Design and Development News for the Week of October 31
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Design and Development News for the Week of October 31

Missing Menu Items • Farewell PHP 7.4 • I Didn’t Know You Could Do That in the Block Editor • Why is Your Computer Cosplaying as a PDP-11? • Effective Writing for Devs • The State of CSS • The Swiss Army Knife of Website Tools: Website Toolkit

Post Status Excerpt (No. 67) — What Does Professionalism Mean in WordPress?
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Post Status Excerpt (No. 67) — 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 — 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 — 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…

Sarah Gooding reported on accessibility consultant…

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 usually frowned on in the accessibility community. Paying for reviews certainly isn’t helping AccessiBe’s image…

Elementor in the room 🐘 POST…

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 Times and a contributor to Gutenberg. She noted on February 25: Elementor is targeting “WordPress…

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