The WP Agency Journey with D’nelle Dowis of Berry Interesting Productions— Post Status Draft 132

D’nelle Dowis has been a part of WordPress for more than a decade. Her passion for genuine, sustained relationships informs how she leads her agency. D’nelle talks about her experiences meeting clients where they are and helping them leverage technology to solve the challenges of today while making room for future opportunities. She shares why… Continue reading The WP Agency Journey with D’nelle Dowis of Berry Interesting Productions— Post Status Draft 132

Interview with Product Lead Robert Jacobi at Cloudways Managed WordPress Hosting— Post Status Draft 131

Director of WordPress at Cloudways, Robert Jacobi, talks about WordPress and their WordPress hosting products in this interview with Post Status Publisher Cory Miller. Estimated reading time: 31 minutes Transcript ↓ Robert Jacobi shares his work as the Director of WordPress at Cloudways, or to put it simply-strategy, partnerships, and product marketing. After working for… Continue reading Interview with Product Lead Robert Jacobi at Cloudways Managed WordPress Hosting— Post Status Draft 131

Annual Survey • State of the Word 2022 • LearnWP Site Updates • Block Editor in Support Forums • Dev Guide to Block Theme Course Pt2

This Week at WordPress.org (December 5, 2022) It’s time once again to share your feedback about all things WordPress in the 2022 survey. Tune in next week to hear Matt Mullenweg during is annual address: State of the Word. When submitting issues in the WordPress forums, you’ll soon find several blocks to use in the… Continue reading Annual Survey • State of the Word 2022 • LearnWP Site Updates • Block Editor in Support Forums • Dev Guide to Block Theme Course Pt2

WordPress Versions 3.7-4.0 No Longer Get Security Updates

In September, WordPress’ Security Team announced it would be dropping support for versions 3.7 through 4.0 by December 1, 2022. Yesterday the final releases for these versions (3.7.41, 3.8.41, 3.9.40, and 4.0.38) were made available to the very small percentage of users who are running ancient versions of WordPress. As part of the final releases,… Continue reading WordPress Versions 3.7-4.0 No Longer Get Security Updates

WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of November 14

Learn Accessibility • The Return of SmashingConf • PHP 8.2 Release Delayed • Deno for Decoupled Front-End Development • LogoIpsum • Cool Tool: Restrict With Stripe Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Learn Accessibility Digital accessibility, commonly abbreviated a11y, is an important subject in web developer circles. More and more, folks are looking for solid guidance… Continue reading WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of November 14

The Four-Day WordPress Work Week

Who’s doing the four-day work week in WordPress? • What good sources for professional development have you found? • Getting your implementation intentions right. Estimated reading time: 2 minutes A four-day work week in the UK In June, 70 companies and their 3,300 employees started a four-day work week pilot program. The early responses make… Continue reading The Four-Day WordPress Work Week

Design and Development News for the Week of November 7

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. A new way to keep up with that fast-moving project we all rely on, PHP. • Making wordpress/wordpress-develop usable in GitHub Codespaces. • Help count WordPress contributors… Continue reading Design and Development News for the Week of November 7

Learning and Pulling Together

This week was all about revisiting and continuing conversations that have special value and maybe for that reason tend to continue on with a life of their own. Tom Willmot dropped a fine Twitter thread about the challenge all enterprise WordPress agencies face. This came in response to Magne Ilsas‘ featured post here last week,… Continue reading Learning and Pulling Together

WordPress In The Long View With James Farmer— Post Status Draft 129

James Farmer’s WordPress story goes all the way back to his launch of the first hosted WordPress multisite blogging platform — just a few days ahead of WordPress.com. Edublogs currently hosts millions of students’ and educators’ blogs. James talks about successes and failures, his views on Gutenberg, how he stays competitive with Squarespace, and how… Continue reading WordPress In The Long View With James Farmer— Post Status Draft 129

Design and Development News for the Week of October 31

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. Missing Menu Items • Farewell PHP 7.4 • I Didn’t Know You Could Do That in the Block Editor • Why is Your Computer Cosplaying as a… Continue reading Design and Development News for the Week of October 31