Google News is attempting to feature more local blogs and news sources during breaking news cycles. “The changes will help smaller and local news publishers who wouldn't typically appear in national news or at the top of Google's news story sources.” Google does experiments constantly (in fact, they are also testing changing colors of links to black), and this is a win in my opinion, but the proof will be in the pudding.
Dan and Eric discuss their top picks for WordPress news stories of the week and the topic of professionalism. What is it — what does it mean for us in the WordPress community, and how does it relate to a healthy open source project and business ecosystem?
Clay Griffiths — co-founder of Headway Themes, which he’s run since 2009 — has a new unaffiliated venture, called Pressmatic. With Pressmatic, Clay hopes to set the new standard for local WordPress development. Pressmatic is a GUI-driven utility for creating and managing local WordPress installs. You would use it the way many people use tools…
Oyetoke Tobi Emmanuel demonstrates how to automate front-end application testing with Selenium, a popular testing tool for web apps. As an example, Oyetoke takes you through the steps to automate testing for a simple Svelte to-do app using Node and Selenium. Even if you’re more familiar with different tools and techniques, you will get the…
Google has published Schema.org 7.0, which includes schemas for Coronavirus special announcements, Covid-19 Testing Facilities and more. 🏥
WP-dev-lib (WordPress Development Library) from XWP has reached its v1.0.0 release. These are tools used “to facilitate the development and testing of WordPress themes and plugins,” which XWP has made available to the public.
This week David and Cory talk about an upcoming Post Status webinar on scope creep with Natasha Golinsky, and Full-Site Editing in WordPress.