The newest iteration of the Gutenberg plugin for WordPress is out, and it seems to be a “tweak and polish” release. It delivers percentage widths for button blocks, social and font size change support, and API improvements. ✨
In this episode of Post Status Draft, I talk to Syed Balkhi about Awesome Motive’s acquisition of All In One SEO, the long-running SEO plugin by Michael Torbert, which boasts more than 2 million active installs.
Kyle Van Deusen measures how much faster Gutenberg and the WordPress editor (and also Oxygen) are than the Elementor page builder. However, performance might not matter as much as you might expect: “While I do have the ability to preview both tablet in mobile from the back end of WordPress inside Gutenberg— what I see…
WPCampus announced that Automattic has pledged to ensure the accessibility audit of Gutenberg is fully funded. Rachel Cherry clarifies the announcement here: “Automattic has pledged to ensure the project is fully funded. We are still accepting donations and would love the entire community to participate. We might need more than the initial educated estimate of $30,000….
Jeffrey Carandang updated his guide for choosing the perfect Gutenberg plugins and themes. In addition to being the author of the EditorsKit plugin, Jeffrey also shares Gutenberg tips and tricks on Twitter. 🐦
US DOJ warns of looming web accessibility enforcement. Weglot scores funding. WP-Wallet and Image Source Control launch. Block dev tuts. The Block Protocol and WordPress. WCUS and WordSesh calls for speakers. Why the web is a miracle and Mozilla’s vision for its evolution.
The WordPress theme review team is adopting a new policy: Trusted Authors “will need to review [one] ticket a month to be able to have their themes set live.” 🎫 Some folks have chimed in on this policy, including Justin Tadlock. It appears there aren’t enough volunteers to review all the incoming themes. Will this…