While Jetpack and its Photon service are useful, it is not a solution fit for everyone, and may users and developers have reservations about integrating with the WordPress.com infrastructure. Will Norris takes the open source approach and has rolled his own self-hosted version of Photon, available on GitHub.
It’s actually open source software that’s eating the world.
Gutenberg 4.3 was released with many updates, including core custom field meta box toggling, an API for annotations, URL validation to link input in RichText, improved navigation and interactions around the Columns and Gallery blocks, and speech announcement support for block multi-selection. Gutenberg 4.4 soon followed and addressed some long-standing usability issues along with additional fixes….
Here’s a great article by Zack Tollman exploring ideas around caching parts of pages for views in WordPress.
Gabriel Koen describes ten reasons why he believes WordPress is a better starting point for projects than many advanced PHP developers would think. Some of the points are even known pain-points in WordPress, but as he notes, “even a half-assed solution pre-built beats building your own half-assed solution that you’ll never get around to finishing.”
Tom Greenwood is the co-founder and Managing Director of Wholegrain Digital, a sustainability-focused WordPress agency.
My thoughts aren’t fully formed on the matter yet, but I’ve been thinking a lot about blockchain technology recently. Yes, my interest was piqued due to the massive price rise in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other digital currencies’ values; but I have put more time into trying to understand the underlying technology and its potential in…