Diversifying Revenue, the 50% Coding / 50% Marketing Lifecycle, Active Install Clawback, and Turbo Admin
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Diversifying Revenue, the 50% Coding / 50% Marketing Lifecycle, Active Install Clawback, and Turbo Admin

Here’s a glimpse of what’s going on in the world of design and development in the WordPress space this past week. As I look around the Post Status Slack and the chatter on Twitter, this week has been filled with conversations emphasizing the struggle of running a business as a solo devpreneur.

Open Source Communities: You May Not Be Interested in CISA, But CISA is Very Interested in You
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Open Source Communities: You May Not Be Interested in CISA, But CISA is Very Interested in You

United States national security interests are poised to become more invested in and engaged with open source projects classified as public infrastructure. From Log4j to the Securing Open Source Software Act, how did it all come together in 2022, and what may lie ahead?

Active Install Charts Removed from Plugin Repo
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Active Install Charts Removed from Plugin Repo

In reaction to as-yet-unpublicized details about the abuse of active install data in the WordPress.org plugin repository, the charts displaying that data have been removed from plugin pages in a move expected to be temporary. Important (and some familiar) questions are emerging as this story unfolds: how to balance the values of openness, security, and privacy as well as cooperation and competition at WordPress.org β€” still the central hub for WordPress plugin businesses.

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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.

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Radiopaper

Radiopaper is like a ring of threaded and publicly aggregated full-text Webmentions created via email β€” you email people you want to have a semi/private conversation with, and the conversation is published publicly. It’s like if IndieWeb News let you unfold nested webmentions from posts replying to an original, parent post in their list.

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.

WordPress 6.1 Beta 2  β€’ Serverless WordPress β€’ Annual Meetup Survey β€’ Catalyst for Creativity
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WordPress 6.1 Beta 2 β€’ Serverless WordPress β€’ Annual Meetup Survey β€’ Catalyst for Creativity

Help test WordPess 6.1 Beta 2! Check out the latest features that are coming in the 6.1 release. Learn how to run WordPress using WebAssembly, and take the Annual Meetup Survey to give feedback on events.

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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…

Post Status Excerpt (No. 69) β€” WCUS Afterthoughts, Accessibility, and Pay Transparency
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Post Status Excerpt (No. 69) β€” WCUS Afterthoughts, Accessibility, and Pay Transparency

WordCamp US, accessibility, disability, Ny’s “blood feud” with Uber, and salary transparency are the topics Dan Knauss and Nyasha Green take on this week for The Excerpt.

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Kevin Ohashi: Deep History, Integrity, and Hosting Benchmarks

This is a great interview with Ryan MacDonald of Liquid Web and Kevin Ohashi from Review Signal if you value depth and breadth of experience and vision in experts. The history of the hosting industry is interesting on its own terms, and these two go back a long way. You may be surprised at what…

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