How to make a user experience that doesn’t suck has always remained a kind of trade secret among those who make it their trade. That’s understandable, but it’s Drupal behavior in a WordPress world.
Gravity Forms 7.1 Beta 1 • the SpinupWP community • Dollie 2.0 • rtCamp’s Easy Engine now with full custom Docker-Compose support • Metorik • Iconic • Do the Woo • Simple Ajax Chat Pro
DigitalOcean’s acquisition of Cloudways is an investment in the WordPress ecosystem with an emphasis on “digital agencies, eCommerce sites, bloggers, freelance developers and builders hosting on WordPress.”
Who is not using Local? Is it an Open Web tool? Let’s review some “Local history” and consider where WP Engine’s popular developer tools could be headed.
What if WordPress, growing as an operating system for the web, spawns distributions and spins, like Linux? What do nine years of Jetpack teach us about Automattic and WordPress — the project and the dot-com? Rethinking how we think about SaaS, hosting, and the WordPress ecosystem…
Elementor acquires Strattic • WP Engine acquires Delicious Brains‘ plugins 🧠 • When the Cathedrals own the Bazaars and Shopping Centers and you’re in a strip mall with a fruit stand… • Jetpack decouples • InstaWP gets seed funding from Automattic 🌱 • Automattic hire #2000 • World-class FSE, how? 🌐 • WCEU by the numbers • Weglot gives back • RoleUp rolls out • Tadlock exits WP Tavern 🍺 • Why ‘why’ matters most • The Big 2-0 next year • All there is to know about core WordPress email notifications, documented ✉️ • System font stack check • Do not follow by default • Museum of Block Art opens 🎨 • Meet Yvonne Doll • Mostly modest WordPress wishlists • WooCommerce Experts to go global • How to do well in a downturn 📉 • Some things we don’t — but ought to — talk about. 🐘 Silent no longer about Sustainability.
Post Status publisher Cory Miller sat down with Castos CEO Craig Hewitt to talk about their pre-seed funding and expansion into the private podcasting market.
Ashley Rich over at SpinupWP breaks down all you need to know about caching and WordPress including the different caching layers and common pitfalls. 🕳️
If you ever wondered what “long-term support” really means for the Ubuntu LTS distros — and when to choose it over alternatives — then this post at SpinupWP will tell you exactly that. 💿
SpinupWP recently added a useful page about troubleshooting situations where WordPress won’t load — perhaps a “504 Gateway Timeout” or a “403 Forbidden” error — due to a DNS or server issue. 🔧
Ashley Rich compares Digital Ocean, Google Cloud, and AWS for hosting WordPress sites way you might with SpinupWP or ServerPilot and their forthcoming HostLaunch platform. Digital Ocean won the matchup, but all three platforms were are pretty close, and the data collected is worth a look. 🏆
Speaking of performance boosts, SpinupWP has published a terrific introduction to WordPress caching. After reading this, you should have a better understanding of how the various layers of caching play a role in speeding up WordPress page load times.
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