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

DesktopServer Shutting Down After 12 Years

It’s sad to hear that ServerPress is closing its doors and DesktopServer has reached its end. Marc Benzakein and Gregg Franklin were active WordPress community members for years and I appreciated their work. Shared in an email to their customers: “We’re a small company that has remained independent of large hosting providers and their influential… Continue reading DesktopServer Shutting Down After 12 Years

Gluing Things Together

“No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough.” — Brené Brown This week Dan and I talked with Post Status member Lesley Sim of Newsletter Glue about refining our tedious and time-consuming newsletter workflow here. (I’ve been doing it for the last couple of weeks and it’s a bear!)… Continue reading Gluing Things Together

New Twenty Twenty-Three Default Theme Now in Development

Last month, WordPress design contributors proposed creating a new kind of default theme that would bundle a curated set of style variations, instead of creating a new theme from scratch. This idea resonated with participants in the discussion and plans are now underway to use a stripped-back version of Twenty Twenty-Two as the base for… Continue reading New Twenty Twenty-Three Default Theme Now in Development

How to Add a Background Image in WordPress (6 Easy Ways)

Do you want to add a background image to your WordPress site? Background images can make your website look more engaging and vibrant. In this article, we will show you how to easily add a background image to your WordPress site. Why Add a WordPress Background Image? Adding an image to your WordPress website can… Continue reading How to Add a Background Image in WordPress (6 Easy Ways)

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.Today, experimental APIs are merged to Core and sometimes removed later. See the WP 6.0 Experimental APIs. As the WordPress… Continue reading Back Compat & Experimental APIs, Safely Handling SVG via “Insert URL”, WordPress 6.1 Bug Scrub Schedule, Database Performance Health Checks

New Proposal Calls for Contributors to Stop Merging Experimental APIs from Gutenberg to WordPress Core

The practice of merging experimental APIs from Gutenberg into WordPress core may soon be coming to an end. A new proposal, published by Automattic-sponsored contributor Adam Zielinski, calls for contributors to stabilize APIs before merging them into core. Over the years, approximately 280 experimental APIs have been merged from the Gutenberg plugin, which Zielinski audited… Continue reading New Proposal Calls for Contributors to Stop Merging Experimental APIs from Gutenberg to WordPress Core