Post Status Excerpt (No. 67) β€” What Does Professionalism Mean in WordPress?
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Post Status Excerpt (No. 67) β€” What Does Professionalism Mean in WordPress?

Dan and Eric discuss their top picks for WordPress news stories of the week and the topic of professionalism. What is it β€” what does it mean for us in the WordPress community, and how does it relate to a healthy open source project and business ecosystem?

Expression Engine’s first major release as an open source CMS

Expression Engine 7 and 7.1 were recently released along with pricing changes for the Pro+ versions β€” the core product remains free. This marks a new phase in EE’s development as an open source project that has passed through several hands without seeing a lot of development until being taken over by Packet Tide, the…

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Breaking into WordPress and Post Status Book Nook Picks

The Best Place to Break into WordPress Talisha Lewallen from WP Connects asks, β€œWhat is the best way to start and stay involved in the WordPress community?” WordCamps and Meetups were mentioned a lot. But my favorite came from Ben Meredith who said: β€œThe support forums are how I learned. It’s a great way to…

Roll Your Own Fonts

I’m not sorry to see Google Fonts and other sources of fine typography being dropped as remote sources for WordPress themes. Given the relative ease of modifying existing open source typefaces and creating new ones, I wonder why we don’t see more of them being generated and shared in the WordPress space. It would be…

The Unsung Hero of Indie Journalism
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The Unsung Hero of Indie Journalism

Since its arrival in 2019, Automattic’s Newspack hasn’t attracted much attention within the WordPress community, despite a decent amount of coverage by WP Tavern and some from Post Status. It’s been largely unreported on beyond its role as a flashpoint in the recent Twitter drama between Matt Mullenweg and GoDaddy. Even after Matt’s explanation in…

Post Status Excerpt (No. 62) β€” The Open Web Universe with Matt Mullenweg
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Post Status Excerpt (No. 62) β€” The Open Web Universe with Matt Mullenweg

David and Olivia Bisset sat down for a chat with Matt Mullenweg about open source, Tumblr, and how Matt deals with negativity. Matt has three roles today: CEO of Tumblr, CEO of Automattic, and project lead for the next release of WordPress. He shares what went wrong with post formats and what he would love to acquire next if he could. The answer may (or may not) surprise you! Recorded shortly before WordCamp Europe 2022.

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