I am joined by Matt Mullenweg to discuss decision making, Gutenberg, core WordPress processes, Automattic’s business, and more.
There’s no shortage of tutorials about coding WordPress plugins, but this post from Matt Shaw is a bit different. Matt focuses on the research, reviewing, and testing side of plugin development — critical planning steps that should precede the actual code development.
Here’s a handy plugin called WooBuilder that creates WooCommerce product pages using Gutenberg. Delicious Brains has a new post explaining how to decrease your site testing time with automated acceptance testing for WooCommerce.
Gutenberg 4.3 was released with many updates, including core custom field meta box toggling, an API for annotations, URL validation to link input in RichText, improved navigation and interactions around the Columns and Gallery blocks, and speech announcement support for block multi-selection. Gutenberg 4.4 soon followed and addressed some long-standing usability issues along with additional fixes….
Drew Jaynes announced the release of WordPress 4.2 Beta 1. In the post, he highlights Press This, Theme switching in the customizer, shiny (plugin) updates, and emoji support as the primary user facing features. There are some big developer focused features that need testing too. Test, report, test more, etc. You know the drill if…
Greg Ichneumon Brown goes deep on the Elasticsearch algorithm that powers the new (in beta) WordPress plugin directory search functionality. I like the guiding questions for testing relevancy: In improving the fidelity of search results, it’s not just a question of how we satisfy a single user’s search query, but how we satisfy thousands of users…