Matt Mullenweg did an AMA on Product Hunt. There's not a ton you haven't seen, but apparently there's a new WordPress mobile app that's still in “internal” beta. I wonder if it's using the new REST API? I hope it's not WP.com's…. Also the “internal” label brought emotions that spilled into ill-formed words and I deleted them so I'm just going to say I have emotions about that label. He also talked about what would influence upcoming search results changes on the plugin repo (emphasis mine): “The things we'll emphasize are the things that make your plugin a good citizen in the world: support your users, don't upsell, update frequently, have multiple contributors, translate, test frequently, be responsive to security issues.”
Matt Mullenweg just completed the 2019 State of the Word, where he offered a comprehensive overview of the last year of all things WordPress.
Good ideas for the future of data disclosed to plugin authors using the wordpress.org repository:
1) Identify surges of unhappy users reacting to a bad release — and the opposite, happier outcome.
2) Use pageview analytics to estimate total potential user interest and conversion rates.
3) Assess a plugin’s performance with the .org search algorithm, the quality of releases, and plugin incompatibility as well as PHP compatibility issues.
4) Collect significant user behavior data anonymously without phoning home.
5) Just reveal all the raw data with privacy options for individual authors — no interpretive analysis on wordpress.org.
BONUS: Let’s take this discussion somewhere else!
You’ve probably heard about as much as you want to hear regarding Wix and the GPL issues surrounding their mobile app release by now. However, I want to help sift through the noise. First, some links: Matt Mullenweg’s open letter to Wix Avishai Abrahami’s (Wix CEO) response to Matt Tal Kol’s (Wix engineer) story about…
BuddyPress recently updated to version 4.3.0. It’s a security and maintenance release, so be sure to upgrade if you are using the plugin on any of your sites.
This week, Ny relates some personal experiences where pay transparency was lacking and the impact it can have on workplace cultures. This leads into a discussion of pay transparency in the hiring process — how it matters to everyone but especially job seekers who are black, indigenous, and other people of color.
In this episode of Post Status Draft, Brian and Cory talk about balancing multiple projects, and working with partners.