State of the Word 2022 • Dev Blog Beta • WP 3.7 – 4.0 Final Releases

This Week at WordPress.org (November 21, 2022) As 2022 comes to an end, State of the Word will happen in NYC again. Apply to attend or tune in to the livestream. Check out the beta version of the WordPress Developer Blog. Still have sites on WordPress 3.7 – 4.0? It’s really time to upgrade as… Continue reading State of the Word 2022 • Dev Blog Beta • WP 3.7 – 4.0 Final Releases

Divi 5.0 Aims to Bring Greater Compatibility with Gutenberg

Divi, the popular commercial WordPress theme and page builder created by Elegant Themes, has announced major changes coming in version 5.0 that constitute a complete rewrite of Divi’s core technologies. The update, which is expected to be released in beta next year, will focus on performance, stability, scalability, and extendability, but it will not introduce… Continue reading Divi 5.0 Aims to Bring Greater Compatibility with Gutenberg

Jetpack Search Adds Free Tier and 3-Month Free Trial

Jetpack Search, a plugin that enhances WordPress’ search capabilities, has added a free tier and a three-month free trial to what was previously only available as a paid upgrade. The plugin uses WordPress.com’s infrastructure to provide instant, more relevant search results without reloading the page, with real-time indexing, integration with WooCommerce, spelling correction, and more.… Continue reading Jetpack Search Adds Free Tier and 3-Month Free Trial

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

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

The Obstacle is Our Way — Together

A couple of thoughts on my mind:  Never waste a good crisis: In terms of business, I’m reminded repeatedly: When everybody hunkers down, pauses or even rushes out … maybe that’s an opportunity to take their space and lean in. Reading The Obstacle is the Way in 2014 fundamentally changed my perspective and how I operate.  The… Continue reading The Obstacle is Our Way — Together

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

WordPress 6.1.1 • FSE → Site Editor • Twenty Twenty Three

This Week at WordPress.org (November 7, 2022) Get a look at the latest default theme, Twenty Twenty-Three! Full Site Editing has a new name: “Site Editor.” And WordPress 6.1.1 will be released on November 15. Introducing Twenty Twenty-Three! Site Editor: A More User-Friendly Name Introducing Twenty Twenty-Three WordPress 6.1.1 Planning News Site Editor: a More… Continue reading WordPress 6.1.1 • FSE → Site Editor • Twenty Twenty Three