Annual Survey β€’ WordPress Playground β€’ Plugins/themes Categorization
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Annual Survey β€’ WordPress Playground β€’ Plugins/themes Categorization

What are the four freedoms of open source and how do they impact us? Get a look in the Celebration of the Four Freedoms of Open Source. Try out the new WordPress Playground to run WordPress in the browser. Plugin and Theme developers note the new categorizations: Canonical, Community, and Commercial.

Annual Survey β€’ State of the Word 2022 β€’ Suggest Community Summit Topics β€’ WordPress Playground (WASM)
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Annual Survey β€’ State of the Word 2022 β€’ Suggest Community Summit Topics β€’ WordPress Playground (WASM)

Tune in Thursday for Matt’s annual State of the Word address. Check out the WordPress Playground now. It brings key platform dependencies into the browser that you can embed in your own site today. Your feedback into the annual WordPress survey helps shape the project, so fill it out as soon as possible.

Annual Survey β€’ State of the Word 2022 β€’ LearnWP Site Updates β€’ Block Editor in Support Forums β€’ Dev Guide to Block Theme Course Pt2
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Annual Survey β€’ State of the Word 2022 β€’ LearnWP Site Updates β€’ Block Editor in Support Forums β€’ Dev Guide to Block Theme Course Pt2

It’s time once again to share your feedback about all things WordPress in the 2022 survey. Tune in next week to hear Matt Mullenweg during is annual address: State of the Word. When submitting issues in the WordPress forums, you’ll soon find several blocks to use in the editor. #LearnWP has site updates and a new block theme course for developers.

Annual Survey β€’ State of the Word 2022 β€’ Meetup Accessibility Overlays β€’ Multi-line Code Comments β€’ WP 3.7 – 4.0 Final Releases
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Annual Survey β€’ State of the Word 2022 β€’ Meetup Accessibility Overlays β€’ Multi-line Code Comments β€’ WP 3.7 – 4.0 Final Releases

Should code comments switch to // ? Meetup.com stops using an accessibility overlay. Final releases for WordPress 3.7 – 4.0 are now available. Tune in soon for State of the Word 2023, happening December 15 via livestream from New York City.

State of the Word 2022 β€’ Dev Blog Beta β€’ WP 3.7 – 4.0 Final Releases
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State of the Word 2022 β€’ Dev Blog Beta β€’ WP 3.7 – 4.0 Final Releases

As 2022 comes to an end, State of the Word will happen in NYC again. Apply to attend or tune in to the livestream. Check out the beta version of the WordPress Developer Blog. Still have sites on WordPress 3.7 – 4.0? It’s really time to upgrade as this will receive no further updates after December 1. It’s team rep nomination time too.

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

WordPress 6.1.1 β€’ Team Rep Nominations β€’ Codespaces for Contributions
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WordPress 6.1.1 β€’ Team Rep Nominations β€’ Codespaces for Contributions

Time to update, WordPress 6.1.1 is out! GitHub has made Codespaces available for 60 hours/month, and WordPress is exploring Core contribution integrations with wordpress/wordpress-develop. It’s team rep nomination time too.

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.

Learning and Pulling Together
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Learning and Pulling Together

This week was all about revisiting and continuing conversations that have special value and maybe for that reason tend to continue on with a life of their own. Tom Willmot dropped a fine Twitter thread about the challenge all enterprise WordPress agencies face. This came in response to Magne Ilsas‘ featured post here last week, The WordPress Enterprise Paradox. In a similar theme of industry peer cooperation, Eric Karkovack asks if WordPress product owners and developers can see a common interest in “voluntary standards.” Could this clean up the plugin market? James Farmer thinks the WordPress business community can do more for itself too β€” by sharing data. In Post Status Slack we’re learning the tricks and trials of ranking in the WordPress.org plugin repository. How about plugin telemetry? Learn from the voices of experience.

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