WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of November 14

Learn Accessibility • The Return of SmashingConf • PHP 8.2 Release Delayed • Deno for Decoupled Front-End Development • LogoIpsum • Cool Tool: Restrict With Stripe Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Learn Accessibility Digital accessibility, commonly abbreviated a11y, is an important subject in web developer circles. More and more, folks are looking for solid guidance… Continue reading WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of November 14

Design and Development News for the Week of October 31

WordPress Design & Development Around the Web Here’s a glimpse of what’s going on in the world of design and development in the WordPress space this past week. Missing Menu Items • Farewell PHP 7.4 • I Didn’t Know You Could Do That in the Block Editor • Why is Your Computer Cosplaying as a… Continue reading Design and Development News for the Week of October 31

WordPress 6.1 RC5 • WP-CLI 2.7.1 • Help Test Plugin Dependencies Feature Plugin

This Week at WordPress.org (October 24, 2022) WordPress 6.1 rolls out on November 1. Help test 6.1 Release Candidate 3 — and the Rollback feature plugin. Be sure to look over the 6.1 DevNotes, Field Guides, and Team Updates. WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 5 WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 5 (RC5) Now Available for Testing Help… Continue reading WordPress 6.1 RC5 • WP-CLI 2.7.1 • Help Test Plugin Dependencies Feature Plugin

Post Status Excerpt (No. 71) — Building, Supporting, and Selling a Winning Product — With or Without WordPress.org

This week I sat down again with Eric Karkovack to talk about the WordPress stories and topics that are on the top of our minds. Independently, we made nearly the same selections. There’s a single throughline in this episode — what works, what doesn’t, and what will take WordPress businesses forward in the product, agency,… Continue reading Post Status Excerpt (No. 71) — Building, Supporting, and Selling a Winning Product — With or Without WordPress.org

Best Practices and Tools from rtCamp

I’ve been collecting rtCamp news for a while — they have a great monthly newsletter — and here are some of the highlights worth sharing broadly. rtLearn = rtGrowth First of all, is rtLearn — not new but not as well known as it should be. As a large and growing company well positioned in… Continue reading Best Practices and Tools from rtCamp

WordPress 6.1 RC2 • 6.1 Sneak Peek with Nick Diego • WP-CLI 2.7.1 • Help Test Plugin Dependencies Feature Plugin

This Week at WordPress.org (October 17, 2022) Get a sneak peek at WordPress 6.1 with Nick Diego. Help test 6.1 Release Candidate 2 — and the Plugin Dependencies feature plugin. Be sure to browse the 6.1 DevNotes, Field Guides, and Team Updates. WP-CLI 2.7.1 is available now. WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 2 WordPress 6.1 Release… Continue reading WordPress 6.1 RC2 • 6.1 Sneak Peek with Nick Diego • WP-CLI 2.7.1 • Help Test Plugin Dependencies Feature Plugin

WordPress 6.1 RC1 • DevNotes • Field Guides • New LearnWP Course

This Week at WordPress.org (October 3, 2022) WordPress 6.1 RC 1 has shipped with a release date of November 1. It’s time to start testing! Check out the Developer Notes, Field Guide, and related team updates. WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 1 WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) Now Available Help Test WordPress 6.1 WordPress 6.1… Continue reading WordPress 6.1 RC1 • DevNotes • Field Guides • New LearnWP Course

Post Status Excerpt (No. 70) — Trust and Distrust: Microagressions, Active Install Growth Data for Plugins, and Open Source Security

In this episode of Post Status Excerpt, Dan and Ny take on three issues in the WordPress community that can threaten or impair trust while also revealing how foundational trust and healthy communication are: 1) racism and microaggressions, 2) the sudden removal and uncertain fate of the active install growth chart in the WordPress.org plugin… Continue reading Post Status Excerpt (No. 70) — Trust and Distrust: Microagressions, Active Install Growth Data for Plugins, and Open Source Security

WordPress 6.1 Beta 3 • Active Install Growth Chart

This Week at WordPress.org (October 3, 2022) Help test WordPess 6.1 Beta 3! Check out the latest features that are coming in the 6.1 release. Follow updates about bringing back the Active Install Growth chart. WordPress 6.1 Beta 3 WordPress 6.1 Beta 3 Now Available! Help Test WordPress 6.1 Bring back the Active Install Growth… Continue reading WordPress 6.1 Beta 3 • Active Install Growth Chart

WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022

WordPress Design & Development Around the Web WP Cloud • Big Changes in WP_Query and the Nav Block • Accessibility-Ready Themes • Design Systems and Agency-Client Co-Creation • W3.CSS • WP Plugin Compare • Is Self-Hosted Email Impossible? • Cool Tool: WordPress WebAssembly • Also: Remix Icons, PDFgrep, The only 58 bytes of CSS you… Continue reading WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022