Two Key Questions We Need To Answer

What are the best things the WordPress community can do to better support plugin developers and founders? Recent discussions around the Active Install data being removed from WordPress.org forces us to respond to this question if we believe a healthy third-party plugin market is essential to WordPress, as I do. Estimated reading time: 4 minutes… Continue reading Two Key Questions We Need To Answer

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

Trust Issues

Our WordPress Business News Roundup for the Week of October 3 Cory Miller asks, “What can we do to better support our plugin developers and product owners?” Katie Keith offers some clues with the story of her WordPress/WooCommerce agency and product shop, Barn2 Plugins. Dan Knauss and Nyasha Green talk about microaggressions, the Active Install… Continue reading Trust Issues

Post Status Excerpt (No. 70) — Trust and Distrust: Microagressions, Active Install Growth Data for Plugins, and Open Source Security

In this episode of Post Status Excerpt, Dan and Ny take on three issues in the WordPress community that can threaten or impair trust while also revealing how foundational trust and healthy communication are: 1) racism and microaggressions, 2) the sudden removal and uncertain fate of the active install growth chart in the WordPress.org plugin… Continue reading Post Status Excerpt (No. 70) — Trust and Distrust: Microagressions, Active Install Growth Data for Plugins, and Open Source Security

Diversifying Revenue, the 50% Coding / 50% Marketing Lifecycle, Active Install Clawback, and Turbo Admin

WordPress Design & Development Around the Web for the Week of October 3 Here’s a glimpse of what’s going on in the world of design and development in the WordPress space this past week. As I look around the Post Status Slack and the chatter on Twitter, this week has been filled with conversations emphasizing… Continue reading Diversifying Revenue, the 50% Coding / 50% Marketing Lifecycle, Active Install Clawback, and Turbo Admin

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

Active Install Charts Removed from Plugin Repo

In reaction to as yet unpublicized details about the abuse of active install data in the WordPress.org plugin repository, the charts displaying that data have been removed from plugin pages in a move expected to be temporary. Important (and some familiar) questions are emerging as this story unfolds: how to balance the values of openness,… Continue reading Active Install Charts Removed from Plugin Repo

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