John O'Nolan's Ghost project, a re-think of WordPress, is now a Kickstarter project. O'Nolan gives a good deal of detail about Ghost's longer term plans, licensing, etc. on the Kickstarter page. The funding goal for the project is £25,000, which I imagine will be successful.
A topic that has intrigued me a lot over the last few months is how to build up a strong community of contributors to projects. Are their aspects that help encourage community members to collaborate? Aspects that discourage it?
WordPress 4.1, “Dinah”, has just been released. WordPress 4.1 is the result of months of work and includes a number of excellent new features. WordPress 4.1 was led by John Blackbourn, who did an outstanding job. Two hundred and eighty three contributors were part of WordPress 4.1, which Matt Mullenweg states is a new high. Here…
Marc-Alexandre Montpas at posted an excellent and detailed dissection of the WordPress 5.2.3 security release on the Sucuri blog. 🔒
Here’s a detailed post from Bradley Taylor for GoDaddy‘s WooCommerce Wednesdays — all about multichannel selling. I was curious to see why that’s being billed as the future of e-commerce. I’ve read more about “omnichannel” as the buzzword of the future. Neither is something that WooCommerce does well without extensive customization. The idea behind omnichannel…
Chris Lauzon, the interim CEO of Pressable, recently shared his reflections on his first year at the company. A year ago, Chris was leading a support team for Automattic, and now he’s gained some really valuable experience turning a hosting company around. I’ve been really impressed with Pressable’s comeback thus far.
Want to stop wasting time manually linting, concatenation, and minifying style and script files in your WordPress theme or plugin? Then you should start using Grunt – a cool tool that does it all for you. 10up has even released templates to kickstart your next project, using Grunt!