Here's a nice post from Alain Schlesser on a roadmap for the “Serve Happy” project. Its primary goal is reducing the number of WordPress installations running on an unsupported PHP version — along with some more quickly achievable secondary goals
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.
WordPress 6.1 walkthrough replay • Matt: WebP no go • Matt: Core needs to be more editorial • Survey: How do you learn WordPress?
Also in PHP 7 land, WordPress core committer Joe McGill documented his process of upgrading a Digital Ocean droplet on WordPress to PHP 7, and from HTTP to HTTPS. I think his definition of easy is different than mine, but he brings up a couple of good ideas for how WordPress can do a better…
When you launch a new project there’s always a buzz of excitement, hope, and relief, but also that of fear of failure and disappointment. This is something I’ve experienced for all the projects I’ve been part of over the past eight years, to the point that I’m actively looking forward to the first failed launch….
Advanced Custom Fields version 5.8.0 is available now. This release contains the long-awaited PHP-based framework for developing Gutenberg custom block types. Many people are already publishing some demos on Twitter using the new PHP method, which seems sure to open up more developer interest in blocks and the Gutenberg editor in general.
This week on the Draft podcast, Joe and Brian discuss justification for attending WordPress events, WordPress comments, and WordPress PHP version support, PHP7, and HHVM.