Pandemic experiences, “Are you disabled?” and the history of screen readers
Back in July, Sabina Ionescu published a lot of different responses from people in the WordPress community to questions about the impact of the pandemic on them. I missed it then, but it's still relevant and worth reading. Some other…
Patchstack enriches open vulnerability data with signals showing attack volume, method, and source
Back in August, Oliver Sild announced in Post Status Slack that Patchstack was opening up "additional data" to "enrich the vulnerability data" their service discloses, now "with [a] real-time IP feed of attackers who hit [Patchstack's] virtual patches." Virtual patches…
Security News Roundup
There's a Slashdot discussion of ZDnet's reporting on a critical security vulnerability in OpenSSL: OpenSSL Warns of Critical Security Vulnerability With Upcoming Patch. Australia is increasing fines for massive data breaches. Apple has admitted they will only commit to patching…
Connect freemium plugins to premium extension sales?
Justin Labadie from SlickRemix left a helpful comment that adds an interesting idea to the mix of possible futures for the wordpress.org plugin repository. Search results should show peer products, not totally unrelated ones Confirming some problems Matt Cromwell has…
A Makeover for HelpHub — and you can help the Docs Team on Contributor Day
Pretty snazzy new looks coming the the WordPress documentation site! https://make.wordpress.org/docs/2022/10/19/new-design-for-helphub-in-wordpress-org/ You can help the Docs Team! Come to the first ever Documentation team Contributor Day on October 25th.
November: Register to speak at WordFest Live — and come to WordPress Accessibility Day
Coming up on November 18, WordFest Live will once again “support and promote positive well-being and mental health within remote working communities.” REGISTER →And don't forget WordPress Accessibility Day on November 2-3! REGISTER →Then on November 21, it's Alicia St.…
The New WooCommerce Agency Partner Program
Here's everything you should know about the WooCommerce Agency Partner Program with their program manager, Mary Voelker. Key takeaways: The WooExpert program started in 2015, and participants had to be invited and pay for a membership in it. Agency partners…
Does WordPress.org Data Belong to the WordPress Community? Should It?
Today WP Watercooler sought Solutions to the Active Growth Problem. In a pointed but respectful conversation moderated but Sé Reed, the Watercooler crew got one new detail from Otto about the decision to remove the active install charts: it was…
Till Krüss on WordPress, Performance, the Plugin Business, and Life
Nexcess is the latest host to adopt Till Krüss's Object Cache Pro, which offers a really interesting model for partnerships between a WordPress plugin product business and a valuable niche market: hosting companies and anyone running WordPress sites at scale.…
Shiny New Things!
From Abstract: WP Tests for Faster WordPress Projects.Independent Analytics – A Reliable Google Analytics Alternative for Your Website.Delicious Brains: WP Migrate 2.4 Released: Faster Migrations, Must-Use Plugins, WP Engine Compatibility, and More and The Developer's Guide to WP-CONFIG.PHP.WordPress 6.1: Global Styles…