Annual Survey β€’ State of the Word 2022 β€’ Meetup Accessibility Overlays β€’ Multi-line Code Comments β€’ WP 3.7 – 4.0 Final Releases
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Annual Survey β€’ State of the Word 2022 β€’ Meetup Accessibility Overlays β€’ Multi-line Code Comments β€’ WP 3.7 – 4.0 Final Releases

Should code comments switch to // ? Meetup.com stops using an accessibility overlay. Final releases for WordPress 3.7 – 4.0 are now available. Tune in soon for State of the Word 2023, happening December 15 via livestream from New York City.

State of the Word 2022 β€’ Dev Blog Beta β€’ WP 3.7 – 4.0 Final Releases
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State of the Word 2022 β€’ Dev Blog Beta β€’ WP 3.7 – 4.0 Final Releases

As 2022 comes to an end, State of the Word will happen in NYC again. Apply to attend or tune in to the livestream. Check out the beta version of the WordPress Developer Blog. Still have sites on WordPress 3.7 – 4.0? It’s really time to upgrade as this will receive no further updates after December 1. It’s team rep nomination time too.

WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of November 14
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WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of November 14

Learn Accessibility β€’ The Return of SmashingConf β€’ PHP 8.2 Release Delayed β€’ Deno for Decoupled Front-End Development β€’ LogoIpsum, Post to Telegram, and WP .gitgnore β€’ Substack, the WordPress Plugin β€’ Cool Tool: Restrict With Stripe

Tom Willmot on the Challenges and Opportunities Facing Enterprise WordPress β€” Post Status Draft 130
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Tom Willmot on the Challenges and Opportunities Facing Enterprise WordPress β€” Post Status Draft 130

Sparked by Magne Ilsaas‘s ideas in The WordPress Enterprise Paradox, Tom started a Twitter thread and hosted a live discussion with Magne and others at enterprise WordPress agencies this week. Their main concern is the challenges that arise from not having a well-defined brand and market that allows “WordPress for the Enterprise” to stand out β€” without being ties to a particular WordPress company or host. After getting an outline of the problem as it stands today, I asked Tom what might help differentiate “Enterprise WordPress” as a collective or entire ecosystem of agencies operating within it. Can open-source values of sharing and cooperation shape a unique global identity for enterprise WordPress agencies? Is it time for an inter-agency association or “guild” to take on these challenges?

WordPress 6.1.1 β€’ Team Rep Nominations β€’ Codespaces for Contributions
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WordPress 6.1.1 β€’ Team Rep Nominations β€’ Codespaces for Contributions

Time to update, WordPress 6.1.1 is out! GitHub has made Codespaces available for 60 hours/month, and WordPress is exploring Core contribution integrations with wordpress/wordpress-develop. It’s team rep nomination time too.

Evolving Edupack: A One-Size Fits All Plugin Leads to an Accessibility Platform and Enhanced Agency Services
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Evolving Edupack: A One-Size Fits All Plugin Leads to an Accessibility Platform and Enhanced Agency Services

I now believe that a one size fits all website publishing product is not possible. Each university has its own set of requirements. The requirements vary from the placement of buttons to the type of accessibility a university mandates. In the end, universities shouldn’t sacrifice individual requirements for ease of use.

WordPress 6.1 Beta 1 β€’ Help Test β€’ #WPTranslationDay β€’ Video Courses #LearnWP
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WordPress 6.1 Beta 1 β€’ Help Test β€’ #WPTranslationDay β€’ Video Courses #LearnWP

The 6.1 Beta 1 release was briefly delayed a day but is now available. You can get familiar with what’s coming in 6.1 with the release by helping test the new features. Please give some consideration to Hugh Lashbrooke’s proposal for faster course development on the Training Team with video-based courses.

WP 6.1 walkthrough replay β€’ WebP no go β€’ Matt: Core needs to be more editorial β€’ Survey: How do you learn WordPress?
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WP 6.1 walkthrough replay β€’ WebP no go β€’ Matt: Core needs to be more editorial β€’ Survey: How do you learn WordPress?

WordPress 6.1 walkthrough replay β€’ Matt: WebP no go β€’ Matt: Core needs to be more editorial β€’ Survey: How do you learn WordPress?

WordPress 6.1 Walkthrough, Dropping 3.7 – 4.0 Security Updates, WordPress Advanced Administration Handbook
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WordPress 6.1 Walkthrough, Dropping 3.7 – 4.0 Security Updates, WordPress Advanced Administration Handbook

Get ready for WordPress 6.1! There’s a live walkthrough coming for it on September 13, and the feature freeze is September 20. Other important news: security updates will no longer be backported for WordPress 3.7-4.0, and there’s a new Advanced WordPress Administration handbook.

WordPress 6.0.2, Advanced Admin Handbook, Accessibility Tags for Block Themes, and Improving the Template Creation Experience
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WordPress 6.0.2, Advanced Admin Handbook, Accessibility Tags for Block Themes, and Improving the Template Creation Experience

WordPress 6.0.2, Advanced Admin Handbook, Accessibility Tags for Block Themes, and Improving the Template Creation Experience

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