WP 6.2.1 • PHP8 Compatibility • Translation Playground • Contributor Mentorship Program

This Week at WordPress.org (May 14, 2023) It’s time to update your WordPress websites now. This week’s release breaks shortcodes used in Block Themes on Templates, but is related to a security issue. Is WordPress, and the plugin and theme ecosystem around it, ready for PHP 8? Earlier versions of PHP, such as 7.4, are… Continue reading WP 6.2.1 • PHP8 Compatibility • Translation Playground • Contributor Mentorship Program

The WP Agency Journey with Sheryle Gillihan of CauseLabs-Post Status Draft

Sheryle Gillihan, CEO of CauseLabs, and Cory Miller delve into her incredible journey from experiencing poverty as a child to becoming a purpose-driven web agency owner. Sheryle’s story is both inspiring and empowering. Join us as she shares her insights on sustainable digital stewardship, the evolving role of WordPress in the ever-changing web landscape, and… Continue reading The WP Agency Journey with Sheryle Gillihan of CauseLabs-Post Status Draft

Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 13

Corey Maass and Cory Miller continue the development of their new WordPress plugin, Crop.Express. They dive into the world of Open Graph (OG) images for WordPress. Cory and Corey explore the benefits of using OG image templates, providing customization options to meet client demands, and incorporating effective pricing models. Whether you’re a WordPress professional or… Continue reading Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 13

Tech Roundup Week Ending May 12

WooCommerce 7.7 If you’re running an online store using WooCommerce, you’ll be excited to hear about the recent 7.7 release! This latest update focuses on improving performance, security, and user experience. Among the key features in version 7.7 is the new Webhooks API, enhanced management of external products, and improved performance when modifying variations. From… Continue reading Tech Roundup Week Ending May 12

The WP Agency Journey with Bet Hannon of AccessiCart-Post Status Draft

Bet Hannon, CEO of AccessiCart, talks with Cory Miller about her journey in starting an agency focused on accessibility and e-commerce in the WordPress space. She highlights the importance of accessibility, not only as a legal requirement but also as a means to enhance the user experience for all visitors. Bet emphasizes the need for… Continue reading The WP Agency Journey with Bet Hannon of AccessiCart-Post Status Draft

WP 6.2.1 RC1 • Annual Survey Results • WCUS Scholarship Fund

This Week at WordPress.org (May 8, 2023) WordPress 6.2.1 RC1 is now available for testing, and planning is underway for the 6.3 AND 6.4 release squad members. Head over to the Core team website for more information. Each year the WordPress community has an opportunity to participate in the annual survey. The results from 2022… Continue reading WP 6.2.1 RC1 • Annual Survey Results • WCUS Scholarship Fund

Tech Roundup Week Ending May 5

New Community Theme Launched WordPress Themes Team released a new block theme, Stacks, designed to build slide decks. Stacks was designed and constructed by Saxon Fletcher with help from Ben Dwyer. After customizing the theme, users can create slides on any post or page using the ‘Stacks’ pattern. The theme is mobile-friendly and not likely… Continue reading Tech Roundup Week Ending May 5

Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 12

Corey Maass and Cory Miller continue the development of their new WordPress plugin, Crop.Express. They discuss the current state of WordPress, its future, and what it means for WordPress professionals. Discover the top takeaways for developers, designers, and business owners in the WordPress ecosystem. Expect to gain insights on navigating the evolving WordPress landscape and… Continue reading Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 12

WordPress Products in the Enterprise with Crowd Favorite-Post Status Draft

In this episode, Cory Miller talks with Karim Marucchi, Pat Ramsey, and Alex Nitu of Crowd Favorite. They share their insights on scaling WordPress for the enterprise. Their discussion includes the challenges of managing large WordPress sites, tips for optimizing site performance and security, and advice for hiring and managing a WordPress development team. Estimated… Continue reading WordPress Products in the Enterprise with Crowd Favorite-Post Status Draft

Blogs to Blocks • Core + AI • LCP Image Performance • Testing FSE Front Page

This Week at WordPress.org (May 1, 2023) The WordPress Marketing Team is hosting a Blogs to Blocks celebration and invites you to get involved by creating and responding to daily prompts around blogging, design, development, photos, community, and more ways to contribute. The Core Team is considering how to include extendible technology to integrate AI.… Continue reading Blogs to Blocks • Core + AI • LCP Image Performance • Testing FSE Front Page