordPress Products Pricing Models

New Voices

It’s with pleasure we welcome Daniel Schutzsmith and Nyasha Green to the Post Status contributor team this week. Daniel is taking point on curating our weekly Dev/Tech news and “cool tool” roundup. Nyasha and I are rebooting The Excerpt as a weekly podcast focusing on one or two key topics, from employment to business and… Continue reading New Voices

Takeaways From My ‘Forced’ Sabbatical

Cory Miller on Burnout Are you going through burnout? You’re not alone. Here’s my story about burnout and a framework for working through it. Estimated reading time: 1 minute In the past, I often dreamed of how cool it would be to take a sabbatical, but never got serious about actually taking one. There always… Continue reading Takeaways From My ‘Forced’ Sabbatical

WordPress Launches New Homepage and Download Page Designs

WordPress.org is now sporting a new look with a refreshed, jazzy design that complements the recently updated News pages. “The new homepage brings more attention to the benefits and experience of using WordPress, while also highlighting the community and resources to get started,”  Automattic-sponsored WordPress marketing team contributor Nicholas Garofalo said. “The new download page… Continue reading WordPress Launches New Homepage and Download Page Designs

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Newsletter Glue Closes Free Plugin on WordPress.org

The creators of Newsletter Glue have removed their free plugin from WordPress.org in favor of focusing on the commercial version. The plugin streamlines the publishing workflow for newsletter authors who also publish to their WordPress sites. It includes blocks and patterns for email templates and subscriber forms. Five months ago the plugin’s authors warned users… Continue reading Newsletter Glue Closes Free Plugin on WordPress.org