Tech Roundup Week Ending July 21

WordPress 6.3 to Introduce a Development Mode WordPress 6.3 will introduce a new development mode. This mode can be initiated by declaring the WP_DEVELOPMENT_MODE constant. It is not recommended for production sites. Possible values for WP_DEVELOPMENT_MODE include core, plugin, theme, all, or an empty string. “All” applies to sites where all three aspects may be… Continue reading Tech Roundup Week Ending July 21

Business Roundup Week Ending July 21

Introducing Bluehost WonderSuite Bluehost announced WonderSuite, a comprehensive tool that helps users set up and customize their websites using WordPress. WonderSuite includes several components: WonderStart, an onboarding experience that integrates user responses into the website creation process; WonderTheme, a versatile WordPress theme with customizable options; WonderBlocks, a library of block patterns and page templates tailored… Continue reading Business Roundup Week Ending July 21

Jobs & Career Roundup Week Ending July 21

The WPCareerSummit is Scheduled This year’s WPCareerSummit will be held October 20 online. Registration is free and open now. Our Call for Speakers is also open, as is the Call for Sponsors. Questions? Let me know! You can follow my weekly tweet thread where I post ten companies that are hiring in WordPress. (Been laid… Continue reading Jobs & Career Roundup Week Ending July 21

The WP Agency Journey with J.J. Toothman of Lone Rock Point

Transcript ↓ In this episode, Cory Miller interviews J.J. Toothman, owner of Lone Rock Point, a WordPress agency based in Sudbury, Massachusetts. J.J. shares his agency journey, discussing the growth of his agency and its remote-first approach. Episode Highlights: The Growth of Lone Rock Point [00:00:32] JJ discusses the growth of his agency, Lone Rock… Continue reading The WP Agency Journey with J.J. Toothman of Lone Rock Point

WordPress 6.3 RC1 • Field Guide • Gutenberg Phase 3

This Week at WordPress.org (July 17, 2023) WordPress 6.3 will arrive on August 8, so there isn’t much time left for testing compatibility. Whether you are a plugin or theme maintainer or managing clients’ websites, now is the time to test the latest features. Mike Schroder shares their most anticipated feature with auto-rollbacks coming. Collaborative… Continue reading WordPress 6.3 RC1 • Field Guide • Gutenberg Phase 3

WordPress Contributors Demand Transparency and Objective Guidelines for Listings on Recommended Hosting Page

WordPress’ Recommended Hosting page is a hotly contested piece of online real estate, and has recently come into focus again following the removal of SiteGround from the listings. When the change was highlighted during a recent Meta team meeting, Audrey Capital-sponsored contributor Samuel “Otto” Wood said, “Matt asked me to remove SiteGround because that page… Continue reading WordPress Contributors Demand Transparency and Objective Guidelines for Listings on Recommended Hosting Page

Bluehost Launches WonderSuite Product with AI-Powered Site-Building Guide

Bluehost launched its new WonderSuite product this week, which introduces a setup and site creation experience guided by AI. In September 2022, the hosting company debuted its managed WooCommerce packages after acquiring YITH, a WordPress plugin company with more than 100 WooCommerce extensions. The new WonderSuite product is included in all Bluehost WordPress hosting plans… Continue reading Bluehost Launches WonderSuite Product with AI-Powered Site-Building Guide

Business Roundup Week Ending July 14

Can thought leaders be sued now? Adrian Roselli, a renowned accessibility expert, has been sued for advocating that web accessibility should be straightforward and inclusive. The lawsuit has been filed by AudioEye, a multi-million dollar accessibility company, which claims that its overlay product can make websites “accessible.” However, Roselli has been critical of such overlay… Continue reading Business Roundup Week Ending July 14

Tech Roundup Week Ending July 14

GitHub introduces passwordless authentication. GitHub is introducing passwordless authentication as a new method to enhance account security and provide a seamless user experience. Passkeys are a secure and easy-to-use way of protecting user accounts, combining two-factor authentication (2FA) with enhanced user verification. Passwords are eliminated, and passkeys require a combination of something the user is… Continue reading Tech Roundup Week Ending July 14

WordPress 6.3 Beta 4 • Help Test • DEIB New Team Proposal • Gutenberg Phase 3

This Week at WordPress.org (July 11, 2023) WordPress 6.3 is less than one month away. Get started testing now and tune in for the live product demo. As we head into WordPress 6.4’s kickoff, it’s time to set our sights on Gutenberg Phase 3: Collaborative Editing. Your feedback to the ideas presented is important. The… Continue reading WordPress 6.3 Beta 4 • Help Test • DEIB New Team Proposal • Gutenberg Phase 3