Mike Jolley, the lead developer and original creator of WooCommerce, has released a beta version of a new plugin called WP Job Manager. It’s free and available on Github. Knowing how WooCommerce works, I’m really excited to try this out. In related news, I’d like to know how often Mike sleeps. Surely, it’s around once per month.
Gravity Perks is a add-on functionality plugin for Gravity Forms by David Smith. David is a core developer of Gravity Forms itself, and he also runs the Gravity Wiz tutorial site for Gravity Forms. Gravity Forms is awesome. Gravity Wiz is awesome. David is awesome. $108 for an unlimited license to his new Gravity Perks plugin…
In this episode, Joe and Brian talk all about WordPress hosting, including the different types of hosting that are available, our technical preferences, and some of the non-technical issues that surround hosting in the WordPress world.
John Maeda published his Design in Tech Report for 2018 with an interactive slide version and a straight text version. John focuses on three concepts: classical design, design thinking, and computational design. One of his “key observations” is “Design isn’t just about beauty; it’s about market relevance and meaningful results.” 🎯
John Maeda is a well-known designer, who most recently hails from the extremely reputable VC firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Wired has a pretty good summation on his background and qualifications. At Automattic, he’s filling a role they advertised a while back for an overall head of design. The position, now removed from Automattic’s…
One more security update: Ninja Forms had a pretty nasty bug that allowed arbitrary file uploading. They worked with a security researcher — who tells his tale here — and the WordPress plugin team to get forced-upgrades to all users.
Ashley Rich explains what a load balancer does and then asks if using one is overkill in your WordPress hosting setup. 🤹