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

Tom Willmot on the Challenges and Opportunities Facing Enterprise WordPress — Post Status Draft 130

Sparked by Magne Ilsaas’s ideas in The WordPress Enterprise Paradox, Tom started a Twitter thread and hosted a live discussion this week about the challenges of not having a well-defined brand and market for enterprise WordPress. After getting an outline of the problem as it stands today, I asked Tom what might help differentiate “Enterprise… Continue reading Tom Willmot on the Challenges and Opportunities Facing Enterprise WordPress — Post Status Draft 130

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

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

The WordPress SEO Crawl Budget Problem and How to Fix It

Are you trying to fix the WordPress SEO crawl budget problem? SEO crawl budget is the number of times search engines will crawl pages on your website. A lower crawl budget can delay your pages from getting indexed in a timely manner. This can hurt your SEO rankings and lower your overall traffic. In this… Continue reading The WordPress SEO Crawl Budget Problem and How to Fix It

How to Stop Search Engines from Crawling a WordPress Site

Recently, one of our users asked us how they can stop search engines from crawling and indexing their WordPress site. There are several scenarios when you would want to stop search engines from crawling your website and listing it in search results. In this article, we will show you how to stop search engines from… Continue reading How to Stop Search Engines from Crawling a WordPress Site

Post Status Excerpt (No. 71) — Building, Supporting, and Selling a Winning Product — With or Without WordPress.org

This week I sat down again with Eric Karkovack to talk about the WordPress stories and topics that are on the top of our minds. Independently, we made nearly the same selections. There’s a single throughline in this episode — what works, what doesn’t, and what will take WordPress businesses forward in the product, agency,… Continue reading Post Status Excerpt (No. 71) — Building, Supporting, and Selling a Winning Product — With or Without WordPress.org

How to Create Mobile Popups That Convert (Without Hurting SEO)

Do you want to use mobile popups on your website? Mobile popups can be very effective for lead generation, increasing sales, and getting more app downloads, but you need to design them the right way. Otherwise, you could end up harming your website’s search engine rankings. In this guide, we will share how to create… Continue reading How to Create Mobile Popups That Convert (Without Hurting SEO)

Till Krüss on Object Cache Pro, WordPress, Plugins, Testing, and Performance — Post Status Draft 127

Till Krüss explains how he found his way into WordPress and a successful business that’s solving the hard problems of caching and performance optimization. His work and business model suggest several areas of opportunity for developers and founders working in the WordPress plugin market today. Estimated reading time: 44 minutes Back in August, I had… Continue reading Till Krüss on Object Cache Pro, WordPress, Plugins, Testing, and Performance — Post Status Draft 127