WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of November 14
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WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of November 14

Learn Accessibility β€’ The Return of SmashingConf β€’ PHP 8.2 Release Delayed β€’ Deno for Decoupled Front-End Development β€’ LogoIpsum, Post to Telegram, and WP .gitgnore β€’ Substack, the WordPress Plugin β€’ Cool Tool: Restrict With Stripe

Design and Development News for the Week of November 7
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Design and Development News for the Week of November 7

A new way to keep up with that fast-moving project we all rely on, PHP. β€’ Making wordpress/wordpress-develop usable in GitHub Codespaces. β€’ Help count WordPress contributors and sponsors β€’ Directory Serve is our cool tool of the week β€” a way to serve files to and from your phone.

Moving and Not Moving With the Crowd
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Moving and Not Moving With the Crowd

This week’s WordPress business highlights for Post Status: Lesley Sim is pivoting Newsletter Glue to an upmarket clientele. A discussion starter about WordPress UX. Do we need a curated plugin ecosystem, more open standards, and easy access to current expert consensus points in key knowledge areas? Time to bail out of Twitter? PayPal? Katie Keith tells her HeroPress story.

Post Status Excerpt (No. 72) β€” Can We Get to “Yes” on Better UX?
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Post Status Excerpt (No. 72) β€” Can We Get to “Yes” on Better UX?

This week in an article shared in Post Status Slack, Eric Karkovack suggested some ways to improve the WordPress user experience, especially for DIY users setting up a website for the first time. Some of the things Eric wants to see happen, like a standard interface for plugins and a curated view of the plugin ecosystem, are also commonly expressed by designers, developers, and people in other roles at WordPress agencies serving enterprise clients. Can we get everyone to “yes” on a better UX?

WordPress Careers Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022
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WordPress Careers Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022

Why do designers quit? Matej Latin breaks down the results of his survey. Amelia Nagoski says self-care is not enough to prevent burnout β€” we have to care for each other. Alyssa Place explains how managers can do that. Maintenance failures can be lethal, but Stewart Brand finds the winning maintenance style in sailing history.

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Why do designers quit their jobs?

Matej Latin did a survey of designers who quit their jobs and discovered: No career progression opportunities and unhappiness with the work they do were about equal, at about 20% each. Problems with company culture came next. A lack of UX maturity was third followed by salary, poor relationships with management, and misalignment with company…

Salary Transparency: Why Not?
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Salary Transparency: Why Not?

On the Post Status job board, like many others, most of the WordPress employers who use it don’t include salary ranges on their job listings. Should they? Piccia Neri asked them all why they do or don’t practice salary transparency. She also put the question to agencies, freelancers, the WordPress community, developers, and designers on Twitter. Find out what Piccia learned and why she thinks salary transparency should be a universal practice where it hasn’t yet become a legal obligation.

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James Koster shares some designs to help full site editing feel “more like a design tool”

James Koster has been posting some really nice design experiments for the full site editor interface. A key goal is to make the user experience less jarring: instead of dropping [users] directly in edit mode, we might instead present their site in a navigable β€˜frame’, accompanied by a menu of features, where styles and navigation…

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Growing as a leader and setting your team up for wins

James Giroux writes so much good stuff on his own blog, I can’t keep up. I am accumulating a list of things he’s tackled that are unusual to see written about in any depth in the WordPress community, especially by a man. At some point I hope to write some things in response, or inspired…

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Does “Full-Site Editing” Need a New, “User-Friendly” Name?

I’ve been thinking about this question and the others related to it that Josepha Haden Chomphosy posted last week. There’s been a strong comment discussion so far, and I discovered what my view on it is now by noticing what is going on in the grammar of “Editing” versus “Editor.” “Full Site Editing” ends with…

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