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Gutenberg for Writers: How to Configure the Editor for Fewer Distractions

By | December 18th, 2018|News|

photo credit: Green Chameleon For a long time I could not compose posts with the Gutenberg editor. I tested each release of the plugin throughout its journey into WordPress 5.0, but found it too distracting for my basic needs. It seemed better suited for building a brochure website, not for someone who uses WordPress primarily [...]

WordPress 5.0.2 to Bring Major Performance Improvements, Scheduled for December 19

By | December 14th, 2018|News|

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset WordPress 5.0.1 was released yesterday as a security release with fixes for seven vulnerabilities that were privately disclosed. It includes a few breaks in backwards compatibility that plugin developers will want to review. WordPress 5.0.2 will be the first planned followup release to 5.0 and is now scheduled to [...]

WPWeekly Episode 341 – Recap of WordCamp US 2018

By | December 14th, 2018|News|

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I recap WordCamp US 2018. We discuss what’s new in WordPress 5.0.1 and when users can expect to see 5.0.2. We also chat about the new path that WordPress is on and where it may lead. John shares his perspective on what the atmosphere was like at the [...]

WordCamp US 2019 to be Held November 1-3 in St. Louis

By | December 14th, 2018|News|

photo credit: Wikimedia Commons Dates for WordCamp US 2019 were announced today, less than a week after wrapping up a successful camp in Nashville. Unlike all previous years held in December, next year’s event will take place November 1-3 in St. Louis, Missouri. For the most part, community reactions to the new dates were positive. [...]

Interview with Rachel Cherry: Automattic Pledges to Fund WPCampus’ Accessibility Audit of Gutenberg

By | December 13th, 2018|News|

While at WordCamp US, I had the opportunity to catch up with WPCampus director Rachel Cherry, who is coordinating an audit on Gutenberg for the organization she leads. WPCampus launched its crowdfunding campaign at the end of November and more than $10K has come in towards the $30K goal. The day before WordPress 5.0 was [...]

State of the Word 2018: WordPress Embraces the Block Editor

By | December 11th, 2018|News|

photo credit: WP Tavern WordCamp US kicked off in Nashville over the weekend, following the release of WordPress 5.0. In the first 48 hours, 5.0 had been downloaded more than 2.8 million times. It passed 3 million Saturday night. “There’s been a lot that’s been going on, so I’d like to allow WordPress the chance [...]

AMP Plugin for WordPress Version 1.0 Introduces Gutenberg-Integrated AMP Validation

By | December 7th, 2018|News|

Version 1.0 of the official AMP plugin for WordPress was released on the eve of WordCamp US, after two years in development by contributors from Automattic, XWP, and Google. This first stable version has a massive changelog with 30 people credited for their contributions. The plugin is now considered ready for production and is active [...]

WordPress 5.0 “Bebo” Released, Lays A Foundation for the Platform’s Future

By | December 6th, 2018|News|

In 2016 at WordCamp US in Philadelphia, PA, Matt Mullenweg announced to the world that a new post and page editor would be coming to WordPress. “The editor does not represent the core of WordPress publishing,” Mullenweg said. His vision of the editor was geared towards a more block-based approach that unifies widgets, shortcodes, and [...]

WPWeekly Episode 340 – Twas the Night Before 5.0

By | December 6th, 2018|News|

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Matt Mullenweg, co-creator of the WordPress project. We discussed a number of topics that have been making the rounds across the community such as: The WordPress 5.0 release strategy and how it will evolve once it’s released. Whether or not Gutenberg is ready and [...]

WordPress 5.0 Targeted for December 6, Prompting Widespread Outcry Ahead of WordCamp US

By | December 5th, 2018|News|

During last week’s core dev chat, Matt Mullenweg urged developers to consider WordPress 5.0 as “coming as soon as possible.” Nevertheless, his decision to set Thursday, December 6, for the new release date has taken many by surprise. Official feedback channels and social media erupted with largely negative feedback on the decision, as the new [...]

New Block Gallery Plugin Offers a Suite of Photo Gallery Blocks for Gutenberg

By | December 3rd, 2018|News|

The new Gutenberg editor has basic support for galleries with a few nice features, such as the ability to set the number of columns and automatically crop thumbnails for a more uniform appearance. If you need more control over your galleries, Rich Tabor’s Block Gallery plugin is currently the best option made specifically for use [...]

WordCamp Europe Opens the Call for Host City 2020

By | December 3rd, 2018|News|

WordCamp Europe has opened the call for a host city for 2020. Previous editions of the event have been held in Leiden, Sofia, Seville, Vienna, Paris, and Belgrade, and the next on deck is Berlin in 2019. Organizers are always working ahead for an event this size. In fact, the team plans together for the [...]