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Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 15

Transcript ↓ In this episode, Cory Miller and Corey Maass discuss their progress on a project related to image generation and sharing. They explore the use of Open Graph (OG) images, social media platforms, and the importance of consistent branding. They mention the need for a logo and discuss the design concept, leaning towards a…

WP 6.3 Planning β€’ WP20 β€’ AI Forum Replies β€’ LearnWP Survey Results
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WP 6.3 Planning β€’ WP20 β€’ AI Forum Replies β€’ LearnWP Survey Results

How did you celebrate WordPress’s 20th birthday? Read Building Blocks: The Evolution of WordPress, now available on GitHub and e-reader formats.

WordPress 6.3 is underway. Core has shared the planning roundup, and the Design team is starting to prepare now.

Support forums recently discussed considerations on using AI to respond to forum issues. Human intervention is still necessary for the foreseeable future.

Training team surveyed attendees at the last 3 flagship WordCamps and any additional respondents. The data is in with feedback on the content and site functionality of Learn.WordPress.org.

WP 6.2.2 β€’ WP Playground β€’ Client-side Filtering β€’ Future WordCamp Brainstorms β€’ Plugin Review Update
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WP 6.2.2 β€’ WP Playground β€’ Client-side Filtering β€’ Future WordCamp Brainstorms β€’ Plugin Review Update

WordPress 6.2.2 is available now for update. This reintroduces shortcodes in Block Theme Templates in a more secure way.

Rich Tabor and WordPress Playground innovator Adam Zielinski discuss the capabilities and promise of WP Playground.

What do you want to see for future WordCamps? Share your ideas on the post.

Do you want to disable border settings for everyone but Administrators, and only for posts? See the Dev Blog.

What’s the fate of the plugin review team with the primary maintainer soon to retire? It appears to have a bright future with additional contributors and tooling.

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Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 14

In this episode, Cory Miller and Corey Maass discuss implementing an image-generation tool for content marketing. They explore the idea of creating templates for generating images that can be used in blog posts, social media, and other channels. The tool aims to enhance the visual appeal of content, highlight key quotes and summaries, and make sharing easier. They envision a workflow where marketers can quickly generate various image templates based on their content, ultimately improving their posts’ overall presentation and value.

Critical Decision-Making for WordPress Accessibility

Critical Decision-Making for WordPress Accessibility

Part of good web design is informed decision-making for WordPress accessibility. Focusing on accessibility will enhance your website’s user experience, improve your site’s search engine optimization, and keep your company from facing costly lawsuits. But before you make accessibility a priority in your web design process, you have to understand what it is and what…

WP 6.2.1 β€’ PHP8 Compatibility β€’ Translation Playground β€’ Contributor Mentorship Program
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WP 6.2.1 β€’ PHP8 Compatibility β€’ Translation Playground β€’ Contributor Mentorship Program

It’s time to update your WordPress websites now. This week’s release breaks shortcodes used in Block Themes on Templates, but is related to a security issue.

Is WordPress, and the plugin and theme ecosystem around it, ready for PHP 8? Earlier versions of PHP, such as 7.4, are now considered End of Life, and hosts are eager to deploy supported versions. But first, Core compatibility needs additional testing to come out of beta compatibility.

Translating WordPress just got a little bit easier for contributors with the WP Translation Playground.

A Community team working group announces a pilot proposal for a Contributor Mentorship Program, helping all contributors onboard.

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Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 13

Corey Maass and Cory Miller continue the development of their new WordPress plugin, Crop.Express. They dive into the world of Open Graph (OG) images for WordPress. Cory and Corey explore the benefits of using OG image templates, providing customization options to meet client demands, and incorporating effective pricing models. Whether you’re a WordPress professional or a business owner, this episode will equip you with the knowledge and strategies to create visually captivating content that captivates audiences and drives engagement.

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Tech Roundup Week Ending May 12

WooCommerce 7.7 If you’re running an online store using WooCommerce, you’ll be excited to hear about the recent 7.7 release! This latest update focuses on improving performance, security, and user experience. Among the key features in version 7.7 is the new Webhooks API, enhanced management of external products, and improved performance when modifying variations. From…

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The WP Agency Journey with Bet Hannon of AccessiCart-Post Status Draft

Bet Hannon, CEO of AccessiCart, talks with Cory Miller about her journey in starting an agency focused on accessibility and e-commerce in the WordPress space. She highlights the importance of accessibility, not only as a legal requirement but also as a means to enhance the user experience for all visitors. Bet emphasizes the need for WordPress professionals to continually educate themselves about accessibility and user experience best practices, collaborate with communities, and consider the diverse needs of users with disabilities. By prioritizing accessibility and optimizing user experiences, we can create inclusive websites that benefit all users.

WP 6.2.1 RC1 β€’ Annual Survey Results β€’ WCUS Scholarship Fund
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WP 6.2.1 RC1 β€’ Annual Survey Results β€’ WCUS Scholarship Fund

WordPress 6.2.1 RC1 is now available for testing, and planning is underway for the 6.3 AND 6.4 release squad members. Head over to the Core team website for more information.

Each year the WordPress community has an opportunity to participate in the annual survey. The results from 2022 are now available.

Contributors that are a self-identifying female, have a financial need and have never attended WordCamp US are encouraged to apply by June 12, 2023, 11:00 pm Eastern time

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Tech Roundup Week Ending May 5

New Community Theme Launched WordPress Themes Team released a new block theme, Stacks, designed to build slide decks. Stacks was designed and constructed by Saxon Fletcher with help from Ben Dwyer. After customizing the theme, users can create slides on any post or page using the ‘Stacks’ pattern. The theme is mobile-friendly and not likely…

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