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A microblog of curated WordPress news and commentary.

What’s in a Name? HPOS for WooCommerce

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Dan Knauss
Custom Order Tables in WooCommerce are now High Performance Order Storage (HPOS). It's a technical kind of rebranding that's a really good idea to express not only what custom database tables for orders are but what they do. According to…

A Beautiful Life is All About Maintenance

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Dan Knauss
RescueTime, which I've used since they started up, often has pretty good articles on time management and such. This is one. Most good habits are about maintenance. https://blog.rescuetime.com/a-beautiful-life-is-all-about-maintenance/

DEI = Salary Transparency

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Dan Knauss
https://twitter.com/dimensionmedia/status/1568670894939344897 @Stratacomm again: Biggest applause line of @camikaos DEIB talk: “In order to have equity, we have to have salary transparency.” #WCUS @Piccia digs deep into that very subject this week at Post Status.

Creativity and Chronic Pain

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Dan Knauss
Here's "a frank conversation about illness and pain" from AIGA Eye on Design by Madeleine Morley. Madeleine talks with SICK magazine editor Olivia Spring about SICK's rejection of productivity as a virtue. Pause and rest when you need to —…

Does WordPress Need a Product Manager?

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Dan Knauss
Lesley Sim thinks so, and she outlines what this could mean — plus a lot of other good ideas for keeping WordPress on top and moving forward. There's a lot in this interview with Lesley and Brian Coords over at…

127 Full Site Editing Block Themes

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Dan Knauss
It's not meteoric growth by any means, but it's good to see over 127 block themes listed in the WordPress.org theme directory. Highlighting block themes in the navigation was a good idea and an odd one to oppose, but I…

What is a WordPress developer?

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Dan Knauss
That was the question on an episode of Woo DevChat with Ebonie Butler, Lisa Canini, Robbie Adair, and Kathy Zant. It's an interesting to compare their views and experiences with the ones shared by Zach Stepek, Till Krüss, and Carl…

Naming is Hard: Content Types on Learn WordPress

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Dan Knauss
Based on a public discussion led by Hugh Lashbrooke, Workshops (5-15 minute instructional videos) are going to be called Tutorials, moving forward while Social Learning Spaces (live and collaborative learning sessions) have become Online Workshops. No change to Courses (long-form…
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