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

Patchstack enriches open vulnerability data with signals showing attack volume, method, and source

Back in August, Oliver Sild announced in Post Status Slack that Patchstack was opening up “additional data” to “enrich the vulnerability data” their service discloses, now “with [a] real-time IP feed of attackers who hit [Patchstack’s] virtual patches.” Virtual patches are Patchstack’s quick interventions for customers’ sites when an official patch doesn’t exist yet for… Continue reading Patchstack enriches open vulnerability data with signals showing attack volume, method, and source

Catching up with Do the Woo

Bob puts out so much writing and audio at Do the Woo and has so many different people featured, it’s hard to keep up! These are some recent ones I’ve taken note of but didn’t get into a post or newsletter. Definitely worth a listen: Did you know a client’s involvement in a project makes… Continue reading Catching up with Do the Woo

WordPress 6.1.1 • Team Rep Nominations • Codespaces for Contributions

This Week at WordPress.org (November 14, 2022) Time to update, WordPress 6.1.1 is out! GitHub has made Codespaces available for 60 hours/month, and WordPress is exploring Core contribution integrations with wordpress/wordpress-develop. It’s team rep nomination time too. WordPress 6.1.1 now available WordPress 6.1.1 Maintenance Release Improving the contributor experience: GitHub Codespaces for WordPress Core Team… Continue reading WordPress 6.1.1 • Team Rep Nominations • Codespaces for Contributions

The Future of GiveWP and the Block Editor

The journey to GiveWP 3.0 is well underway — an open, iterative development process that fully embraces WordPress’s Gutenberg block editor. Give cofounder Matt Cromwell and development director Jason Adams share what they’ve learned so far. Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Designing a form instead of filling out a form to make a form Back… Continue reading The Future of GiveWP and the Block Editor

WordPress in Substack’s History

I wish this was a WordPress story. It should’ve been and could still be — a simple publishing platform built around freemium newsletters — and writers. In a way, it is a WordPress story. Ben Thompson’s Stratechery was a Substack inspiration and has always run on WordPress, I believe. There’s also this: Our plan was… Continue reading WordPress in Substack’s History

Keeping Higher Education Website Managers’ Dream Alive While Sunsetting Edupack

Every University IT department dreams of a self-service system in which they do not have to deal with outside vendors. The dream includes a simple form that its users can fill out to generate websites from a library of templates. With Nathan Monk and Matt Lees, I cofounded a project called Edupack to realize the… Continue reading Keeping Higher Education Website Managers’ Dream Alive While Sunsetting Edupack

Evolving Edupack: A One-Size Fits All Plugin Leads to an Accessibility Platform and Enhanced Agency Services

A little over a year ago, I cofounded Edupack with Nathan Monk and Matt Lees. Edupack endeavored to simplify Higher Ed website publishing with a single WordPress plugin. In our interviews, Higher Ed admins said they were overwhelmed by accessibility issues. Good accessibility tools are too expensive for most web teams. Cheaper tools do more… Continue reading Evolving Edupack: A One-Size Fits All Plugin Leads to an Accessibility Platform and Enhanced Agency Services

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