WordPress turns 10 on May 27th. So, in proper celebratory manor, WordPress.org is helping WordPress users to host and attend local WordPress parties everywhere. Many meetup organizers will likely coordinate in your various towns, but feel free to host your own parties too. I fully expect you have this song on the entire time of your events.
Parrot is an integrated site builder and editor concept for WordPress, and Davide Casali talks about it here. This concept started as the team thought of new approaches to how a future WordPress customization experience could have worked. I like the concept and you can understand how if you start off with “What if we…
If you are using the Social Media Widget plugin (social-media-widget), make sure to remove it immediately from your website. Sucuri discovered it’s being used to inject spam into websites and it has also been removed from the WordPress Plugin repository. This is a very popular plugin with more than 900,000 downloads.
Tammie Lister has made a deal with Packt Publishing to write a book about BuddyPress theme development. She plans for the book to be a relatively short, 100 pages, with lots of resources for developers that wanted to get started theming BuddyPress. Seems like a great opportunity and a win for the community.
I’ve written a non-traditional “launch post” for churchthemes.com, telling the story of how this theme shop came together in the last year. Included are thoughts and experiences relating to business, development philosophy, pricing models, web hosting and marketing.
DigitalOcean’s acquisition of Cloudways • Stop saying “Gutenberg!” • Build Mode Live with Brian Gardner and Sam Munoz • One week left to submit a style variation for TT3 • Cool Tool of the Week: Munir Kamal’s Editor Plus
Yoast SEO is now available at WP.com along with 975 other SEO-related plugins. That’s quite a historic shift, but I haven’t seen anyone reacting to it at all.