Link Category: WordPress News

WordSesh 2022 Signups Open

The free and great WordSesh conference has released the schedule and opened signups. Which means—as you probably guessed—that you register with a simple form and then can watch all the sessions live.

WP State of the Word 2021

For those who’ve never heard of it, the State of the Word is the annual talk from WordPress’s BDFL Matt Mullenweg. I’m just finally finding myself with enough time and energy to really appreciate all the polish in the talk, so I want to make sure everyone here has also seen it. Here’s the YouTube embed (for platforms those work on ;p):

Charts of WP Core in 2021

I’m a sucker for a pretty chart. And this post over on the for WordPress Core really offers lots of pretty circles. I think there’s a lot of interesting things the charts highlight, most of all the diversity of people and contributions (which were trackable) to WordPress itself. As the charts make clear, they obvious vary in geography, company affiliation, and compenents on which they worked.

Understanding theme.json

One of the more consequential features of WordPress 5.8 I didn’t pay much attention to before it was released was theme.json. Which is “just another file in your WordPress theme” but also a whole lot more. I’ll just quote Jeff Ong from over on

Good Interview with Matt Mullenweg & Josepha Haden Chomposy

I really enjoyed watching this little interview with between Mark & Keith from Highrise Digital and Matt Mullenweg and Josepha Haden Chomposy (who are probably the two most influential people shaping WordPress today). Nothing that anyone said was really a surprise or revelation to me, but it was all helpful and “orienting” to hear again what their thought process is, what’s been happening lately, etc.

WordSesh 2021 is Approaching

Next week(!) is WordSesh. For those who aren’t familiar, WordSesh is a free online-first (has been doing it since before it became how all events are ;p) WordPress conference. It is totally free for live (and nearly-live attendance). (If you’re a more-than-24-hours-after-conference-end slow poke on a talk, you’ll just have to become a WPSessions member to see talk recordings.)

WordPress 5.7 Field Guide

If there’s one post I *always* read about the latest/upcoming WordPress release, it’s these “field guide” posts on They’re a concise summary of the major highlights to keep an eye on.