Link Category: WordPress News

Joost de Valk Resigns WordPress Role

When Matt Mullenweg announced last year that Josepha Haden and Joost De Valk would take significant new roles in WordPress leadership, I was excited. My excitement with Josepha is in evidence in a post about some of her public work from February. What I hoped would happen is that the stepping in of two independent people with annointed roles would be the creation of something resembling a leadership structure. Clearly, per Joost’s testimony, that isn’t quite what happened (for his part). I’ll lead you to get the full details from his very good and honest (seeming) post.

Fewer Plugin Admin Banners? Yes Please

It looks like the plugin review team (which often means “Mika Epstein,” who is without a doubt the most dedicated and prominent member of said team) is looking to clarify and extend the guidelines about plugin admin notices in WordPress. You know those things that clutter up *a lot* of screens on *a lot* of the Dashboards of WordPress sites clients, friends, etc show you? Yes, let’s celebrate Mika’s pushing to clarify the rules and make these a little less common.

Core Concepts of WordPress Themes Webinar

Next Thursday, I’m giving a talk at SiteLock. If you’re a person who has thought about learning how to develop WordPress themes for a while and never really gotten around to it, this is the perfect talk for you. We’ll cover things that make the whole of WordPress theming make sense. The idea is that we’ll essentially cover the prerequisites so that you’ll be better able to make sense of the next steps and maybe ever dive right in.