Austin Gunter gives some good tips on the WP Engine blog about how to pick WordPress plugins that are likely to have good support. It's definitely a bit of a science, and when you think of picking plugins that will last long term (5+ years), not picking the right one can have costly consequences for you or your clients.
W3C has approved WebAuthn as the web standard for “password-free logins”, letting “users log into online accounts using biometrics, mobile devices, and/or FIDO security keys.” 🔐 It will be interesting to see how this develops and impacts WordPress. Nearly all browsers currently support WebAuthn. Gary Pendergast shared his views about WebAuthn, noting that “a WebAuthn-based model would be…
Deeper, thoughtful insight and analysis make slower work and harder to come by. I hope to model it once in a while, and we’ve got more in the bin. We want to invite especially our business members to submit story ideas, questions, sources, and articles for publication at Post Status.
In this episode of Get Hired, you’ll learn how to enter the world of WordPress by starting a project to share with hiring managers.
👋 Last week (September 27) was Brian Gardner‘s last day under contract with WP Engine and last day with StudioPress, but this is not a goodbye for Brian: I hope to continue playing a role in its future and look forward to watching WP Engine and the StudioPress team as they move forward.
“WordPress as a platform is putting us on the enterprise path. But what got us here is what makes us irrelevant,” says Magne Ilsaas, CEO and Founding Partner of Dekode. Magne wants to start an overdue conversation about three big risks — and opportunities — for WordPress agencies: 1) A lack of spaces for professional conversations and knowledge-sharing, including professional events, meetups, and mastermind groups catering to enterprise WordPress. 2) Successful agencies that use WordPress extensively with little or no community involvement whose work would benefit from enterprise WordPress peer networks. 3) An over-emphasis in WordPress agencies on short-term engineering solutions to the exclusion of long-term business solutions. What’s often left out is design, user experience, and most of all the capacity to play a strategic advisory role in partnership with clients.
United States national security interests are poised to become more invested in and engaged with open source projects classified as public infrastructure. From Log4j to the Securing Open Source Software Act, how did it all come together in 2022, and what may lie ahead?