Post Status Excerpt (No. 63) — Pay Transparency, Mutual Respect, and the Community We Need

People don’t realize how long ago “long ago” wasn’t. We’re not talking about two, three, four hundred years ago. My family always stressed working somewhere your employer respects you, because it wasn’t that long ago they didn’t have a choice. Nyasha Green We’re rebooting Post Status Excerpt as a weekly chat between Nyasha Green and… Continue reading Post Status Excerpt (No. 63) — Pay Transparency, Mutual Respect, and the Community We Need

Design, Development, and One Cool Tool

Daniel Schutzsmith shares the latest WordPress design and development news, tools, and techniques along with one special pick — this week’s shiny, new, and coolest tool. Estimated reading time: 2 minutes WordPress Development Around the Web A glimpse of what’s going on in the world of development and design in the WordPress space. Convert Classic… Continue reading Design, Development, and One Cool Tool

How to Add a Smooth Scroll to Top Effect in WordPress using jQuery

Do you want to add a smooth scroll to the top of the page effect on your WordPress website? A scroll to top effect is great when you have a long page and want to give your users an easy way to get back to the top. It helps improve the user experience of your… Continue reading How to Add a Smooth Scroll to Top Effect in WordPress using jQuery

Back Compat & Experimental APIs, Safely Handling SVG via “Insert URL”, WordPress 6.1 Bug Scrub Schedule, Database Performance Health Checks

This Week at WordPress.org (August 9, 2022) Is it safe to insert an SVG via URL? How healthy is your database? Performance Team Rep Nominations. Backwards Compatibility and Experimental Gutenberg APIs Give your feedback on this proposal to stop merging experimental APIs from Gutenberg to Core. Today, experimental APIs are merged to Core and sometimes… Continue reading Back Compat & Experimental APIs, Safely Handling SVG via “Insert URL”, WordPress 6.1 Bug Scrub Schedule, Database Performance Health Checks

Local Development Tools and the Open Web

Who is not using Local? Is it an Open Web tool? Let’s review some “Local history” and consider where WP Engine’s popular developer tools could be headed. Estimated reading time: 6 minutes DesktopServer: The end of an era and the beginning of a new one Once upon a time, I used XAMP. Then I used… Continue reading Local Development Tools and the Open Web

Gutenberg 13.8 Drops / What’s Ahead in WordPress 6.1

George Mamadashvili has a nice update and overview of the latest Gutenberg release: What’s new in Gutenberg 13.8? (3 August) The new monthly summaries for WordPress.org news are really nice — here’s July from Reyes Martinez: The Month in WordPress – July 2022

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Pentesting as Contributing

Robert Rowley at Patchstack explains what I believe is the first-ever reported vulnerability in Gutenberg (the plugin, not in WordPress core) to make the National Vulnerability Database. Robert has opened an issue for discussion in the Gutenberg GitHub repo that has a good quick summary of the vulnerability. It appears to be only a theoretical… Continue reading Pentesting as Contributing

Networking Done Right

Extendify’s Chris Lubkert and Artur Grabowski unpack how WordPress founders can build a network of potential buyers early on to enhance the sellability of their product for a future exit. I’ve had many conversations with Chris and Artur over the past couple of years, and their approach and values continue to impress me. It’s highly… Continue reading Networking Done Right

Digital Marketing as the “Edge” in Recession

I asked How Is “Recession” Talk Affecting Your Clients? in our Agency Owners channel because I was curious what those on the frontlines working with clients are hearing and seeing. Hendrik Luehrsen said “clients are actively pushing the envelope to avoid losses … From what we hear it’s the effort to gain an edge over… Continue reading Digital Marketing as the “Edge” in Recession

CSS Tricks Sale Price: $4M

Acquired in January, CSS-Tricks founder Chris Coyier, who was also a member here, ran that publication for 15 years before capitalizing on search traffic to sell to Digital Ocean — for $4 million (USD). They Got Acquired got that number and a few others from Chris recently: 88 million pageviews 91,000 newsletter subscribers 6,500 articles,… Continue reading CSS Tricks Sale Price: $4M