Gutenberg 10.4 was released this week with features like block widgets in the Customizer, enhancements to the Site Editor, improvements to rich text placeholders, and bug fixes. 🐛
PublishPress recently announced the acquisition of Daniel Bachhuber’s Bylines plugin for PublishPress. I got in touch with Steve to catch up with him and his unique take on the WordPress economy.
This week was all about revisiting and continuing conversations that have special value and maybe for that reason tend to continue on with a life of their own. Tom Willmot dropped a fine Twitter thread about the challenge all enterprise WordPress agencies face. This came in response to Magne Ilsas‘ featured post here last week, The WordPress Enterprise Paradox. In a similar theme of industry peer cooperation, Eric Karkovack asks if WordPress product owners and developers can see a common interest in “voluntary standards.” Could this clean up the plugin market? James Farmer thinks the WordPress business community can do more for itself too — by sharing data. In Post Status Slack we’re learning the tricks and trials of ranking in the WordPress.org plugin repository. How about plugin telemetry? Learn from the voices of experience.
Gutenberg 5.2 was released. It introduces a new block editor module which lets you build block editors outside the post editor and outside “the WordPress Admin context.”
Video Picks 📺 Here is my video pick this week: Gio Lodi, Mobile Software Engineer, on Life at Automattic: I recently stumbled upon a video playlist from early 2020 (before the pandemic truly hit the US) of short videos “introducing” Automatic employees. The latest one of Gio Lodi is from May 2021. It makes it…
Aurooba Ahmed, Jason Cosper, Daniel Schutzsmith, Robert Jacobi, and Lesley Sim join David Bisset for three rounds of draft picks for the top WordPress stories of 2021.
More WCEU Recaps Here’s an excellent WordCamp Europe contribution day recap from the Make WordPress Design team. I appreciate seeing how the discussion about Gutenberg and interaction resulted in designers opening issues in Github. Codeable had a nice recap as well and an interesting post about quickly taking professional photos of their team — 34…