WordPress Plugin Developers Alerted Ahead of Twitter API Changes

Beginning February 9, 2023, Twitter will turn off free access to its APIs. The company announced yesterday that it will be offering “a paid basic tier” with more details coming next week. Starting February 9, we will no longer support free access to the Twitter API, both v2 and v1.1. A paid basic tier will… Continue reading WordPress Plugin Developers Alerted Ahead of Twitter API Changes

New Proposal Calls for Automated Performance Monitoring for WordPress Core

WordPress Core Committer Adam Silverstein has published a proposal for adding automated performance tooling that would offer continuous monitoring for performance issues so they can be resolved before major regressions are committed to core. “Similar to our unit test suite, automated performance testing would help protect core from introducing large performance regressions by catching problems immediately and… Continue reading New Proposal Calls for Automated Performance Monitoring for WordPress Core

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WordPress Training Team Seeks Feedback with Individual Learner Survey

In 2020, WordPress began prioritizing education as critical to the project’s future, launching Learn.WordPress to support beginners to advanced learners with free educational content. Over the past two years, WordPress’ Training team has been instrumental in building and expanding this resource with synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities, as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors… Continue reading WordPress Training Team Seeks Feedback with Individual Learner Survey

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WordPress.com Introduces Browse Mode, Style Book, and Push to Global Styles Features

WordPress.com users are getting early access to some of the major new features that are shipping with the upcoming WordPress 6.2 release. The platform rolled out Browse Mode today, describing it as “an easier way to navigate the Site Editor.” This is one of the most impactful changes coming to customization, as it unifies the… Continue reading WordPress.com Introduces Browse Mode, Style Book, and Push to Global Styles Features

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A Look Under the Hood at Engine Awesome, a Laravel-based SaaS App Using Gutenberg

During the 2022 State of the Word, Matt Mullenweg highlighted a few examples of how Gutenberg adoption is growing beyond WordPress and how he believed it could become “bigger than WordPress itself.” Engine Awesome, a Laravel-based SaaS application, is one example he cited that is using the block editor to allow customers to build their own… Continue reading A Look Under the Hood at Engine Awesome, a Laravel-based SaaS App Using Gutenberg

WordPress Contributors Work Towards Removing Site Editor Beta Label for 6.2 Release

Will WordPress be ready to remove the Beta label from the Site Editor in the upcoming 6.2 release? The project’s Executive Director Josepha Haden Chomphosy addressed this question in her latest WP Briefing podcast episode titled “What Does Concluding a Gutenberg Phase Really Mean?“ “All of the projects, with the exception of two, I believe,… Continue reading WordPress Contributors Work Towards Removing Site Editor Beta Label for 6.2 Release

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Open Source Initiative and OpenLogic Release 2023 State of Open Source Report

OpenLogic, a company that provides technical support for enterprise open source infrastructure, and the Open Source Initiative (OSI), the nonprofit stewards of the Open Source Definition (OSD) have published the 2023 State of Open Source Report. The annual vender-neutral survey received 872 qualified responses from people in more than 20 major industries. Responses indicate that open source adoption… Continue reading Open Source Initiative and OpenLogic Release 2023 State of Open Source Report

WordPress Project to Evaluate Replacing Slack with Matrix Open Source Chat

WordPress and Matrix contributors are proposing a new Meta team subproject that would explore replacing Slack communication with Matrix, an open source federated chat system. Matrix already powers a variety of communication tools, including Element, the most mature Matrix client – a universal chat app that is often described as “a Slack alternative.” In 2020, Automattic… Continue reading WordPress Project to Evaluate Replacing Slack with Matrix Open Source Chat

SQLite Database Integration Now Available as a Plugin for Testing

WordPress’ Performance Team is working on unbundling the Performance Lab plugin after feedback from Matt Mullenweg who requested large features become their own community plugins with the possibility of becoming canonical plugins. As part of this effort, the new SQLite database integration is now available for testing as a standalone plugin. Yoast-sponsored contributor Ari Stathopoulos,… Continue reading SQLite Database Integration Now Available as a Plugin for Testing

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