Design and Development News for the Week of November 7
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Design and Development News for the Week of November 7

A new way to keep up with that fast-moving project we all rely on, PHP. β€’ Making wordpress/wordpress-develop usable in GitHub Codespaces. β€’ Help count WordPress contributors and sponsors β€’ Directory Serve is our cool tool of the week β€” a way to serve files to and from your phone.

Learning and Pulling Together
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Learning and Pulling Together

This week was all about revisiting and continuing conversations that have special value and maybe for that reason tend to continue on with a life of their own. Tom Willmot dropped a fine Twitter thread about the challenge all enterprise WordPress agencies face. This came in response to Magne Ilsas‘ featured post here last week, The WordPress Enterprise Paradox. In a similar theme of industry peer cooperation, Eric Karkovack asks if WordPress product owners and developers can see a common interest in “voluntary standards.” Could this clean up the plugin market? James Farmer thinks the WordPress business community can do more for itself too β€” by sharing data. In Post Status Slack we’re learning the tricks and trials of ranking in the WordPress.org plugin repository. How about plugin telemetry? Learn from the voices of experience.

Networking Done Right

Extendify’s Chris Lubkert and Artur Grabowski unpack how WordPress founders can build a network of potential buyers early on to enhance the sellability of their product for a future exit. I’ve had many conversations with Chris and Artur over the past couple of years, and their approach and values continue to impress me. It’s highly…

Extendify acquires EditorsKit Another acquisition was…

Extendify acquires EditorsKit Another acquisition was announced this week: Extendify is adopting Jeffrey Carandangβ€˜s EditorsKit plugin. EditorsKit provides a set of advanced typographical tools for the WordPress block editor. 🧰 As a β€œfirst step,” Extendify has made the EditorsKit Typography and Google Fonts Add-On free. Additionally, the Extendify library of Gutenberg patterns and templates is…

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