Link Category: WordPress News

Is Josepha Haden Rocking WP Leadership?

I’m not a WordPress core contributor. I don’t write the code, and I don’t make it a priority in my life to be contributing to the Marketting, Accessibility, WP-CLI, Support, Themes, or any other of the volunteer teams that keep WordPress a healthy ecosystem. And I don’t know enough of the people who do that work to claim to have my finger on the pulse of what’s going on for them.

A CSS-Overload Proposal from Nathan Rice

On his personal blog, Studio Press lead developer Nathan Rice makes an interesting point about the block-derived performance issues that may come from having lots of Gutenberg blocks and lots of CSS rules to style them in WordPress after 5.0. I don’t know how serious the performance degradation will be over time — I don’t know if anyone does. But I do know that it’s worth some consideration that as you load more styles it does indeed impact the waterfall of the site, as Nathan highlights.

Brian Krogsgard’s interview with Matt Mullenweg, 2018 Recap

I’m cheered and hopeful that Mr. Krogsgard is correct and Post Status will soon return to form. (It kind of limped out of 2017 and into 2018, but Brian recently emailed members about his new dedication.) This interview with Matt makes me think it may well. An independent journalist who has smart opinions and pushes (at least) a little on someone as influential as Matt is A Good Thing™️.