Active Install Charts Removed from Plugin Repo
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Active Install Charts Removed from Plugin Repo

In reaction to as-yet-unpublicized details about the abuse of active install data in the WordPress.org plugin repository, the charts displaying that data have been removed from plugin pages in a move expected to be temporary. Important (and some familiar) questions are emerging as this story unfolds: how to balance the values of openness, security, and privacy as well as cooperation and competition at WordPress.org β€” still the central hub for WordPress plugin businesses.

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Does “Full-Site Editing” Need a New, “User-Friendly” Name?

I’ve been thinking about this question and the others related to it that Josepha Haden Chomphosy posted last week. There’s been a strong comment discussion so far, and I discovered what my view on it is now by noticing what is going on in the grammar of “Editing” versus “Editor.” “Full Site Editing” ends with…

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Contributing is Hard β€” and Easier Than You Think

Brian Coords makes some good points about the difficulty of contributing to WordPress, which is a mark of privilege, as Josepha Haden Chomphosy has noted. Estela Rueda has some wonderful suggestions for how you can contribute to WordPress core teams with just a few hours a week. Her blog post, Is My Contribution to WordPress…

Counting Shadow Work: What does Five for the Future mean to you? (Part 1)

Allie Nimmons wrote a really good take on this question in last week’s issue of The Repository newsletter (scroll down), suggesting we should extend our idea of “what counts” as a 5FTF contribution, particularly for WordPress community-active people and volunteers who do a lot of “shadow work” (not this kind) that’s not counted currently: I…

How Do We Get There From Here?
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How Do We Get There From Here?

Our WordPress Podcast and Video Picks for the Week of June 13 πŸŽ™οΈ JavaScript development journeys β€’ Questions coming out of WCEU β€’ The WordPress toolkit for podcasters β€’ How newcomers and outsiders view WordPress β€’ Are WordPress developers “real developers?” β€’ Gutenber changes β€’ Dave Martin on WP.com β€’ A Gutenberg roadmap for WordPress 6.1.

WordPress Podcast and Video Picks for the Week of May 29
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WordPress Podcast and Video Picks for the Week of May 29

Vikas Singhal on InstaWP’s backing from Automattic β€’ Raffaella Isidori on the importance of UX β€’ How to get the most out of WordCamps β€’ Peter Suhm on Reform β€’ Josepha Haden Chomphosy shares her open-source reading list β€’ Hiring and capital_p_dangit β€’ Ryan Welcher live-coding block templates

WordPress Podcast and Video Picks for the Week of May 1
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WordPress Podcast and Video Picks for the Week of May 1

It’s David Bisset‘s weekly WordPress podcast and video roundup! This week we have Ines van Dijk on Women in WP, An Event Apart on The ShopTalk Show, Heather Brunner on Content is for Closers, UX and design on WP Builds, Joe Casabona on the Tavern’s Jukebox, Josepha Chomphosy and Channing Ritter the WordPress Briefing, Syed Balkhi on The Gamechangers, and Dave Smith on key block editor features coming to WordPress 6.0.

WordPress 5.9 “JosΓ©phine” Introduces Full Site Editing and Themes Created Entirely with Blocks
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WordPress 5.9 “JosΓ©phine” Introduces Full Site Editing and Themes Created Entirely with Blocks

“Ever since the block editor was introduced our eyes were placed on a future where a theme could be created entirely with blocks. That future is here now…” β€” MatΓ­as Ventura, Lead Architect of WordPress’ Gutenberg project.

Video Picks πŸ“ΊΒ Here is my video…

Video Picks πŸ“ΊΒ Here is my video pick for the week: Running WordPress on AWS Lightsail: Jerry Hargrove demonstrates at a recent WordPress New York Meetup how to to leverage the features and capabilities of Amazon Lightsail to ensure a WordPress site is up and running. Podcast Picks πŸŽ™οΈ Here are my podcast picks: Balancing Work,…

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