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. • Making wordpress/wordpress-develop usable in GitHub Codespaces. • Help count WordPress contributors and sponsors • Directory Serve is our cool tool of the week — a way to serve files to and from your phone.

Diversifying Revenue, the 50% Coding / 50% Marketing Lifecycle, Active Install Clawback, and Turbo Admin
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Diversifying Revenue, the 50% Coding / 50% Marketing Lifecycle, Active Install Clawback, and Turbo Admin

Here’s a glimpse of what’s going on in the world of design and development in the WordPress space this past week. As I look around the Post Status Slack and the chatter on Twitter, this week has been filled with conversations emphasizing the struggle of running a business as a solo devpreneur.

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 — still the central hub for WordPress plugin businesses.

WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022
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WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022

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.

Writing is a Challenging But Needed Profession in WordPress
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Writing is a Challenging But Needed Profession in WordPress

The WordPress project, software, and community are equally important. They all play a role in ensuring growth, progress, and success. A sizeable economy of users, builders, and business owners depends on it. That’s why staying informed is vital. And so much of the reporting and learning opportunities come from unofficial sources. We need more people within the WordPress community who are interested in writing and more places to amplify their voices.

Adjust HTML Block Markup, FSE Back to Basics, WP 6.0.2 RC1, and Updating WP_MEMORY_LIMIT
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Adjust HTML Block Markup, FSE Back to Basics, WP 6.0.2 RC1, and Updating WP_MEMORY_LIMIT

WordPress 6.0.2 is coming soon! Join the next Call for Testing and give your feedback on HTML block markup and increasing the WP_MEMORY_LIMIT variable in wp-config.php.

Barriers to Contributing
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Barriers to Contributing

Small teams face frustrating barriers trying to make their contributions count TL;DR: Small teams have common barriers to contributing to Five for the Future. Making efficient use of their time and team members is hard when tooling and communication can soak up the hours. Learning how to contribute — and keeping up with WordPress core…

FSE Themes on the Rise

Hendrik Luehrsen shares stats and notes about 100 FSE themes in the WordPress repo by 53 different contributors. He notes that, excluding the Twenty Twenty-Two theme, “all remaining 99 FSE themes combined have about 30,000 active installs, rising fast!” Hendrik encourages others to: “Build stuff with the FSE themes! Break stuff. Explore limits. Break those!…

A Better REST API, Improving Developer Docs, Open Sourcing Theme Designs, WebP and multiple MIME type support for images
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A Better REST API, Improving Developer Docs, Open Sourcing Theme Designs, WebP and multiple MIME type support for images

Do you want to see the REST API improved? Get the latest on improving DevHub (Developer Docs), image formats, and access to open-source Figma files.

Feedback Requested: Proposed Rollback Feature in 6.1, Performance Team Hosting Stats, and Recording Five for the Future Contributions
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Feedback Requested: Proposed Rollback Feature in 6.1, Performance Team Hosting Stats, and Recording Five for the Future Contributions

Get the scoop on planning for the WordPress 6.1 release, and help test its proposed plugin Rollback feature. There are also many calls for feedback from the Performance team and Five for the Future.

Promoting WordCamps, GDPR and Google Fonts, Invalid Reviews, 5FTF, and the Admin UX
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Promoting WordCamps, GDPR and Google Fonts, Invalid Reviews, 5FTF, and the Admin UX

How should WordCamps be promoted on official WordPress channels? • How to comply with the GDPR when you’re using Google Fonts. • What’s the deal with invalid plugin/theme reviews? Mika Epstein explains. • Important decisions in The Five for the Future GitHub repo. • Thinking through the Admin UX.

This Week at WordPress.org (June 13, 2022)
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This Week at WordPress.org (June 13, 2022)

Each week we are highlighting the news from WordPress.org that you don’t want to miss. If you or your company create products or services that use WordPress, we’ve got the news you need to know. Be sure to share this resource with your product and project managers. Are you interested in giving back and contributing…

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