Pandemic experiences, “Are you disabled?” and the history of screen readers

Back in July, Sabina Ionescu published a lot of different responses from people in the WordPress community to questions about the impact of the pandemic on them. I missed it then, but it’s still relevant and worth reading. Some other things I’ve enjoyed but haven’t slipped into a post yet: Joanne Limburg discusses the agonizing… Continue reading Pandemic experiences, “Are you disabled?” and the history of screen readers

WordPress.com Adds Support for New Pocket Casts Block

WordPress.com has expanded its library of blocks to include a new Pocket Casts block that makes it easy to embed any show or episode in the WordPress editor. The block is branded for Pocket Casts and will display a podcast player and a selection of episodes when the show URL is selected. Alternatively, users can… Continue reading WordPress.com Adds Support for New Pocket Casts Block

Keeping Higher Education Website Managers’ Dream Alive While Sunsetting Edupack

Every University IT department dreams of a self-service system in which they do not have to deal with outside vendors. The dream includes a simple form that its users can fill out to generate websites from a library of templates. With Nathan Monk and Matt Lees, I cofounded a project called Edupack to realize the… Continue reading Keeping Higher Education Website Managers’ Dream Alive While Sunsetting Edupack

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

How to Try WordPress for Free Without a Domain or Hosting

Do you want to try WordPress for free without buying domain name or hosting? Normally, you need a domain name and hosting to build a WordPress website. However, many users may want to give it a try before spending money. In this article, we’ll show you multiple ways to try WordPress for free without domain… Continue reading How to Try WordPress for Free Without a Domain or Hosting

What is WP Cloud?

WP Cloud is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) built on the hosting infrastructure that’s behind WP.com, Pressable, and WordPress VIP with GridPane soon to follow. Agencies that want to white label their client hosting are ideal customers for WP Cloud via GridPane. Estimated reading time: 2 minutes WP Cloud has been flying under the… Continue reading What is WP Cloud?

WordPress Core Contributor Stats: 19.9% Sponsored for 6.0 Release

Chuck Grimmet, who is on Automattic‘s Special Projects team for WordPress.com, “did some data exploration around WordPress core contributors and the companies they work for.” Chuck breaks down the data in detail with several tables on his blog. I did some data exploration around #WordPress core contributors and the companies they work for. https://t.co/L4G4IXmREy —… Continue reading WordPress Core Contributor Stats: 19.9% Sponsored for 6.0 Release