State of the Word 2022 • Meetup Accessibility Overlays • Multi-line Code Comments • WP 3.7 – 4.0 Final Releases

This Week at WordPress.org (November 28, 2022) Should code comments switch to // ? Meetup.com stops using an accessibility overlay. Final releases for WordPress 3.7 – 4.0 are now available. Tune in soon for State of the Word 2023, happening December 15 via livestream from New York City. EOL WP 3.7 – 4.0, Multi-line Code… Continue reading State of the Word 2022 • Meetup Accessibility Overlays • Multi-line Code Comments • WP 3.7 – 4.0 Final Releases

How to Remove the Sidebar in WordPress

Do you want to remove the sidebar from your WordPress site? The sidebar is a widget-ready area in your WordPress theme where you can show information that isn’t part of the main page content. However, sidebars can be distracting and take up valuable space. In this article, we will show you how to easily remove… Continue reading How to Remove the Sidebar in WordPress

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

WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of November 14

Learn Accessibility • The Return of SmashingConf • PHP 8.2 Release Delayed • Deno for Decoupled Front-End Development • LogoIpsum • Cool Tool: Restrict With Stripe Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Learn Accessibility Digital accessibility, commonly abbreviated a11y, is an important subject in web developer circles. More and more, folks are looking for solid guidance… Continue reading WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of November 14

Loudness: A New Block Theme from Automattic

Automattic has released a new block theme called Loudness that is available on both WordPress.com and WordPress.org. It’s an artistic and opinionated theme based on the company’s Block Canvas starter theme. Although Loudness’ brief description suggests the theme was created for “music and learning,” the design and custom patterns lend themselves to a variety of different… Continue reading Loudness: A New Block Theme from Automattic

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

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