Link Category: WordPress News
150k Small Business Website Teardown 2019
Reviewing the SEO of small business websites.
Matt Mullenweg’s Summertime Update
Matt on WordPress at WordCamp Europe.
Get Your WordCamp Denver Tickets ASAP!
I realize this is local news, but we’re trying to make sure we sell out WordCamp Denver this year, which requires some exceptional effort. So if you’re near Denver, Colorado, and don’t have plans for Saturday July 29, you should come to WordCamp Denver.
(Why) I’m stepping down from my WordPress marketing role
Joost on why he’s stepping down as WordPress’ Marketing Lead.
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.
How Much Do WordPress Developers Make? And More
I received with great interest this latest post from the folks over at Delicious Brains. They successfully highlighted the most compelling part of their data to me: how much money people who identify as WordPress developers make. But more than that, they also captured a number of other interesting facts and figures about the roughly 400 people who answered their survey.
Fewer Plugin Admin Banners? Yes Please
It looks like the WordPress.org 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.
Gutenberg Strengthening its Group and Columns Blocks
PHP 8 Will Include a JIT Compiler!
If you’re neither worried about PHP internals nor PHP 8, skip this.
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.