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

Tech Roundup for the Week of September 12
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Tech Roundup for the Week of September 12

Fresh off the heels ofΒ 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,Β WP-CLI, blocks, and FSE at the event. We’re looking forward to highlighting some videos once they’re online.

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

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Business Case for Performance

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…

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Plugin Checker

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…

Post Status Picks for the Week of July 18
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Post Status Picks for the Week of July 18

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.

The Unsung Hero of Indie Journalism
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The Unsung Hero of Indie Journalism

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…

Post Status Notes #501
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Post Status Notes #501

Elementor acquires Strattic β€’ WP Engine acquires Delicious Brains‘ plugins 🧠 β€’ When the Cathedrals own the Bazaars and Shopping Centers and you’re in a strip mall with a fruit stand… β€’ Jetpack decouples β€’ InstaWP gets seed funding from Automattic 🌱 β€’ Automattic hire #2000 β€’ World-class FSE, how? 🌐 β€’ WCEU by the numbers β€’ Weglot gives back β€’ RoleUp rolls out β€’ Tadlock exits WP Tavern 🍺 β€’ Why ‘why’ matters most β€’ The Big 2-0 next year β€’ All there is to know about core WordPress email notifications, documented βœ‰οΈ β€’ System font stack check β€’ Do not follow by default β€’ Museum of Block Art opens 🎨 β€’ Meet Yvonne Doll β€’ Mostly modest WordPress wishlists β€’ WooCommerce Experts to go global β€’ How to do well in a downturn πŸ“‰ β€’ Some things we don’t β€” but ought to β€” talk about. 🐘 Silent no longer about Sustainability.

Post Status Comments (No. 6) β€” The State of the WordPress News European Edition
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Post Status Comments (No. 6) β€” The State of the WordPress News European Edition

Get new perspectives on last years’ biggest news stories β€” 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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