Member Spotlight: James LePage

James LePage is a tech entrepreneur and experienced web developer with a focus on WordPress development and AI-powered tools. He is the founder of Isotropic, a digital agency based in New York City that specializes in building custom WordPress websites and WooCommerce shops for a variety of clients. Isotropic Agency is known for creating high-traffic… Continue reading Member Spotlight: James LePage

Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 8

In this episode, Cory Miller and Corey Maass discuss their experiences and insights on launching Crop.Express. They share valuable advice on building a brand, developing a minimum viable product (MVP), getting feedback from the community, and handling challenges along the way. Estimated reading time: 58 minutes Transcript ↓ As Corey Maass and Cory Miller move… Continue reading Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 8

ACF 6.1 Adds Support for Registering Custom Post Types and Taxonomies

ACF (Advanced Custom Fields) version 6.1 was released this week with support for creating Custom Post Types and Taxonomies. This is a long-awaited feature that users have been asking for since the earliest days of the plugin when it was still developed by its original author, Elliot Condon. When Delicious Brains acquired the plugin, the… Continue reading ACF 6.1 Adds Support for Registering Custom Post Types and Taxonomies

Build a Block Theme • Theme Performance Improvements * Interactivity API • Why Jazz?

This Week at WordPress.org (April 3, 2023) Matt shares why WordPress releases are named after jazz musicians. The FSE block theme explores functionality gaps and gathers feedback on the Site Editor experience. WordPress 6.2 improves load times and server-side performance for block and classic themes. The Interactivity API proposal standardizes frontend interactivity for Gutenberg blocks.… Continue reading Build a Block Theme • Theme Performance Improvements * Interactivity API • Why Jazz?

Twitter Suspends WordPress.com’s Access to Twitter API, Breaking Jetpack Social Sharing

Twitter suspended WordPress.com’s access to the Twitter API without notice yesterday. Representatives at WordPress.com do not know why their access is currently blocked but are working to regain it. Our access to the Twitter API is currently blocked. As a result, Jetpack Social is temporarily unable to automatically share your posts directly from https://t.co/eRvNKWaolr to… Continue reading Twitter Suspends WordPress.com’s Access to Twitter API, Breaking Jetpack Social Sharing

Tech Roundup Week Ending March 31

WordPress 6.2 “Dolphy” The latest version of WordPress, 6.2 “Dolphy,” has now been released. This new version includes various updates and improvements designed to enhance the user experience for developers and website administrators. One of the most significant additions is the Site Health Check feature, which has been improved to provide more comprehensive diagnostic information.… Continue reading Tech Roundup Week Ending March 31

Member Spotlight: Robby McCullough

Hi I’m Robby. My two business partners and I started Beaver Builder about 10 years ago. We had a web agency and transitioned into selling software full-time. These days, I mostly lead our marketing efforts along with our marketing director, Anthony Tran. In my free time, I like to travel and eat out. In the… Continue reading Member Spotlight: Robby McCullough

WordPress vs. Squarespace

Every business needs a website. That much is obvious. But choosing what content management system to use isn’t always so clear. When it comes to WordPress vs. Squarespace, which option is the right choice for your website? Before we answer that question, we need to look at each platform’s benefits and limitations, as well as… Continue reading WordPress vs. Squarespace

Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 7

In this episode, Corey Maass, a freelance web developer, joins Cory Miller to discuss the intricacies of creating an impactful, user-appreciated product that makes a positive impact on customers and stands apart in a saturated industry. Estimated reading time: 45 minutes Transcript ↓ Learn from Corey Maass, the go-to on WordPress product design topics, and… Continue reading Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 7

WordPress 6.2 “Dolphy” • Gutenberg Phase 3 • Test Plugin Dependencies

This Week at WordPress.org (March 27, 2023) WordPress 6.2 is now available! If you haven’t started testing yet, now is the time. Gutenberg is a 4 phase approach to nearly all areas of WordPress. Phase 1 was Posts and Pages. Phase 2 included Themes. Matias Ventura shares what we could see in Phase 3. Andy… Continue reading WordPress 6.2 “Dolphy” • Gutenberg Phase 3 • Test Plugin Dependencies