Post Status Excerpt (No. 68) — On the Road to WordCamp US

In this episode Dan and Ny are tired! — but excited about heading to their first WordCamp of any kind. They talk about the things they’re looking forward to seeing and doing at WCUS and in San Diego. Lots of interesting speakers and talks! Contributor day! Karaoke. Food comes up — a lot. Estimated reading… Continue reading Post Status Excerpt (No. 68) — On the Road to WordCamp US

WordPress 6.1 Walkthrough, Dropping 3.7 – 4.0 Security Updates, WordPress Advanced Administration Handbook

This Week at WordPress.org (September 5, 2022) Get ready for WordPress 6.1! There’s a live walkthrough coming for it on September 13, and the feature freeze is September 20. Other important news: security updates will no longer be backported for WordPress 3.7-4.0, and there’s a new Advanced WordPress Administration handbook. Get Ready for WordPress 6.1… Continue reading WordPress 6.1 Walkthrough, Dropping 3.7 – 4.0 Security Updates, WordPress Advanced Administration Handbook

127 Full Site Editing Block Themes

It’s not meteoric growth by any means, but it’s good to see over 127 block themes listed in the WordPress.org theme directory. Highlighting block themes in the navigation was a good idea and an odd one to oppose, but I guess change is always hard. Even the most popular themes and builders like GeneratePress are… Continue reading 127 Full Site Editing Block Themes

Writing is a Challenging But Needed Profession in WordPress

The WordPress project, software, and community are equally important. They all play a role in ensuring growth, progress, and success. A sizeable economy of users, builders, and business owners depends on it. That’s why staying informed is vital. And so much of the reporting and learning opportunities come from unofficial sources. We need more people… Continue reading Writing is a Challenging But Needed Profession in WordPress

The $500 Website

A decade ago, Chris Butler’s survey and report for Newfangled provided other agencies with the numbers that meaningfully define their market. WordPress agencies and freelancers could use something similar today. Estimated reading time: 2 minutes In 2021 WordPress.com announced a premium $4,900 website building service — builtbywp.com. It’s still active but the FAQ says, “Our… Continue reading The $500 Website

WordPress 6.0.2, Advanced Admin Handbook, Accessibility Tags for Block Themes, and Improving the Template Creation Experience

This Week at WordPress.org (August 29, 2022) WordPress 6.0.2, Advanced Admin Handbook, Accessibility Tags for Block Themes, and Improving the Template Creation Experience Updates Time to update! WordPress has an update available, but additionally these areas of the project are ready to be updated as well. WordPress 6.0.2 Security and Maintenance Release WordPress Advanced Administration… Continue reading WordPress 6.0.2, Advanced Admin Handbook, Accessibility Tags for Block Themes, and Improving the Template Creation Experience

jQuery in the UK

Getting rid of jQuery on gov.uk Andy Sellick, Senior frontend developer, GOV.UK: The main disadvantage of using jQuery is that it has to be included in the page assets, which can slow down how quickly a site loads. GOV.UK’s pages vary in size, but the homepage is around 246 kB – 32 kB (13%) of… Continue reading jQuery in the UK

Two Tools: Better Presentations from iA and Super Fast Collaborative Code Editing with Zed

iA is developing a Markdown-based, radically simplified presentation app (called Presenter) that helps you tell stories effectively. I’ve demoed the beta and will have some things to say about it when there’s a public release. It’s nice, it’s simple, and like iA Writer I hope there will be a WordPress Integration. How Can We Make… Continue reading Two Tools: Better Presentations from iA and Super Fast Collaborative Code Editing with Zed

James Koster shares some designs to help full site editing feel “more like a design tool”

James Koster has been posting some really nice design experiments for the full site editor interface. A key goal is to make the user experience less jarring: instead of dropping [users] directly in edit mode, we might instead present their site in a navigable ‘frame’, accompanied by a menu of features, where styles and navigation… Continue reading James Koster shares some designs to help full site editing feel “more like a design tool”