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Tech Roundup Week Ending February 24

https://wptavern.com/wordpress-6-2-beta-3-released-contributors-to-host-live-product-demo-on-march-2 WordPress 6.2 Beta 3 has been released following the first-ever WordCamp Asia in Bangkok, Thailand. This beta release is open for testing by developers and users who want to try out the new features before the official release of WordPress 6.2 later this year. With these updates, WordPress continues to improve its user experience…

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Business Roundup Week Ending February 24

https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2023/02/sell-product-powerful-storytelling/ Chiara Aliotta has a great piece on Smashing Magazine about using storytelling to help design your product. She is also leading a workshop on the topic next month. https://www.decktopus.com/ Decktopus is a versatile presentation tool that can help businesses create visually appealing and engaging presentations for client sales calls. With a user-friendly interface and…

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Business Roundup Week Ending February 17

https://thehackernews.com/2023/02/massive-adsense-fraud-campaign.html https://blog.sucuri.net/2023/02/bogus-url-shorteners-redirect-thousands-of-hacked-sites-in-adsense-fraud-campaign.html A recent report from Sucuri revealed a major AdSense fraud campaign that has affected over 10,000 WordPress sites. The campaign redirects traffic to fake websites to generate revenue through AdSense ads. Additionally, Sucuri’s report outlines several best practices for web admins to ensure their sites are secure and protected from fraudulent activities. WordPress…

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Tech Roundup Week Ending February 17

https://wptavern.com/wordpress-6-2-beta-2-released-with-fixes-for-71-issues-and-important-performance-improvements-for-block-themes WordPress 6.2 Beta 2 has been officially released. The new update features improved code security, accessibility options, and even more user-friendly theme customization tools. With these changes, WordPress is making it easier for developers and non-technical users to create powerful websites quickly and easily. Additionally, the new version includes a variety of improvements to…

Community Roundup February 17, 2023
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Community Roundup February 17, 2023

WordCamp Asia is Amazing Are you coming to WordCamp Asia? It started today! (February 17-19 in Bangkok, Thailand.) With more than 60 speakers contributing to 2 days of talks, 100’s of organizers and volunteers, and contributor day, it is going to be an amazing event. [Get the whole schedule here.]  As a matter of fact,…

WordPress 6.2 Beta 2 β€’ Help Test β€’ Theme Directory Redesign β€’ Apply for Community Summit
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WordPress 6.2 Beta 2 β€’ Help Test β€’ Theme Directory Redesign β€’ Apply for Community Summit

WordPress 6.2 Beta 2 is now available. Help test the latest features before the next release. Apply now to attend Community Summit. Take a look at the new Theme Directory redesign progress.

Community Roundup February 10, 2023
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Community Roundup February 10, 2023

WordCamp Asia Are you going to WordCamp Asia? It’s next week! (February 17-19 in Bangkok, Thailand.) With more than 60 speakers contributing to 2 days of talks, 100’s of organizers and volunteers, and contributor day, it looks to be an amazing event. [Get the whole schedule here.]  I’m doing a Lightning Talk at WC Asia,…

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Business Roundup Week Ending February 10

https://domainnamewire.com/2023/02/09/godaddy-announces-layoffs/ GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain registrar, announced layoffs yesterday. This move affected hundreds of employees who had relied on the company for their livelihoods. The releases come from GoDaddy shifting its focus to digital transformation and automation. These reductions follow a pattern of cost-cutting seen in many tech companies this year. The affected employees…

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Tech Roundup Week Ending February 10

https://wptavern.com/wordpress-6-2-beta-1-released-and-ready-for-testing WordPress 6.2 Beta 1 is now available for testing! This exciting new version has improved auto-updates and a brand new Site Health Check feature. Developers can test this version to ensure that their websites are compatible with the latest WordPress update. https://www.techzine.eu/news/devops/101684/report-shows-most-php-deployments-use-versions-no-longer-supported/ https://www.php.net/supported-versions.php PHP 7.4 is the most widely used version of PHP, even…

WordPress 6.2 Beta 1 β€’ Phase 2 Finale β€’ Creating a Mentorship Program β€’ Apply for Community Summit
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WordPress 6.2 Beta 1 β€’ Phase 2 Finale β€’ Creating a Mentorship Program β€’ Apply for Community Summit

WordPress 6.2 Beta 1 is out now and you can help test it before final release on March 28. With that comes the end of Gutenberg Phase 2. WordPress considers a mentorship program focused on onboarding and assisting contributors.

When Gutenberg Phases End β€’ Priorities in Onboarding Contributors β€’ Redesign Roll Outs
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When Gutenberg Phases End β€’ Priorities in Onboarding Contributors β€’ Redesign Roll Outs

What happens when we reach the end of a phase in Gutenberg? Josepha shares what this means for additional features and requests in the WP Briefing. Josepha also posed a few questions at how we prioritize doing the work of contributing while onboarding new contributors and ways to simplify the experience new contributors have. Finally, get an early look at the design changes coming for Hosting, Jobs, About, and Dev Blog.

WP Community Support (Central) vs WP Foundation β€’ Old Trac Tickets β€’ Themes & Support Docs Redesign
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WP Community Support (Central) vs WP Foundation β€’ Old Trac Tickets β€’ Themes & Support Docs Redesign

Can you explain the difference between Central and the Foundation? They are not one in the same, so check out what each area handles.

More teams across WordPress are using GitHub Projects for project management. The Community Team is considering this addition as well.

Let’s review some very old tickets for bugs and feature requests in WordPress and admire the new things coming to Documentation and Themes sites.

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