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Design and Development News for the Week of October 31

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Daniel Schutzsmith
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WordPress Design & Development Around the Web Here’s a glimpse of what’s going on in the world of design and development in the WordPress space this past week. Where The Heck Is That Thingy?!@$ For the second week in a…
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Post Status Excerpt (No. 67) — What Does Professionalism Mean in WordPress?

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Dan Knauss
BusinessDesign
We're not afraid to let our human side show.Erik Karkovack In this episode of Post Status Draft, Eric Karkovack joins Dan Knauss to discuss their top picks for important topics and news stories in the WordPress world this week. Finally,…

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

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Dan Knauss
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Winning Together in a Decentralizing Plugin Ecosystem

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Dan Knauss
BusinessFeatures
Cory mentioned Jon Christopher's debut of OrganizeWP last week, calling attention to its unique and unusual pricing model: no subscriptions, you just buy all releases within one major release and then renew for the next release. The idea is to…

Local Development Tools and the Open Web

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Dan Knauss
BusinessDesign
DesktopServer: The end of an era and the beginning of a new one Once upon a time, I used XAMP. Then I used DesktopServer. I liked it and soon bought a subscription for updates and support. It was host-agnostic and…

Open Secrets: Forced Updates in WordPress

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Dan Knauss
FeaturesMake WordPress
Two weeks ago, Robert Rowley did a detailed post-mortem analysis for Patchstack of a severe vulnerability in Ninja Forms. Chloe Chamberland at Wordfence had identified and also described it in detail the day before. Both Robert, Chloe, and Sarah Gooding…

Post Status Notes #488

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David Bisset
PlanetThe Week in Review
No Content Core Concerns A WordPress 5.9.1 Maintenance Release is out, so make sure your sites are updated. There are quite a lot of bug fixes in this release — over 80! Gutenberg 12.7 has been released. Patternmaking is easier…

Post Status Notes #487

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David Bisset
BusinessDesign
WordPress 5.9.1 released. REST or AJAX? Plugin dependency feature plugin. Testing, security, new themes and CSS standards. PHP benchmarks and more. Core News A WordPress 5.9.1 Maintenance Release is out, so make sure your sites are updated. There are quite…

Post Status Comments (No. 5) — The First Annual WordPress News Draft

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Olivia Bisset
BusinessComments
"This story reminded me that big company, big money doesn't mean just more profit but can also mean big contributions." —Aurooba Ahmed It's the first-ever Post Status WordPress News Draft! The initial group of news "avengers" in this episode are…

Post Status Comments (No. 3) — The State of the WordPress News

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David Bisset
BusinessComments
WordPress journalists and news commentators on the nature of their work, their views on the community, and the future of the project. In this episode of Post Status Comments, David and Dan host a conversation with several members of the…

Sarah Gooding reported on accessibility consultant…

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Dan Knauss

Sarah Gooding reported on accessibility consultant Joe Dolson and how he detected suspicious review activity for the AccessiBe plugin at WordPress.org. Joe's discovery led to the removal of at least 33 reviews. Accessibility plugins that offer "quick fix" solutions are…

Elementor in the room 🐘 POST…

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Dan Knauss

Elementor in the room 🐘 POST STATUS SLACK EXCLUSIVE 🗨️ A recent conversation in Post Status Slack centers on Elementor. The company targeted "full-site editing" in some of its Google ads. Community member Birgit Pauli-Haack is the publisher of Gutenberg…

Sarah Gooding observes that Envato has…

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Dan Knauss

Sarah Gooding observes that Envato has passed $1 billion in community earnings after 14 years of being in business. 💰 Sarah also gets into the controversy over Envato Elements, its subscription service which isn't sitting well with developers and authors…

Decisions have consequences

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David Bisset
Design
Sarah Gooding has reported at WPTavern that the W3C and the agency it selected to redesign its website, Studio 24, dropped WordPress from consideration in a selection process that has ended with Craft CMS as the winner. First off, kudos…

A New P2 Debut WordPress.com has…

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Dan Knauss

A New P2 Debut WordPress.com has launched an updated new beta version of P2. In the past, P2 was a WordPress theme that has been used for "blogging at the speed of thought." It was adopted for internal communications between…

WCUS 2020 Cancelled

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David Bisset
HostingWordPress Community
The WCUS team took questions from WP Tavern and Post Status. The below Q&A is what they sent us directly. Sarah Gooding at WP Tavern did an article based on the responses that we were both sent. Be sure to…
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