Chris Wallace has put up a Github repo called Base WP Plugin, a base for your plugin development. It's got a structure and base setup that you can use for your own development. He's asked for contributors to hop in and get involved in working out any kinks.
It’s sad to hear that ServerPress is closing its doors and DesktopServer has reached its end. Marc Benzakein and Gregg Franklin were active WordPress community members for years and I appreciated their work. Shared in an email to their customers: “We’re a small company that has remained independent of large hosting providers and their influential…
Joost de Valk has released a local SEO extension for his WordPress SEO plugin. This marks the second commercial extension for WordPress SEO, after the Video one released recently.
What does it mean to give back to WordPress? Cory and David discuss this and other themes from Matt Mullenweg’s 2021 State of the Word.
Let’s finish with a couple of publishing hot takes… Ben Thompson talks about how Grantland was a money pit for ESPN, but why it shouldn’t have been. Text is a gateway drug, and Bill Simmons is already proving it with how he’s monetizing his new podcast (that he started after ESPN fired him… the drama…
Justin Labadie’s wishlist for the WordPress.org plugin repo:
1) Ensure all search results are relevant.
2) Standardize a Premium product upsell interface.
3) Make it possible to show other products by the same author.
Kailey Lampert has started a list of class and function names that should not be used in plugins and themes. These come from popular tutorials, common unprefixed names, or other methods she’s run across at various times. Rule of thumb? Prefix everything.