Monthly Archives: August 2018


Yoast SEO 8.0 Introduces Gutenberg Sidebar Integration, Revamps Classic Editor Meta Box

By | August 15th, 2018|News|

Yoast SEO 8.0, featuring the plugin’s first pass at integrating with the Gutenberg interface. This major update also revamps the classic editor’s meta box for those who do not have the Gutenberg plugin installed. In the past, the Yoast SEO meta box was displayed below the post editor. In the Gutenberg UI, the meta box [...]

Syed Balkhi Launches A WordPress-focused Growth Accelerator Fund

By | August 15th, 2018|News|

Syed Balkhi, founder of WPBeginner, has announced a growth accelerator fund aimed at helping companies focused on WordPress prosper. The fund will provide between $100K-500K to a small group of selected companies. In addition to the funding, selected companies will be able to take advantage of Awesome Motive’s media presence, network of business associates, and [...]

Sami Keijonen’s Foxland Themes and Plugins are Now Available for Free

By | August 13th, 2018|News|

WordPress theme designer and developer Sami Keijonen has made all of his theme and plugin products at Foxland available for free. Keijonen’s themes are active on more than 10,000 websites. During the past three years he began taking on more client work, which gave him less time for theme building and maintenance. Last month [...]

New BackYourStack Tool Drives Financial Support for Open Source Projects

By | August 13th, 2018|News|

Open Collective launched in 2017 as a new organization that helps groups raise funds and manage them transparently. The service is now widely used by many open source projects. Webpack, one of the first major Open Collective success stories, was able to fund its first full-time developer through the service and is now operating on [...]

Gutenberg 3.5.0 Released

By | August 10th, 2018|News|

Gutenberg 3.5.0 is available for download and polishes existing features. This release adds an edit button to embed blocks that allows users to edit the source URL. Edit URL Button on Embed Blocks The contrast has been increased for input fields and check boxes have visually more distinct states as the following video shows. More [...]

Ephox, Creators of TinyMCE, Rebrand to Tiny Technologies Inc.

By | August 9th, 2018|News|

Ephox, the creators of the TinyMCE editor library that’s been used by WordPress for more than 10 years, has changed its company name to Tiny Technologies Incorporated. The new name provides an at-a-glance view of what the company does and establishes a tighter relationship with its flagship product. To make it easier for you to [...]

Yoast SEO Team is Testing Gutenberg Integration Coming in Version 8.0 Next Week

By | August 9th, 2018|News|

Joost de Valk tweeted a sneak peek of the Gutenberg integration the Yoast SEO team is currently testing. The plugin has more than 5 million active installations and is one that packs a lot into its wide meta box. Users have been curious about what compatibility with the new editor will look like for Yoast [...]

Advanced Custom Fields to Add Gutenberg Compatibility in Version 5.0, Slated for September

By | August 9th, 2018|News|

The Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) team published an announcement today, assuring users that Gutenberg compatibility is in the works and will be available in version 5.0 of the free version in September 2018. The plugin, created by Elliot Condon, makes it easy for developers to add custom fields to WordPress edit screens, including posts, users, [...]

WPWeekly Episode 326 – Long Live the Fields API Project

By | August 9th, 2018|News|

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Scott Kingsley Clark, lead developer of the Pods framework. Clark describes what it was like to lead the Fields API project, the difficulties of working hard on a project and not getting core buy-in, and why building the Fields API into core first would [...]

Watch the Top 10 Sessions from WordCamp Europe 2018

By | August 8th, 2018|News|

photo credit: Val Vesa The results of the WCEU 2018 Attendee Survey are in: 98% of the 566 respondents from 49 countries said they would recommend WCEU to a friend and 90% are very likely to attend the next event in Berlin. Of those who participated in the survey, 49% were attending WCEU for the [...]

First Look at Live Demo of the Gutenberg Content Editor for Drupal 8

By | August 7th, 2018|News|

Drupal Europe has just announced its program for the upcoming event in Darmstadt, Germany, September 10-14. The conference will host more than 1,600 Drupal professionals and enthusiasts for 162 hours of sessions and 9 in-depth workshops. Automattic is sponsoring the Open Web Lounge networking space and Matt Mullenweg will be joining Dries Buytaert and Barb [...]

Gutenberg Plugin Garners Mixed Reactions from New Wave of Testers

By | August 7th, 2018|News|

photo credit: KaylaKandzorra i miss you grampa. – (license) WordPress 4.9.8 was released as an automatic update last week, featuring the “Try Gutenberg” callout. The goal of the prompt is to get more users testing the new editor and to raise awareness. Within the first 72 hours of the prompt going into user dashboards, sites [...]