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New Features to Test in Gutenberg 14.1

A reminder from Anne McCarthy about the importance of your help testing Gutenberg 14.1 in advance of the WordPress 6.1 release: If you have the current Gutenberg (plugin) release installed, you can use block template parts without adopting everything that comes with block templates. For example, you can allow a user to edit and build…

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Making Events Accessible and Websites Under 1kB

From the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), Here’s a checklist “for meetings, conferences, training, and presentations that are remote/virtual, in-person, or hybrid.” And here’s a website with pages under 1kB from Brad Taunt who is maintaining a list of sites with a similar page weight called the 1kB Club. (Like the 1MB Club but smaller.)…

Atarim and Rocket.net Partnership
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Atarim and Rocket.net Partnership

Vito Peleg, Atarim’s cofounder and CEO, explains how he “cracked” the partnership problem to find alignment with other companies that can help them all accelerate their growth. Vito explains what Atarim’s latest partnership with Rocket.net brings to both companies and their customers β€” and he anticipates more deals like this in the year ahead.

Tech Roundup for the Week of September 12
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Tech Roundup for the Week of September 12

Fresh off the heels ofΒ WordCamp US, here’s a glimpse of what’s going on in the world of design and development in the WordPress space. There were several fantastic talks about design, accessibility,Β WP-CLI, blocks, and FSE at the event. We’re looking forward to highlighting some videos once they’re online.

WP 6.1 walkthrough replay β€’ WebP no go β€’ Matt: Core needs to be more editorial β€’ Survey: How do you learn WordPress?
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WP 6.1 walkthrough replay β€’ WebP no go β€’ Matt: Core needs to be more editorial β€’ Survey: How do you learn WordPress?

WordPress 6.1 walkthrough replay β€’ Matt: WebP no go β€’ Matt: Core needs to be more editorial β€’ Survey: How do you learn WordPress?

Post Status Excerpt (No. 68) β€” On the Road to WordCamp US
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Post Status Excerpt (No. 68) β€” On the Road to WordCamp US

In this episode Dan and Ny are tired! β€” but excited about heading to their first WordCamp of any kind. They talk about the things they’re looking forward to seeing and doing at WCUS and in San Diego. Lots of interesting speakers and talks! Contributor day! Karaoke. Food comes up β€” a lot.

WordPress 6.1 Walkthrough, Dropping 3.7 – 4.0 Security Updates, WordPress Advanced Administration Handbook
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WordPress 6.1 Walkthrough, Dropping 3.7 – 4.0 Security Updates, WordPress Advanced Administration Handbook

Get ready for WordPress 6.1! There’s a live walkthrough coming for it on September 13, and the feature freeze is September 20. Other important news: security updates will no longer be backported for WordPress 3.7-4.0, and there’s a new Advanced WordPress Administration handbook.

Post Status Excerpt (No. 67) β€” What Does Professionalism Mean in WordPress?
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Post Status Excerpt (No. 67) β€” What Does Professionalism Mean in WordPress?

Dan and Eric discuss their top picks for WordPress news stories of the week and the topic of professionalism. What is it β€” what does it mean for us in the WordPress community, and how does it relate to a healthy open source project and business ecosystem?

Writing is a Challenging But Needed Profession in WordPress
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Writing is a Challenging But Needed Profession in WordPress

The WordPress project, software, and community are equally important. They all play a role in ensuring growth, progress, and success. A sizeable economy of users, builders, and business owners depends on it. That’s why staying informed is vital. And so much of the reporting and learning opportunities come from unofficial sources. We need more people within the WordPress community who are interested in writing and more places to amplify their voices.

WordPress 6.0.2, Advanced Admin Handbook, Accessibility Tags for Block Themes, and Improving the Template Creation Experience
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WordPress 6.0.2, Advanced Admin Handbook, Accessibility Tags for Block Themes, and Improving the Template Creation Experience

WordPress 6.0.2, Advanced Admin Handbook, Accessibility Tags for Block Themes, and Improving the Template Creation Experience

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jQuery in the UK

Getting rid of jQuery on gov.uk Andy Sellick, Senior frontend developer, GOV.UK: The main disadvantage of using jQuery is that it has to be included in the page assets, which can slow down how quickly a site loads. GOV.UK’s pages vary in size, but the homepage is around 246 kB – 32 kB (13%) of…

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Two Tools: Better Presentations from iA and Super Fast Collaborative Code Editing with Zed

iA is developing a Markdown-based, radically simplified presentation app (called Presenter) that helps you tell stories effectively. Zed is the spiritual successor to Atom β€” and focused on fast, collaborative editing. You can get it at GitHub.

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