Brian Coords has been working on WP-Notify which is described on its GitHub repo as: A feature plugin for WordPress, which aims to create a new (better) way to manage and deliver notifications to the relevant audience. 294 – How might we fix the WordPress notifications problem? This article was published at Post Status —… Continue reading Revisiting the Notifications Problem
A reminder from Anne McCarthy about the importance of your help testing Gutenberg 14.1 in advance of the WordPress 6.1 release: If you have the current Gutenberg (plugin) release installed, you can use block template parts without adopting everything that comes with block templates. For example, you can allow a user to edit and build… Continue reading New Features to Test in Gutenberg 14.1
Multidots was ranked #560 on the 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List this year. Noted at the end of the listing is a massive figure — they posted 1,122% growth over three years as a WordPress VIP Gold partner. They’ve also been building the future of collaborative editing in WordPress for a while, so in a… Continue reading 1,122% 3-Year Growth
Custom Order Tables in WooCommerce are now High Performance Order Storage (HPOS). It’s a technical kind of rebranding that’s a really good idea to express not only what custom database tables for orders are but what they do. According to the timeline for this key feature’s development, HPOS will be feature complete and released with… Continue reading What’s in a Name? HPOS for WooCommerce
RescueTime, which I’ve used since they started up, often has pretty good articles on time management and such. This is one. Most good habits are about maintenance. A beautiful life is all about maintenance This article was published at Post Status — the community for WordPress professionals.
Rob Howard built the MasterWP merch store as quickly as possible with WooCommerce, and then he assessed the relative difficulty of building with Woo rather than Shopify. His conclusion? A high-end WP developer [i.e., Rob] needed half a day to do something that could have been accomplished in a matter of minutes on Shopify… and… Continue reading WooCommerce vs. Shopify: Why Do We Make It So Hard?
What’s the best approach to maintenance — in software, sailing, or anything else? Hope for the best? Stewart Brand takes a famous solo, non-stop, round-the-world sailing race as a parable about maintenance styles that will win, go beyond winning, or drive you mad. Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Using The Sunday Times‘ 1968-69 Golden Globe… Continue reading Lessons in Maintenance
WordPress Design & Development Around the Web Fresh off the heels of WordCamp US, here’s a glimpse of what’s going on in the world of design and development in the WordPress space. There were several fantastic talks about design, accessibility, WP-CLI, blocks, and FSE at the event. We’re looking forward to highlighting some videos once they’re online.… Continue reading Tech Roundup for the Week of September 12
Sometimes we get questions — because we have a form for WordPress Questions. Go ahead, ask away! This one is from Jordan at DamnGood.tech. Coming in as a Senior Dev / Senior Dev (w/o much WordPress), how can I best showcase WordPress skills to clients? My background is that I’m senior developer / tech lead.… Continue reading Ask a #WordPress Question: As a Senior Developer with little WordPress experience, how can I best showcase my WordPress skills to clients?