Link Category: Ideas
Thoughts on Collaborative Editing in WordPress
I really enjoyed reviewing this post from Steve Burge over at PublishPress (whose plugin we recently published a Quick Guide about). What he covers is the dream of Google Docs-style collaboration in WordPress’s native post editor. As he highlights, this is something that Matt Mullenweg has kind of committed the WordPress project to, and a great feature for us all if/when it arrives.
Alain Schlesser on the Cost of Contribution
I’ve never really been someone who contributed to WordPress in a disciplined and direct way. (Which is to say, I’ve never had code I’ve written pulled into the WordPress project.) As a result, I can’t really say what the cognitive landscape of doing that is like. Which is precisely why I found this article from Alain Schlesser (best known to me for his work on WP-CLI) so interesting.
Interview with Ghost Founder John O’Nolan
Easier Lazy Loading (for Chrome)
So, Chome 76 (or later. But what version of Chrome am I running anyway?) is getting a feature that would have saved me at least a little work on a few client projects. That is, it’s making lazy-loading of images and iframes as easy as:
Signs of the Blogging Apocalypse: Automattic Buys Tumblr
The weirdest piece of email I’ve gotten all month was courtesy of Brian Krogsgard and the Post Status newsletter: Automattic (owner of WordPress.com, Jetpack, Akismet, WooCommerce…) has just bought blogging giant Tumblr.
150k Small Business Website Teardown 2019
Reviewing the SEO of small business websites.
The Complete Guide to Deep Work
A very good guide to the work philosophy I swear by.
Support Civic Tech! Support Code for Fort Collins!
This week I’m running a (my first ever) fundraiser for a non-profit where I do a lot of volunteer work, Code for Fort Collins. And I figured it make sense to share it pretty widely. And that may as well include right here on WPShout.
Ryan Sullivan’s Comparison of WordPress Form Plugins
Akin to Fred’s thorough answer on “the best page builder for WordPress”, Ryan Sullivan recently published over on WP Site Care a thorough analysis of six of the biggest form plugins for WordPress. He goes in depth, and doesn’t leave out much I could think to have wanted compared. So if you’ve already got a favorite form plugin, and or want to know how your personal favorite compared, give it a look.
The pocket notebook, and capturing creative ideas
Alex on his little notebook.