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WP.events β€” Find out what’s happening next

Have you recently thought it would be nice to have one comprehensive source for all WordPress community events? Thanks to The Events Calendar and some nice people at StellarWP β€” Hazel Quimpo, Zach Tirrell, and Michelle Frechette β€” there’s a great new place to go exactly for that: WP.events! Javier Casares‘ wonderful wpcalendar.io has been…

Nice weather they’re having
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Nice weather they’re having

Apparently unaffected by downward trends elsewhere, GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) posted some bullish numbers for their second quarter with revenue up 9% year-over-year, and net Income up 93% year-over-year. See the presentation slides and other prepared remarks from CEO Aman Bhutani and CFO Mark McCaffrey for more details. Some of the business highlights touching WooCommerce…

SVG and WebP…finally

I’m looking forward to lots of good things coming in the future on the new WordPress core Performance Team blog, and I’m glad SVG and WebP are finally going to be usable in WordPress by default. (This is already the case in some hosting environments.) But the forced on-by-default generation of WebP images when you…

How Green is WebP, really?

WebP is pretty green! In most cases, it will really save on bandwidth, but when it’s using lossless compression, it’s often not the most efficient in terms of power consumption. Here are some interesting tests Olivier Philippot of Greenspector ran in 2017 to determine the relative efficiency of different image and compression formats. And here’s…

Barriers to Contributing
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Barriers to Contributing

Small teams face frustrating barriers trying to make their contributions count TL;DR: Small teams have common barriers to contributing to Five for the Future. Making efficient use of their time and team members is hard when tooling and communication can soak up the hours. Learning how to contribute β€” and keeping up with WordPress core…

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Mentorship as Contribution: What does Five for the Future mean to you? (Part 2)

Have you been thinking about that question? I hope so. Everyone should, as long as we have a 5ftF program. Some low-hanging fruit β€” recognition of non-code contributors β€” has already been picked, according to Angela Jin’s latest update. I like that WordPress.org profiles are now showing these new contributor activity types: Translating and reviewing…

Legal Stuff: What All Online Course Creators Need to Know

I haven’t seen anything from Richard Best in a while, but he recently shared “17 practical legal steps to help you create great course content, protect yourself, and keep your money.” One of the 17 is “Know how to find and deal with copycats.” Richard’s ebook is free and available on his Law of Course…

Omnichannel or Multichannel?
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Omnichannel or Multichannel?

Here’s a detailed post from Bradley Taylor for GoDaddy‘s WooCommerce Wednesdays β€” all about multichannel selling. I was curious to see why that’s being billed as the future of e-commerce. I’ve read more about “omnichannel” as the buzzword of the future. Neither is something that WooCommerce does well without extensive customization. The idea behind omnichannel…

Partnerships in WordPress and WooCommerce
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Partnerships in WordPress and WooCommerce

Bob Dunn breaks down the main types of partnerships he sees working (in different contexts) in the Woo/WP space: Affiliates and income-generating partnerships The Real Business Partnership The Sponsorship Partnership The Soft Partnership Read/listen to the whole thing for good insights and advice on these options to gain value from relationships with others.

Roll Your Own Fonts

I’m not sorry to see Google Fonts and other sources of fine typography being dropped as remote sources for WordPress themes. Given the relative ease of modifying existing open source typefaces and creating new ones, I wonder why we don’t see more of them being generated and shared in the WordPress space. It would be…

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