Tech jargon and analysts with acronyms. Buzzwords and ranking voodoo. Where does WordPress fit in the enterprise tech industry? A guide for the genuinely curious or perplexed.
This week Alex Denning (Ellipsis) draws on Iain Poulson‘s historical, high-level plugin data at WP Trends to offer some thoughtful, somewhat contrary, but practical and grounded perspectives on the value of Active Install Data. At the WP Watercooler and elsewhere, a realization seems to be setting in that the data is not open source and not the property of the WordPress community. Like last week’s episode of Post Status Draft with Katie Keith of Barn2 Plugins, Till Krüss (Object Cache Pro, Relay) offers a lot of lessons this week about less travelled paths to success in the plugin business even as a very small company or company of one. Performance, testing, and support are key, interrelated parts of Till’s success and probably the most important ones to borrow in your own life and work if they resonate.
Big Changes in WP_Query and the Nav Block • Accessibility-Ready Themes • Design Systems and Agency-Client Co-Creation • W3.CSS • WP Plugin Compare • Is Self-Hosted Email Impossible? • Cool Tool: WordPress WebAssembly • Also: Remix Icons, PDFgrep, The only 58 bytes of CSS you need to go to parties, plus an amazing Block Editor trick.
How to make a user experience that doesn’t suck has always remained a kind of trade secret among those who make it their trade. That’s understandable, but it’s Drupal behavior in a WordPress world.
1) We’re really looking forward to seeing this WordPress mentorship program launch — and maybe some of the planning? In a recent episode of The Excerpt, Nyasha Green talks about the importance of mentorship to her growth as a developer and entry into WordPress. Drupal does have a lot of good models to learn from…
Are we up or down? What should happen when a license expires? Is the block protocol worth it? Driesnote 2022. WP Engine expands. Becoming a better writer. Best backup solutions. Define your role. Reaktiv wins a spot in Inc’s Best Workplaces. Open Source JobHub. Our passwordless future.
Lots of core news this week! 🍎 WCUS calls on companies to support inclusion. 💪 Plus the latest cool finds, learning guides, and good ideas. 💥
David and Dan talk with Robert Jacobi, Director of WordPress at Cloudways, about the Joomla project and what WordPress can learn from it.
Will open source contributors who weaponize code destroy trust in open source — and destroy open source as collateral damage?
Amy June Hineline shares the lessons she thinks WordPress can learn from Drupal’s relationship with its contributors and open source.
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?
Fences can protect or inhibit care of a commons. “Do not remove a fence until you know why it was put up in the first place,” is a classic piece of wisdom. What are the questions we need to ask about our fences and WordPress as a commons?
How has the WordPress community changed since its early days? How does money and market share change it? What lies ahead?
Bet Hannon, Eric Karkovack, Maciek Palmowski, and Rae Morey join David to share their reactions to the State of the Word 2021.
WordPress Market Grow Continues to Surge Joost de Valk has updated his CMS market share analysis for June 2021 based on numbers provided by W3Techs. Joost notes that “a lot has changed again this year, in large part attributable to COVID-19.” 😷 WordPress overtook “None” (no detectable CMS) as the most used CMS on the…
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