WordPress Community Roundup

A New Home for the WordPress Community? It sounds like a tall order, but there it is: over at Ollie, Mike McAlister has proposed “a thought experiment and design concept” called OpenPress: What would it look like to start connecting millions of websites, users, and content that power half of the web in a more… Continue reading WordPress Community Roundup

Jobs Change, Membership Doesn’t

Post Status has been a haven for kindness and generosity, but it’s thanks to our members, readers, listeners, colleagues, and friends that the work we do together and the fun we have is good, meaningful, and regenerative for our community. On that note, this is my last post in my role as editor at Post… Continue reading Jobs Change, Membership Doesn’t

Pandemic experiences, “Are you disabled?” and the history of screen readers

Back in July, Sabina Ionescu published a lot of different responses from people in the WordPress community to questions about the impact of the pandemic on them. I missed it then, but it’s still relevant and worth reading. Some other things I’ve enjoyed but haven’t slipped into a post yet: Joanne Limburg discusses the agonizing… Continue reading Pandemic experiences, “Are you disabled?” and the history of screen readers

New Venue Accessibility Checklist in the WordCamp Organizer Handbook

WordPress Community News Roundup for the Week of October 17 You may recall my prior post, 5 Days Without a Shower, in which I wrote about my disability experiences at WCUS 2022. Writing things from a place of vulnerability isn’t always easy, but sometimes they’re necessary. Creating that post gave you insight into my experiences,… Continue reading New Venue Accessibility Checklist in the WordCamp Organizer Handbook

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 Community News Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022

The Post Status Member Spotlight turns onto Tom Greenwood this week. The WordPress community conversation about accessibility at WordCamps continues on Twitter, WP Builds, Post Status Draft, and Post Status Excerpt. Let’s have WordPress Accessibility for All! Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Post Status Member Spotlight: Tom Greenwood Tom Greenwood is the co-founder and Managing… Continue reading WordPress Community News Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022

Post Status Excerpt (No. 69) — WCUS Afterthoughts, Accessibility, and Pay Transparency

WordCamp US, accessibility, disability, Ny’s “blood feud” with Uber, and salary transparency are the topics Dan Knauss and Nyasha Green take on this week for The Excerpt. Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Dan and Ny talk about their WordCamp US experiences both good and bad. Their conversation focuses on accessibility and disability. Ny had an… Continue reading Post Status Excerpt (No. 69) — WCUS Afterthoughts, Accessibility, and Pay Transparency