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
2022 Web Almanac CMS findings • WP Cloud • Sponsored core contributor and sponsor data • WP Biz Dev • Female-Owned and Led WP Businesses • and more →
Fresh off the heels of WordCamp US, here’s a glimpse of what’s going on in the world of design and development in the WordPress space. There were several fantastic talks about design, accessibility, WP-CLI, blocks, and FSE at the event. We’re looking forward to highlighting some videos once they’re online.
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 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…
This is a good call, I think, but I can’t recall a story like at it at The Tavern where core contributors’ corporate sponsors/employers got named so much.
Here’s an idea for a handy performance business case calculator. The eCommerce fashion Farfetch correlated Core Web Vitals and their own performance metrics with their business metrics, which let them identify an increase in KPIs. They built a “Performance Business Case Calculator” to drive product decisions and a performance culture. Meanwhile, Felix Arntz discussed WordPress…
Syntax.fm has an interview with Syed Balkhi about Awesome Motive, how WordPress and PHP are viewed by developers, and his charity efforts. The WP Minute features Amber Hinds on Equalize Digital’s first exit. Sean Blakeley talks about transitioning a large agency over to Gutenberg at the WP Tavern‘s Jukebox.
On July 5, Felix Arntz proposed creating and adopting a plugin checking tool for the Plugin Review Team similar to the theme checker. The Performance Team would take the lead, but contributors from other teams would be needed as well. Previously, in June, Felix created a proof-of-concept on Github. Looking forward to seeing this in…
Your Post Status Podcast Picks of the week include Seeking Satisfaction with Victor Ramirez on the importance of networking, managing anxiety, and rethinking the way websites are built. WP Coffee Talk features the woman with the best personal Wapuu, Michelle Frechette, talking with Mark Westguard, founder of the WS Form plugin about his work, the love and opportunity in the WordPress community, and more.
Since its arrival in 2019, Automattic’s Newspack hasn’t attracted much attention within the WordPress community, despite a decent amount of coverage by WP Tavern and some from Post Status. It’s been largely unreported on beyond its role as a flashpoint in the recent Twitter drama between Matt Mullenweg and GoDaddy. Even after Matt’s explanation in…
We’ve seen forced updates become increasingly common and less controversial over time. But who decides, and how is that decision made? Are there unofficial channels and processes, like a decision tree, for escalating to a forced update?
Misogyny is alive and well in WordPress, but it doesn’t have to be. If we work together, we can make it an even safer space for all.
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.
An App Store for WordPress.com? Performance Team Gathers Steam. WP Notify. FSE Beta. Block is Beautiful. Security, Plugin, Dev, Acquisitions.
Get new perspectives on last years’ biggest news stories — which ones mattered most, to whom, and why? This is the European edition of the first Annual Post Status News Draft.
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