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Matt Mullenweg Unveils Gutenberg Roadmap at WCEU, WordPress Agencies and Product Developers Sprint to Prepare

By | June 21st, 2018|News|

photo credit: WordCamp Europe Photography Team At his WCEU keynote address in Belgrade, Matt Mullenweg laid out a detailed roadmap for Gutenberg to land in WordPress 5.0 within the next few months, garnering mixed reactions from attendees. Gutenberg’s timeline is one of the most pressing questions for those who work in the WordPress ecosystem. The [...]

WPWeekly Episode 321 – Recap of WordCamp EU 2018

By | June 21st, 2018|News|

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Milan Ivanović who helped organize WordCamp EU in Belgrade, Serbia this past weekend. Ivanović describes what it was like to organize such a large event, challenges the team overcame, and a few details related to WordCamp EU 2019 that will be held in Berlin, Germany. [...]

WP Rig – A WordPress Starter Theme and Build Process in One

By | June 19th, 2018|News|

Morten Rand-Hendricksen, Senior Staff Instructor at LinkedIn Learning, has released WP Rig. WP Rig is a WordPress starter theme and build process combined into one. The starter theme provides a minimal set of templates with the ability to drag-and-drop files from the WordPress template hierarchy. It contains a heavily optimized code and file structure, support [...]

WordCamp Europe 2018 Contributor Day Posts Record Turnout Amid Wi-Fi Outage

By | June 18th, 2018|News|

WordCamp Europe hosted a successful contributor day in Belgrade despite a wi-fi outage during the first half of the day. The event posted record numbers with 529 attendees registered to contribute across 24 teams. Contributors had the opportunity to make connections and conversations with team members and representatives from other teams while the wi-fi was [...]

Gutenberg Team Panel Talks Release Timeline, Theme Building, and Customization at WCEU

By | June 15th, 2018|News|

The Gutenberg team took questions from a full room users and developers this morning before diving into the specifics of the editor’s design, block creation, and how to further extend the new interface. The first question they addressed is the one everyone is asking: When will Gutenberg land in core? The team said the editor [...]

WPWeekly Episode 320 – Building a Sustainable Web

By | June 14th, 2018|News|

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Jack Lenox, Software Engineer at Automattic, to discuss his new project, SustyWP. Lenox explains how he built the site so that it only has 7KB of data transfer, what sustainability on the web means to him, and the relationship between sustainability and optimization to [...]

Watch WordCamp EU for Free via Livestream

By | June 14th, 2018|News|

WordCamp EU 2018 is scheduled to take place this weekend in Belgrade, Serbia. Although the event is sold out, you can watch the event for free via livestream. Simply visit the WCEU tickets page and register a livestream ticket. Sessions begin on Friday, June 15th. To see a list of sessions and speakers, check out [...]

Plugin Detective Wins WordCamp Orange County’s 2018 Plugin-a-Palooza

By | June 12th, 2018|News|

WordCamp Orange County, CA, took place this past weekend and the winners of the Plugin-a-Palooza have been crowned. Nathan Tyler and Natalie MacLees took the first place prize of $3,000 with their submission, Plugin Detective. Creating a new case in Plugin Detective When it comes to troubleshooting WordPress, disabling and re-enabling plugins is one of [...]

WordCamp Europe Introduces Official Mobile App, New Tech for On-site Badge Printing

By | June 11th, 2018|News|

WordCamp Europe debuted its new official mobile app today, providing attendees with a quick way to access the event’s schedule, maps, and announcements. Several unofficial apps have popped up over the years, but this is the first one produced and supported by WCEU organizers. The team opted for creating a PWA (Progressive Web App), which [...]

WPWeekly Episode 319 – The Gutenberg Plugin Turns 30

By | June 7th, 2018|News|

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Gary Pendergast, a WordPress core contributor, to discuss what’s new with Gutenberg. We find out what happened with WordPress 4.9.6, and discuss WordPress’ future. We also discuss Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub and when WordPress core development might transition to GitHub. Last but not least, we [...]

Simple:Press Forum Plugin Is Up for Adoption

By | June 6th, 2018|News|

Simple:Press, a forum plugin for WordPress that has been around for more than a dozen years, is available for adoption. Developers Andy Staines and Steve Klasen announced their plans to shutdown operations last August on their customer support forum and have had little luck finding a suitable replacement. Simple:Press Forum in Action Staines and Klasen [...]

WordCamp for iOS Renamed to WP Camps, More Events Added

By | June 6th, 2018|News|

When Marcel Schmitz released his WordCamp for iOS app, there was concern that it violated the WordCamp Trademark policy. Schmitz has changed the name of the app to WP Camps, describes it as a companion app for WordCamps, and has added a number of upcoming events. WordCamp Kent, OH in WP Camps In addition to these [...]