The lead stories this week include GiveWP‘s acquisition by Liquid Web and increasing concerns over the “bus factor” in open source projects. Thankfully WP-CLI has a major release coming up this next week, but the sustainability of this vital project was jeopardized in 2020. Finally, the future of WordPress themes with Full Site Editing made us reflect on the history of the Widget and widget-based themes.
With the next edition of WordCamp Europe on the horizon, Jenny Beaumont finds herself thinking about event growth past and present, and about what success might look like for all of us in this new year.
Have a read of Jon Chan from StackExchange talking through the migration of their blog from WordPress to Jekyll. There’s a lot that we, as a WordPress community, can learn from other open source projects and the reasons people decide to use them.
Daniel Bachhuber is moving forward making WP-CLI more independent. He is actually looking for support in “non-code” roles, so reach out to him if you feel you can help. If you didn’t catch his presentation at WordCamp Europe that covers WP-CLI and open source projects, you can check out his blog post covering that talk…
This post spends a lot of time analyzing and referencing two other blog posts. Excuse me for that, but also be sure to read both, as they are relevant for this post and also interesting in their own right. Matt Mullenweg wrote a blog post called Five for the Future yesterday that advocates his belief…
A new service from Automattic will build sites on WordPress.com for customers starting at $4,900. How will this impact WordPress freelancers?
This week the formal announcement was made that CC Search (now Openverse) is part of the WordPress open source project. You can follow along with Openverse on its own Make page at make.wordpress.org/openverse. 🪐