Patrick Daly has written a plugin called Email that allows site administrators to build custom text-based email templates to be delivered to users based on specific user activity. Based on the screenshots, this seems like it could potentially be a really useful plugin for delivering specific messages to users. You can download it on .org or peruse the code on Github. I definitely want to dive deeper into this one.
Mike Jolley has agreed to terms to sell WP Job Manager to Automattic. Mike is already joining Automattic after the WooThemes acquisition — under his role as WooCommerce lead developer — and the sale of WP Job Manager is in part due to Automattic’s rules for employee side projects.
It’s called Big Snow Tiny Conf, and it’s happening at Sugarbush, VT in January. Spots are limited so act now if you want in!
Daniel Espinoza and I cover the week in WordPress news with a short format (~15 minute) podcast. This week we talk about Automattic versus WordPress, the 4.2 release candidate, clever REST API uses, taxes, and hosted website solutions’ marketing.
After the new pricing and licensing structure got announced, there was a lot of feedback and discussing going on in the comments of the WooThemes blog. They now offer customers the decision between being grandfathered in for the old rates and unlimited support, or back the new prices and licensing.
Michelle and David discuss the three new online events Post Status is hosting in the first half of 2022.
The WordPress Community Team has new handbook pages that give guidance to meetup organizers who want to host in-person meetups in 2021. In the announcement about this update, Angela Jin writes: “As more people get vaccinated and regions are able to better address COVID-19, this process will need to evolve to reflect that, and to…