WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of November 14
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WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of November 14

Learn Accessibility β€’ The Return of SmashingConf β€’ PHP 8.2 Release Delayed β€’ Deno for Decoupled Front-End Development β€’ LogoIpsum, Post to Telegram, and WP .gitgnore β€’ Substack, the WordPress Plugin β€’ Cool Tool: Restrict With Stripe

Design and Development News for the Week of November 7
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Design and Development News for the Week of November 7

A new way to keep up with that fast-moving project we all rely on, PHP. β€’ Making wordpress/wordpress-develop usable in GitHub Codespaces. β€’ Help count WordPress contributors and sponsors β€’ Directory Serve is our cool tool of the week β€” a way to serve files to and from your phone.

Design and Development News for the Week of October 31
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Design and Development News for the Week of October 31

Missing Menu Items β€’ Farewell PHP 7.4 β€’ I Didn’t Know You Could Do That in the Block Editor β€’ Why is Your Computer Cosplaying as a PDP-11? β€’ Effective Writing for Devs β€’ The State of CSS β€’ The Swiss Army Knife of Website Tools: Website Toolkit

Daniel S. Pumpkins’ πŸŽƒ Post Status Halloween TechHorror Roundup
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Daniel S. Pumpkins’ πŸŽƒ Post Status Halloween TechHorror Roundup

It’s our Halloween roundup of ghoul tools, but we’re not going to show you anything scarier than David Bisset‘s dev dad joke tweets. Just Blocks Made of Humans, a totally non-scary image creation AI β€” as long as you do not install the Performance Loab plugin. Also in our cauldron: hairy, scary Block Styles and the classic so-lean-it’s-skeletal ingredient, Balsamiq. πŸ¦‡

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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, andΒ More and The Developer’s Guide to WP-CONFIG.PHP. WordPress 6.1: Global Styles Filters.

WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022
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WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022

Big Changes in WP_Query and the Nav Block β€’ Accessibility-Ready Themes β€’ Design Systems and Agency-Client Co-Creation β€’ W3.CSS β€’ WP Plugin Compare β€’ Is Self-Hosted Email Impossible? β€’ Cool Tool: WordPress WebAssembly β€’ Also: Remix Icons, PDFgrep, The only 58 bytes of CSS you need to go to parties, plus an amazing Block Editor trick.

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When and When Not to Use Headless WordPress

Keanan Koppenhaver explains over at WP Mayor: When and When Not to Use Headless WordPress: If you have a strong frontend team that’s comfortable interfacing with APIs and is used to communicating changes and working with more distributed systems, then it might make sense for them to focus on the frontend of the site while…

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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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What’s in a Name? HPOS for WooCommerce

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 the timeline for this key feature’s development, HPOS will be feature complete and released with…

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