Big Picture Goals 2023 • WP 6.2 Planning • LearnWP Needs Analysis • Wrong Plugins

This Week at WordPress.org (January 16, 2023) Where is WordPress going in 2023? Read Josepha’s Big Picture Goals for the year. WordPress certifications are in the planning phases, and the foundation will include LearnWP. The Training Team is conducting a Needs Analysis. Help gather the community’s input. Plugins Team is seeking intentionally wrong plugins, and… Continue reading Big Picture Goals 2023 • WP 6.2 Planning • LearnWP Needs Analysis • Wrong Plugins

Improving 5ftF Contributor Journey • Building Interactive Blocks • Layout Classes • WP20

This Week at WordPress.org (January 9, 2023) Share your feedback about how to improve the Five for the Future contributor journey. Check out work underway on how to make interactive blocks easier to build, and take a walkthrough of layout classes in WordPress 6.1. It’s time to start planning; how will you celebrate WordPress’ 20th… Continue reading Improving 5ftF Contributor Journey • Building Interactive Blocks • Layout Classes • WP20

WordPress 6.2 Schedule • 2022 in Core • Block Developer Year in Review • New Incident Response Team

This Week at WordPress.org (January 2, 2023) WordPress 6.2 is set to reach feature freeze on February 7 and final release on March 28. Take a look back at Core contribution stats from 2022. Read the recap of everything that happened last year that developers need to know. Meet the members of the Incident Response… Continue reading WordPress 6.2 Schedule • 2022 in Core • Block Developer Year in Review • New Incident Response Team

Why Blog? 14 Benefits of Blogging in 2023

We are often asked by users why they should blog and what are the benefits of blogging. Blogging has been around since 1993 and has become an essential marketing tool for many businesses. But is it still relevant in the age of social media? In this article, we’ll talk about why you should blog. And… Continue reading Why Blog? 14 Benefits of Blogging in 2023

Annual Survey • WordPress Playground • Plugins/themes Categorization

This Week at WordPress.org (December 19, 2022) What are the four freedoms of open source and how do they impact us? Get a look in the Celebration of the Four Freedoms of Open Source. Try out the new WordPress Playground to run WordPress in the browser. Plugin and Theme developers note the new categorizations: Canonical,… Continue reading Annual Survey • WordPress Playground • Plugins/themes Categorization

Annual Survey • State of the Word 2022 • Suggest Community Summit Topics • WordPress Playground (WASM)

This Week at WordPress.org (December 12, 2022) Tune in Thursday for Matt’s annual State of the Word address. Check out the WordPress Playground now. It brings key platform dependencies into the browser that you can embed in your own site today. Your feedback into the annual WordPress survey helps shape the project, so fill it… Continue reading Annual Survey • State of the Word 2022 • Suggest Community Summit Topics • WordPress Playground (WASM)

A History of Blogging (1993 – Present Day Timeline)

Do you want to know about the history of blogging? If you are thinking about starting a WordPress blog today, then you might like to know that there are 1.9 billion websites in the world, and the blogging industry makes up one-third of it. But it didn’t start out that way. In this article, we’ll share the… Continue reading A History of Blogging (1993 – Present Day Timeline)

Learning and Pulling Together

This week was all about revisiting and continuing conversations that have special value and maybe for that reason tend to continue on with a life of their own. Tom Willmot dropped a fine Twitter thread about the challenge all enterprise WordPress agencies face. This came in response to Magne Ilsas‘ featured post here last week,… Continue reading Learning and Pulling Together

2022 Blogging Statistics, Trends & Data – Ultimate List (UPDATED)

Are you looking for the latest blogging statistics, trends, and data? To get more blog readers, it’s important to know what’s new and exciting in the world of blogging. However, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest trends and facts. In this ultimate guide, we’re sharing the latest blogging statistics, trends, and… Continue reading 2022 Blogging Statistics, Trends & Data – Ultimate List (UPDATED)