LoopConf 2, hosted in Salt Lake City, was a great WordPress developer-focused event. Post Status was there, taking pictures and video. Here’s our review.
I talk to Jason Cohen, the founder of WP Engine, about his entrepreneurial journey, and how to grow a company in a healthy way.
Joe Hoyle and I discuss what we’d like to see in WordPress going forward, and take audience Q&A. This session was recorded at Post Status Publish 2016.
I had the opportunity to interview Matt Mullenweg at the end of WordCamp US 2016, and we chatted about the new WordPress development cycle, the WordPress REST API, and more.
The first Post Status Publish and WordCamp US 2016 were both last week. Brian Richards and I took some pictures, and here they are.
WordPress 4.7, “Vaughan”, has been released with the all new WordPress REST API Content Endpoints, a new default theme, many customizer features, and much, much more.
Matt Mullenweg just completed the 2016 State of the Word, which highlights the accomplishments of the past year, and sets the direction for the year ahead for WordPress.
GoDaddy has acquired the WordPress website management service, ManageWP. ManageWP will remain a standalone app, and GoDaddy will integrate several features into their GoDaddy Pro and WordPress hosting plans.
WordPress 4.6, “Pepper”, has been released with shiny plugin management, system fonts, link syntax checking, resource hints, and more. This release post includes a special episode of the podcast.
In this episode, Joe and Brian talk their considerations when selecting which plugins, libraries, and frameworks to use with WordPress.
In this episode, Joe and Brian talk scaling WordPress, and what to do when you think you might’ve reached WordPress’s limits.
I was thrilled to take part in WordCamp Europe 2016, held in Vienna. The event was highly successful, and I got to meet many members of the community I hadn’t met before. Here are some pictures.
WordPress 4.5, “Coleman”, has just been released. The release includes new inline editing features, custom logo support, customizer enhancements, and some under the hood changes that you’ll like.
The second A Day of REST conference will be in Boston, Massachusetts. The event will cover the WordPress REST API in-depth, with talks and workshops from leaders in the community. It will be co-organized by Human Made and Post Status.
Automattic has taken over a majority stake in Pressable, the managed WordPress hosting company, with a purchase of Pressable CEO Vid Luther’s shares of the company. They were already a significant investor.
The WordPress REST API is at a bit of a crossroads. There is a proposal on the table by the core team of four contributors — Ryan McCue, Rachel Baker, Daniel Bachhuber, and Joe Hoyle — to ship endpoints to WordPress core iteratively. There is a pushback on this proposal by WordPress Project Lead and co-founder Matt Mullenweg.
I had the privilege to attend and be the media partner at A Day of REST, the world’s first conference devoted to the WordPress REST API. Here’s my initial review, and some pictures, from the event.