Sam Sidler opened a discussion on rethinking the “tags” interface on the plugin repo, as part of the redesign project I mentioned last week. This is exactly the kind of thing I noted that would have a big impact on the ecosystem. And a seemingly small thing, like limiting the number of tags a plugin has, can have big impact. Syed Balkhi's input was very helpful, I think.
After the hubub around Jetpack’s decision to become a theme marketplace, Mika Epstein clarified what constitutes an allowed versus not-allowed third party integration for executable code. Not to any fault of Mika or the rest of the plugin team, it does seem like there’s some splitting of hairs going on. The discussion on her post…
What if the way we talk about WordPress security focused on public acknowledgement of the security team members’ work, goals, and successes?
Matt Medeiros, Adam Warner, Curtis McHale, Jeff Chandler, and Pippin Williamson all got together for a great panel discussion on the most recent episode of the Week in WordPress podcast. They talked about a lot of the shifts in the “WordPress news” space, and other hots topics in our little community. They talked for a…
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.
What is the Block Protocol and why does it matter? What’s the significance of Matt taking over at Tumblr? And is WordPress way too complicated?
WooCommerce 6.3 Beta 1 is out for testing, and you should upgrade to WooCommerce Blocks 7.0.0. Why choose Woo? Why Ecwid? The choice may not matter up until it does.