Certain WP Form Plugins Make Accessibility Easy

According to the WAVE web accessibility tool, Gravity Forms scores a perfect score out-of-the-box for their front-end forms. Same with Ninja Forms, Contact Form 7, and WP Forms.   I tested 2 other popular WP form plugins that did not fare as well. Gravity Forms’ Investments in Web Accessibility Are Paying Dividends The Tavern reported in… Continue reading Certain WP Form Plugins Make Accessibility Easy

You Don’t Need to Know Code to Build a Successful WP Plugin Business.

With all the consolidation happening in the WordPress plugin ecosystem, it’s easy to think that it’d be futile to start your own WP plugin business.  But the reality is that there are many small plugin developers making a living flying under the radar of the big dogs. As Valuable as 1 Big Project Per Year… Continue reading You Don’t Need to Know Code to Build a Successful WP Plugin Business.

Freenginx’s Stand Against Corporate Limits: Potentially A New Era for WordPress Hosting

The Latest In a recent development within the world of web servers, the highly regarded service Nginx has undergone a significant transformation. Russian developer Maxim Dounin has made waves by announcing a new fork of the Nginx web server and caching proxy. The new fork is called freenginx. This move is strategically aimed at steering… Continue reading Freenginx’s Stand Against Corporate Limits: Potentially A New Era for WordPress Hosting

Interactivity API Prepares for its Official Debut in WordPress 6.5

tl;dr The Interactivity API is merging into WordPress 6.5. It revolutionizes site interactivity by standardizing the development of interactive elements. This makes it easier for developers and enhances user experiences. It enables dynamic interactions like shared data across blocks without reloading pages. This opens up new possibilities for developers, users and businesses alike. It could… Continue reading Interactivity API Prepares for its Official Debut in WordPress 6.5

Automattic Releases wp-now: A Local Development Environment Powered by WordPress Playground

Automattic has published a new project called wp-now that creates a local development environment in seconds. The tool is a NodeJS app that is powered by WordPress Playground, an experimental project that uses WebAssembly (WASM) to run WordPress in the browser. wp-now allows developers to quickly spin up a new WordPress site with their chosen theme… Continue reading Automattic Releases wp-now: A Local Development Environment Powered by WordPress Playground

WordPress vs. Squarespace

Every business needs a website. That much is obvious. But choosing what content management system to use isn’t always so clear. When it comes to WordPress vs. Squarespace, which option is the right choice for your website? Before we answer that question, we need to look at each platform’s benefits and limitations, as well as… Continue reading WordPress vs. Squarespace

Navigating the New Era of AI-Assisted Code Generation in WordPress

The world is learning new ways of moving faster with the help of AI, as the increased availability of the technology is poised to transform the way humans work. Generitive AI is decades old but recent advances and new tools like DALL-E (launched in January 2021) have made AI more accessible to the public. When… Continue reading Navigating the New Era of AI-Assisted Code Generation in WordPress

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