Five takes on helpful plugin stats and insights

Good ideas for the future of data disclosed to plugin authors using the wordpress.org repository: Let’s take this discussion somewhere else! Identify surges of unhappy users reacting to a bad release. Use pageview analytics to estimate total potential user interest and conversion rates. Assess a plugin’s performance with the .org search algorithm, the quality of… Continue reading Five takes on helpful plugin stats and insights

Over, Under, Around, and Through

WordPress Business News Roundup for the Week of October 3 This week Alex Denning (Ellipsis) draws on Iain Poulson‘s historical, high-level plugin data at WP Trends to offer some thoughtful, somewhat contrary, but practical and grounded perspectives on the value of Active Install Data. At the WP Watercooler and elsewhere, a realization seems to be… Continue reading Over, Under, Around, and Through

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

Till Krüss on WordPress, Performance, the Plugin Business, and Life

What plugin owner has not felt the pain of an extraordinarily busy support forum? Till is up to (wait for it..) 5-10 minutes a day on support — which he aims to decrease. How? Testing to ensure the highest quality. Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Nexcess is the latest host to adopt Till Krüss‘s Object… Continue reading Till Krüss on WordPress, Performance, the Plugin Business, and Life

WordPress 6.1 RC1 • DevNotes • Field Guides • New LearnWP Course

This Week at WordPress.org (October 3, 2022) WordPress 6.1 RC 1 has shipped with a release date of November 1. It’s time to start testing! Check out the Developer Notes, Field Guide, and related team updates. WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 1 WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) Now Available Help Test WordPress 6.1 WordPress 6.1… Continue reading WordPress 6.1 RC1 • DevNotes • Field Guides • New LearnWP Course

WordPress 6.1 Beta 3 • Active Install Growth Chart

This Week at WordPress.org (October 3, 2022) Help test WordPess 6.1 Beta 3! Check out the latest features that are coming in the 6.1 release. Follow updates about bringing back the Active Install Growth chart. WordPress 6.1 Beta 3 WordPress 6.1 Beta 3 Now Available! Help Test WordPress 6.1 Bring back the Active Install Growth… Continue reading WordPress 6.1 Beta 3 • Active Install Growth Chart

WordPress 6.1 Beta 2 • Serverless WordPress • Annual Meetup Survey • Catalyst for Creativity

This Week at WordPress.org (September 26, 2022) Help test WordPess 6.1 Beta 2! Check out the latest features that are coming in the 6.1 release. Learn how to run WordPress using WebAssembly, and take the Annual Meetup Survey to give feedback on events. WordPress 6.1 Beta 2 WordPress 6.1 Beta 2 Now Available Help Test… Continue reading WordPress 6.1 Beta 2 • Serverless WordPress • Annual Meetup Survey • Catalyst for Creativity

WordPress 6.1 Beta 1 • Help Test • #WPTranslationDay • Video Courses #LearnWP

This Week at WordPress.org (September 19, 2022) The 6.1 Beta 1 release was briefly delayed a day but is now available. You can get familiar with what’s coming in 6.1 with the release by helping test the new features. Please give some consideration to Hugh Lashbrooke’s proposal for faster course development on the Training Team… Continue reading WordPress 6.1 Beta 1 • Help Test • #WPTranslationDay • Video Courses #LearnWP

New Features to Test in Gutenberg 14.1

A reminder from Anne McCarthy about the importance of your help testing Gutenberg 14.1 in advance of the WordPress 6.1 release: If you have the current Gutenberg (plugin) release installed, you can use block template parts without adopting everything that comes with block templates. For example, you can allow a user to edit and build… Continue reading New Features to Test in Gutenberg 14.1

WP 6.1 walkthrough replay • WebP no go • Matt: Core needs to be more editorial • Survey: How do you learn WordPress?

This Week at WordPress.org (September 12, 2022) WordPress 6.1 walkthrough replay • Matt: WebP no go • Matt: Core needs to be more editorial • Survey: How do you learn WordPress? WP 6.1 Feature Freeze 1 Week to Go WordPress Beta 1 & Feature Freeze is coming on September 20. Here’s what we know so… Continue reading WP 6.1 walkthrough replay • WebP no go • Matt: Core needs to be more editorial • Survey: How do you learn WordPress?