To Heck with Black Friday, I’m Raising My Prices! — Post Status Draft 127

This week in Post Status Slack, Lesley Sim, the founder of Newsletter Glue, dropped this announcement: “While everybody is offering discounts for Black Friday, we’re planning to significantly raise prices. We’ll be narrowing our target audience and focusing mainly on medium-large publishers and online businesses; working with them more closely and providing a high level… Continue reading To Heck with Black Friday, I’m Raising My Prices! — Post Status Draft 127

Post Status Excerpt (No. 72) — Can We Get to “Yes” on Better UX?

WordPress User Experiences from DIY Builders to Enterprise Users This week in an article shared in Post Status Slack, Eric Karkovack suggested some ways to improve the WordPress user experience, especially for DIY users setting up a website for the first time. Some of the things Eric wants to see happen, like a standard interface… Continue reading Post Status Excerpt (No. 72) — Can We Get to “Yes” on Better UX?

Tech Roundup for the Week of October 17

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. Move Over CSS, Here’s JSON I feel like we just started getting a better rhythm of using CSS and SCSS for bringing design systems to life with… Continue reading Tech Roundup for the Week of October 17

A Visit from the Good Idea Fairy

WordPress Business Roundup for the Week of October 17 Building, Supporting, and Selling a Winning Product — With or Without WordPress.org • Are Active Install Counts Relevant to Your Business’s Success? (Even if they are accurate? And they haven’t been.) • Let’s Fix What’s Broken (The Plugin Repo) Not What Isn’t (The Freemium Model) • Follow… Continue reading A Visit from the Good Idea Fairy

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

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

How Open Source is WordPress?

And how much weight does the community carry? Decision-by-committee is difficult enough, and decision-by-community is called an election. Surely there must be a way that we can gather information, keep the community informed, and move forward in a mutually-beneficial way. This week we’ve seen a lot of discussion around the Active Install Growth Chart in… Continue reading How Open Source is WordPress?

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

Gutenberg 14.2 Improves Writing Flow, Adds Kerning Controls for Headings in Global Styles

Gutenberg 14.2 brings some important changes to the writing flow in the block editor that simplify the experience and remove unnecessary obtrusions. One small but significant change is that the sibling and line inserters have been updated to use a more natural animation effect with a slightly increased delay to minimize accidental triggers. This release… Continue reading Gutenberg 14.2 Improves Writing Flow, Adds Kerning Controls for Headings in Global Styles