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How to Create a Basic Child Theme for Block Themes

Here’s a nice tutorial at learn.wordpress.org for learning how to get started with child block theme development and a good model for tutorials you can contribute! If you have any questions about being a tutorial presenter please join the #training channel in the Making WordPress Slack group. There are instructions for creating a tutorial in…

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Does “Full-Site Editing” Need a New, “User-Friendly” Name?

I’ve been thinking about this question and the others related to it that Josepha Haden Chomphosy posted last week. There’s been a strong comment discussion so far, and I discovered what my view on it is now by noticing what is going on in the grammar of “Editing” versus “Editor.” “Full Site Editing” ends with…

Nulled Themes and Plugins

My first experiences with “nulled” (or back in the day “cracked”) software date back to the golden days of the Atari 8-bit and Commodore Amiga. Blank floppy disks were cheap, and like most kids, I did not have a lot of money or even at times access to legitimate software distributors. Naturally, the way we…

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Plugin Checker

On July 5, Felix Arntz proposed creating and adopting a plugin checking tool for the Plugin Review Team similar to the theme checker. The Performance Team would take the lead, but contributors from other teams would be needed as well. Previously, in June, Felix created a proof-of-concept on Github. Looking forward to seeing this in…

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A short history of WordPress APIs β€” and their future

Here’s an older post about the history of WordPress APIs from Automattic’s mobile apps development team that you may not have seen before. (New to me.) It explains the technical background of the current entanglements of .org, .com, and Jetpack: Why don’t we support a single API in our apps? Wouldn’t that make our lives…

WP Campus 2023

The WPCampus conference won’t happen in 2022. The post-COVID reboot has been delayed until July 12-14, 2023, so save those dates. Until then, keep up with the leadership transition and consider pitching in. WPCampus is a community network and conference for web professionals, educators, and people working with WordPress in higher education. Faculty members, support…

Winning the War on WordPress Notification Spam

Nice to see Brian Coords getting involved with the WP Notifications feature plugin project β€” otherwise known as WP-Notify (Github). He’s calling for testing and feedback on the proof-of-concept at this point. You can click this link and immediately spin up a test environment with the plugin installed at InstaWP β€” thanks to Ross Wintle…

FSE Themes on the Rise

Hendrik Luehrsen shares stats and notes about 100 FSE themes in the WordPress repo by 53 different contributors. He notes that, excluding the Twenty Twenty-Two theme, β€œall remaining 99 FSE themes combined have about 30,000 active installs, rising fast!” Hendrik encourages others to: β€œBuild stuff with the FSE themes! Break stuff. Explore limits. Break those!…

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Contributing is Hard β€” and Easier Than You Think

Brian Coords makes some good points about the difficulty of contributing to WordPress, which is a mark of privilege, as Josepha Haden Chomphosy has noted. Estela Rueda has some wonderful suggestions for how you can contribute to WordPress core teams with just a few hours a week. Her blog post, Is My Contribution to WordPress…

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