Tag: WordPress news
It’s Never Been Easier to Build a WordPress Site: On The Future of WordPress Freelancing
WPShout has covered the future of creating websites for a number of years: page builders are better than ever, and Squarespace makes it easy for non-tech-oriented users to design impressive professional websites. Now, with Gutenberg, there’s the ability to create reusable blocks with all sorts of content and visual editors that appeal to every type of designer. That’s great news for business owners who need a website, but it’s mixed news for freelance WordPress developers.
WordPress 5.4 Is Out Now
WordPress 5.4, “Adderley,” launched yesterday, March 31, 2020. It’s a very Gutenberg-focused release, with two new default blocks—Buttons and Social Icons—plus a lot of other improvements to the block editor.
A Time to Learn WordPress: Two Free Open Webinars and More
These are weird times. Like most people, David and I are at home, spending time with our spouses, reworking travel plans, and wondering how the rest of this spring and summer will play out.
WP&UP Can Use Your Help
We love WP&UP, the UK-based charity whose mission is “Supporting and promoting positive mental health within the WordPress community.” We spoke with trustee/founder Dan Maby at WordCamp US 2018, and were beyond impressed not only with his mission but with how he proposes to go about fulfilling it—read about his four health hubs for details.
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.
WP&UP: Supporting Mental Health in the WordPress Community
One of the most pleasant surprises of our time at WordCamp US 2018 was that we got to meet Dan Maby. Dan is the founder of WP&UP, a registered charity that exists to support and promote mental health in the WordPress community
WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg Are Here: 5 Steps to Take Now
Big news in WordPress: on December 6, 2018 (last Thursday as I’m writing), WordPress 5.0 shipped. Among a few smaller updates was one massive one: the long-awaited Gutenberg editor has replaced the TinyMCE editor as WordPress’s official content editor.
Explain Like I’m Five: the GDPR
I get like four emails a day about the GDPR, and because we’re not Facebook, Google, or an ad network, it doesn’t seem world-shaking to what we do. But I wanted to know a bit more, and so I Googled for “ELI5 GDPR,” “ELI5” being short for “Explain Like I’m Five,” Reddit’s awesome format for simplifying complex topics.
Update on Gutenberg Meta Box Drama
That’s right: meta box drama.
Three This-Changes-Everything Features in WordPress 4.7
Three major changes in WordPress 4.7 jump out as having the power to significantly transform how I do my work every day.