Here’s a glimpse of what’s going on in the world of design and development in the WordPress space this past week: A delicious developer’s advanced guide to WP-Config, the WordPress 6.1 Field Guide, and Twenty Twenty-Three looks amazing! Brian Gardner released a new FSE theme, Powder. Cool Tool of the Week: Lorem Picsum by David Marby and Nijiko Yonskai.
It’s not meteoric growth by any means, but it’s good to see over 127 block themes listed in the WordPress.org theme directory. Highlighting block themes in the navigation was a good idea and an odd one to oppose, but I guess change is always hard. Even the most popular themes and builders like GeneratePress are…
DigitalOcean’s acquisition of Cloudways • Stop saying “Gutenberg!” • Build Mode Live with Brian Gardner and Sam Munoz • One week left to submit a style variation for TT3 • Cool Tool of the Week: Munir Kamal’s Editor Plus
It’s the 500th issue of Post Status Notes and the Post Status newsletter coinciding with WordPress’s 6.0 release and its 19th anniversary! 🎂
Aurooba Ahmed, Jason Cosper, Daniel Schutzsmith, Robert Jacobi, and Lesley Sim join David Bisset for three rounds of draft picks for the top WordPress stories of 2021.
Brian Gardner summarizes a recent Genesis Shapers meeting, which involves many well-known influencers in the WordPress community. At the latest meeting, the group discussed the challenges posed by Google AMP and its importance to those who are using Genesis to build sites for clients. Most participants said they hadn’t seen much demand for AMP.
Brian Gardner recaps a recent meeting of the newly formed “Genesis Shapers” concerning Genesis‘ strategic direction and roadmap. There are some good questions and insights about who uses Genesis, how their work is understood and named, and whether Genesis is or is not a “front-end framework.”
Brian Gardner shares his thoughts about the acquisition of StudioPress to WP Engine. In the end, StudioPress “was bigger” than Brian’s personal reasons not to move forward. “Sometimes you have to let go to grow….For as many reasons as there were not to sell StudioPress, there were plenty more to sell StudioPress.”
I appreciated this post from Brian Gardner where he says being different is better than just being “better.” Finding your niche in the market and differentiating yourself can be (and usually is) the bigger win compared to being better than the competition on some point. I encourage you to read the entire post.
StudioPress has a brand new look, and is now marketing itself primarily as StudioPress Sites. At a foundational level, StudioPress Sites feels like a mashup of other products under the parent company umbrella, backed by the powerful StudioPress brand. In reality, nothing is that simple. StudioPress Sites is hosted WordPress, a thing I’ve long advocated…
StudioPress FM is a new WordPress podcast hosted by Brian Gardner and Luaren Mancke. Their inagural episode focuses on Brian’s starting StudioPress and the Genesis Framework. If you’re a Genesis community member, this is right in your wheelhouse.
Rainmaker Digital is the newish name of the formerly known Copyblogger Media. Brian Clark recently did an interview with Andrew Warner of Mixergy, where he discussed the state of the business, where things are going, and what to expect. It was pretty enlightening. I’m just going to call them Rainmaker from now on because it’s easier….
Chris Pearson and Matt Mullenweg have hardly communicated with one another in the last five years, but they are ideological enemies. They have very strong personalities and unshakable beliefs on business and software. This is a story of their dispute, their idealism, and the implications it will have on the WordPress project.
This is a preview of the first part of my upcoming article on Thesis, Automattic, and WordPress. Chris Pearson and Matt Mullenweg have hardly communicated with one another in the last five years, but they are ideological enemies. They are both wealthy individuals thanks to their online endeavors, with very strong personalities and unshakable beliefs…
I want to take a moment to link up a few interviews you might be interested in this week. AMA with Tom McFarlin In the second WP Chat Ask Me Anything, Tom McFarlin takes the stage. Tom is a great guy to learn from, and I enjoyed many of his answers. In particular I enjoyed…
I had the pleasure to interview Drew Strojny, founder of The Theme Foundry, about their work at The Theme Foundry, their philosophies about themes, and their latest theme release, Oxford. Direct Download Drew is a former Duke football player that spent a few years in the NFL before he started a small business doing general…
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