WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022

WordPress Design & Development Around the Web WP Cloud • Big Changes in WP_Query and the Nav Block • Accessibility-Ready Themes • Design Systems and Agency-Client Co-Creation • W3.CSS • WP Plugin Compare • Is Self-Hosted Email Impossible? • Cool Tool: WordPress WebAssembly • Also: Remix Icons, PDFgrep, The only 58 bytes of CSS you… Continue reading WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022

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 Tech Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022

WordPress Design & Development Around the Web Here’s a glimpse of what’s going on in the world of design and development in the WordPress space this past week: WP Tests from the Abstract Agency, ACF 6.0, and Simple Social Images. Cool Tool of the week Warp goes into plaid. Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Use… Continue reading WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022

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

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?

WordPress 6.1 Walkthrough, Dropping 3.7 – 4.0 Security Updates, WordPress Advanced Administration Handbook

This Week at WordPress.org (September 5, 2022) Get ready for WordPress 6.1! There’s a live walkthrough coming for it on September 13, and the feature freeze is September 20. Other important news: security updates will no longer be backported for WordPress 3.7-4.0, and there’s a new Advanced WordPress Administration handbook. Get Ready for WordPress 6.1… Continue reading WordPress 6.1 Walkthrough, Dropping 3.7 – 4.0 Security Updates, WordPress Advanced Administration Handbook

127 Full Site Editing Block Themes

It’s not meteoric growth by any means, but it’s good to see over 127 block themes listed in the WordPress.org theme directory. Highlighting block themes in the navigation was a good idea and an odd one to oppose, but I guess change is always hard. Even the most popular themes and builders like GeneratePress are… Continue reading 127 Full Site Editing Block Themes

Writing is a Challenging But Needed Profession in WordPress

The WordPress project, software, and community are equally important. They all play a role in ensuring growth, progress, and success. A sizeable economy of users, builders, and business owners depends on it. That’s why staying informed is vital. And so much of the reporting and learning opportunities come from unofficial sources. We need more people… Continue reading Writing is a Challenging But Needed Profession in WordPress

WordPress 6.0.2, Advanced Admin Handbook, Accessibility Tags for Block Themes, and Improving the Template Creation Experience

This Week at WordPress.org (August 29, 2022) WordPress 6.0.2, Advanced Admin Handbook, Accessibility Tags for Block Themes, and Improving the Template Creation Experience Updates Time to update! WordPress has an update available, but additionally these areas of the project are ready to be updated as well. WordPress 6.0.2 Security and Maintenance Release WordPress Advanced Administration… Continue reading WordPress 6.0.2, Advanced Admin Handbook, Accessibility Tags for Block Themes, and Improving the Template Creation Experience

We don’t need no stinkin’ standards!

I wonder how much WordPress is an outlier in even the PHP universe for tolerating the idea that it’s “punishment” and “unfair” to be held to a standard with mandatory testing for code that’s admitted to the WordPress.org repo for use on potentially 40% of the web: …the biggest controversy seems to be whether this… Continue reading We don’t need no stinkin’ standards!