As Joost de Valk joyfully observed, Yoast has crossed the 300 million downloads milestone on WordPress.org. 😲
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, security, and privacy as well as cooperation and competition at WordPress.org — still the central hub for WordPress plugin businesses.
This week, Joe and Brian discuss the tools they use for web and WordPress development. They go from productivity apps that help them accomplish their work to IDEs to build tools to version control.
Jannis Thuemmig, founder of WP Webhooks, joins Cory Miller to discuss Open AI and WordPress. Jannis is passionate about utilizing the power of technology to increase efficiency. WP Webhooks is exploring the ways Open AI can be used to revolutionize website processes and management. It seems we are only at the tip of the iceberg for what is possible when working with WordPress and Open AI.
Joost de Valk brings us up to speed about the things he’s been doing since he was appointed Marketing and Communications Lead for WordPress. Quick wins included updating the roadmap page, removing mentions of jQuery and other libraries from the features page, and fixing the broken testimonials page. Joost also discusses team processes, SEO, and analytics. 📈
WooCommerce RC1 and RC2 • GetEllipsis search volume trends report shows growth for Woo • Negative security perceptions • Remkus de Vries on burnout and making life changes.