This week I sat down again with Eric Karkovack to talk about the WordPress stories and topics that are on the top of our minds. Independently, we made nearly the same selections. There’s a single throughline in this episode — what works, what doesn’t, and what will take WordPress businesses forward in the product, agency, and hosting spaces.
Here’s a glimpse of what’s going on in the world of design and development in the WordPress space this past week: WP Tests from the Abstract Agency, ACF 6.0, and Simple Social Images. Cool Tool of the week Warp goes into plaid.
Gravity Forms 7.1 Beta 1 • the SpinupWP community • Dollie 2.0 • rtCamp’s Easy Engine now with full custom Docker-Compose support • Metorik • Iconic • Do the Woo • Simple Ajax Chat Pro
Elementor acquires Strattic • WP Engine acquires Delicious Brains‘ plugins 🧠 • When the Cathedrals own the Bazaars and Shopping Centers and you’re in a strip mall with a fruit stand… • Jetpack decouples • InstaWP gets seed funding from Automattic 🌱 • Automattic hire #2000 • World-class FSE, how? 🌐 • WCEU by the numbers • Weglot gives back • RoleUp rolls out • Tadlock exits WP Tavern 🍺 • Why ‘why’ matters most • The Big 2-0 next year • All there is to know about core WordPress email notifications, documented ✉️ • System font stack check • Do not follow by default • Museum of Block Art opens 🎨 • Meet Yvonne Doll • Mostly modest WordPress wishlists • WooCommerce Experts to go global • How to do well in a downturn 📉 • Some things we don’t — but ought to — talk about. 🐘 Silent no longer about Sustainability.
Dave Rodenbaugh talks about setting expectations for support in the WordPress repository where users can download plugins for free.
When — and what — should you outsource to SaaS and open source? Learn this an more from Dave Rodenbaugh, founder of Recapture.io.
WordPress 5.9.1 released. REST or AJAX? Plugin dependency feature plugin. Testing, security, new themes and CSS standards. PHP benchmarks and more.
Get new perspectives on last years’ biggest news stories — which ones mattered most, to whom, and why? This is the European edition of the first Annual Post Status News Draft.
Cory Miller talks with Brad Touesnard of Delicious Brains about the company acquiring the Advanced Custom Fields plugin from Elliot Condon.
Delicious Brains has acquired Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), and Liquid Web inked a deal to acquire Iconic.
Cory and David discuss the recently announced acquisition of Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) plugin by Delicious Brains.
Here’s a recent guide to Advanced Custom Field and ACF blocks from Iain Poulson, who says he realized while writing “how vital [ACF] is for WordPress development.”
Timi Wahalahti has created a plugin that lets back end users choose a post from any site in a WordPress Multisite network through an ACF field. 🔌
Blocks and Themes The Themes Review Team has been renamed the Themes Team. 📛 WordPress 5.5 will include checks for PHP and WordPress core version requirements in the theme installer. Users won’t be able to install themes whose requirements aren’t met. 🙅♂️ BuddyPress 6.0.0 has been released. It includes new blocks for the block editor….
WPGraphQL for ACF is a new plugin that allows you to interact with your Advanced Custom Field data using GraphQL Queries.
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