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WordPress vs. Squarespace

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Cory Miller
Every business needs a website. That much is obvious. But choosing what content management system to use isn’t always so clear. When it comes to WordPress vs. Squarespace, which option is the right choice for your website? Before we answer…
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Two Tools

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Dan Knauss
Jetpack and WordPress.com can publish to Telegram. The ultimate gitignore for WordPress projects.

The Future of GiveWP and the Block Editor

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Dan Knauss
The journey to GiveWP 3.0 is well underway — an open, iterative development process that fully embraces WordPress's Gutenberg block editor. Give cofounder Matt Cromwell and development director Jason Adams share what they've learned so far.

Design and Development News for the Week of November 7

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Jonathan Bossenger
A new way to keep up with that fast-moving project we all rely on, PHP. • Making wordpress/wordpress-develop usable in GitHub Codespaces. • Help count WordPress contributors and sponsors • Directory Serve is our cool tool of the week — a way to serve files to and from your phone.

Design and Development News for the Week of October 31

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Daniel Schutzsmith
Missing Menu Items • Farewell PHP 7.4 • I Didn’t Know You Could Do That in the Block Editor • Why is Your Computer Cosplaying as a PDP-11? • Effective Writing for Devs • The State of CSS • The Swiss Army Knife of Website Tools: Website Toolkit

Shiny New Things!

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Dan Knauss
From Abstract: WP Tests for Faster WordPress Projects.Independent Analytics – A Reliable Google Analytics Alternative for Your Website.Delicious Brains: WP Migrate 2.4 Released: Faster Migrations, Must-Use Plugins, WP Engine Compatibility, and More and The Developer's Guide to WP-CONFIG.PHP.WordPress 6.1: Global Styles…

WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022

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Dan Knauss
Big Changes in WP_Query and the Nav Block • Accessibility-Ready Themes • Design Systems and Agency-Client Co-Creation • W3.CSS • WP Plugin Compare • Is Self-Hosted Email Impossible? • Cool Tool: WordPress WebAssembly • Also: Remix Icons, PDFgrep, The only 58 bytes of CSS you need to go to parties, plus an amazing Block Editor trick.

When and When Not to Use Headless WordPress

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Dan Knauss
Keanan Koppenhaver explains over at WP Mayor: When and When Not to Use Headless WordPress: If you have a strong frontend team that’s comfortable interfacing with APIs and is used to communicating changes and working with more distributed systems, then…

Revisiting the Notifications Problem

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Dan Knauss
Brian Coords has been working on WP-Notify which is described on its GitHub repo as: A feature plugin for WordPress, which aims to create a new (better) way to manage and deliver notifications to the relevant audience. https://wpbuilds.com/2022/09/01/294-how-might-we-fix-the-wordpress-notifications-problem/

New Features to Test in Gutenberg 14.1

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Dan Knauss
A reminder from Anne McCarthy about the importance of your help testing Gutenberg 14.1 in advance of the WordPress 6.1 release: If you have the current Gutenberg (plugin) release installed, you can use block template parts without adopting everything that…

1,122% 3-Year Growth

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Dan Knauss
Multidots was ranked #560 on the 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List this year. Noted at the end of the listing is a massive figure — they posted 1,122% growth over three years as a WordPress VIP Gold partner. They've also…
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