Custom Order Tables in WooCommerce are now High Performance Order Storage (HPOS). It's a technical kind of rebranding that's a really good idea to express not only what custom database tables for orders are but what they do. According to…
Want WebP by Default Now? Get the Performance Lab Plugin
If your host doesn't already support WebP by default, you can get it with the Performance Lab plugin, thanks to the WordPress Performance Team.
A Beautiful Life is All About Maintenance
RescueTime, which I've used since they started up, often has pretty good articles on time management and such. This is one. Most good habits are about maintenance. https://blog.rescuetime.com/a-beautiful-life-is-all-about-maintenance/
DEI = Salary Transparency
https://twitter.com/dimensionmedia/status/1568670894939344897 @Stratacomm again: Biggest applause line of @camikaos DEIB talk: “In order to have equity, we have to have salary transparency.” #WCUS @Piccia digs deep into that very subject this week at Post Status.
Creativity and Chronic Pain
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Here's "a frank conversation about illness and pain" from AIGA Eye on Design by Madeleine Morley. Madeleine talks with SICK magazine editor Olivia Spring about SICK's rejection of productivity as a virtue. Pause and rest when you need to —…
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at WordCamps
Will DEI become a formal role for WordCamp organizers? We can do it! Here's @Stratacomm: Thank you for bringing this message to WordCamp, @camikaos: “If you’re not being intentionally inclusive, you are being unintentionally exclusive. … DEI work is *your*…
Is there a self-employment gap in WordPress event attendance?
Drawing on a gender gap at WCUS noticed by Women in WP, Rob Howard thinks there might be a "self-employment penalty" on conference attendance that disproportionately affects women. There's a lot of speculation in this article, but it's a subject…
Does WordPress Need a Product Manager?
Lesley Sim thinks so, and she outlines what this could mean — plus a lot of other good ideas for keeping WordPress on top and moving forward. There's a lot in this interview with Lesley and Brian Coords over at…
127 Full Site Editing Block Themes
It's not meteoric growth by any means, but it's good to see over 127 block themes listed in the WordPress.org theme directory. Highlighting block themes in the navigation was a good idea and an odd one to oppose, but I…
What is a WordPress developer?
That was the question on an episode of Woo DevChat with Ebonie Butler, Lisa Canini, Robbie Adair, and Kathy Zant. It's an interesting to compare their views and experiences with the ones shared by Zach Stepek, Till Krüss, and Carl…
WOOF for WooCommerce
WOOF is a new directory for WooCommerce extensions. Their goal is to become the “yellow pages” for your WooCommerce add-on needs. Check out the guidelines for joining. Announced today by Dave Loodts, Dave clarified in Post Status Slack that the…
WordPress 6.0.2 Security and Maintenance Release: WordPress.org’s Bug Bounty Program at Work
Ram Dall over at Wordfence has a good breakdown of three vulnerabilities patched in the WordPress 6.0.2 Security and Maintenance Release. One is a high severity SQLi vulnerability in the links functionality, and the other two are medium severity Cross-Site…
Core Web Vitals in The Real World and The WordPress Ecosystem
NitroPack is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, September 14th at 5pm EET / 11:00am ET, NitroPack’s team jointly with Salvatore Denaro, Technical Consultant at Google, will discuss all things Core Web Vitals, web performance, and WordPress. Register today!
New pricing model at Business Bloomer aims at Purchasing Power Parity
Rodolfo Melogli has changed the pricing structure at bto be more affordable to people around the globe. He's done this by calculating "Purchasing Power Parity." Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) is a metric that can be used to determine the actual…
Why I (still) love…
Naming is Hard: Content Types on Learn WordPress
Based on a public discussion led by Hugh Lashbrooke, Workshops (5-15 minute instructional videos) are going to be called Tutorials, moving forward while Social Learning Spaces (live and collaborative learning sessions) have become Online Workshops. No change to Courses (long-form…