AMP for WordPress 0.7 RC 1 Released

By | April 25th, 2018|News|

XWP, Automattic, and Google’s AMP team, has released 0.7 Release Candidate 1 of the AMP for WordPress plugin. Hinted at during AMP Conf 2018 earlier this year, 0.7 is a major release that contains significant new features. This release adds Native AMP support for all of the default widgets, embeds, and commenting. Notifications will be [...]

How Delicious Brains Creates and Releases WordPress Plugins

By | April 25th, 2018|News|

Delicious Brains have published the process they use for creating and releasing WordPress plugins. The post covers development, brainstorming, reviewing, testing, and wire frames. The team also describes the products and services they use and the roles they play within their projects. How is their process different or similar to yours? Source: WP Tavern

WordPress for iOS and Gutenberg Don’t Get Along

By | April 24th, 2018|News|

When it comes to editing and crafting content on the go, the WordPress Mobile apps are a good choice. The question is, how does the editor in the iOS app interact with content written in Gutenberg? Let’s find out. Quick Edits Turn Into Lengthy, Frustrating Fixes For testing purposes, I used a simple scenario that many [...]

Gutenberg 2.7 Released, Adds Ability to Edit Permalinks

By | April 20th, 2018|News|

Gutenberg 2.7 is available for testing and not only does it refine the visuals around block controls, it adds the highly requested ability to edit permalinks. Editing Permalinks in Gutenberg 2.7 A new pagination block is available that adds a page break, allowing users to break posts into multiple pages. The block is located in [...]

WordPress Accessibility Team Is Seeking Contributors for Its Handbook Project

By | April 20th, 2018|News|

The WordPress Accessibility team is seeking contributors for its handbook project. It’s a collection of tips, resources, tools, and best practices. The goal is to educate users through summaries, articles, and reference materials. The handbook was created after the accessibility team repeatedly noticed the same accessibility issues cropping up and not having a central place [...]

BuddyPress 3.0 Beta 2 Released

By | April 18th, 2018|News|

The BuddyPress development team has released Beta 2 of BuddyPress 3.0. BuddyPress 3.0 is a major release that contains some significant changes. A new template pack called Nouveau will replace the bp-legacy template packs introduced in BuddyPress 1.7. The new template pack has been refactored to be semantic, accessible, and use a new set of [...]

Talking Gutenberg on Episode Eight of the Drunken UX Podcast

By | April 17th, 2018|News|

Last week, I had the pleasure of joining Michael Fienen and Aaron Hill, hosts of the Drunken UX podcast, to discuss Gutenberg. We covered a lot of topics, including, why Gutenberg was created, our experiences, its timeline, pros, cons, resources, our biggest concerns, and what developers and freelancers need to know. The show is one [...]

Plugins Hosted on Can No Longer Guarantee Legal Compliance

By | April 16th, 2018|News|

The plugin review team has amended guideline number nine which states, developers and their plugins must not do anything illegal, dishonest, or morally offensive, to include the following statement: Implying that a plugin can create, provide, automate, or guarantee legal compliance Mika Epstein, a member of the plugin review team, says the change was [...]

WPWeekly Episode 312 – Dragon Drop, WordPress Accessibility Statement, and WooCommerce GDPR

By | April 12th, 2018|News|

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I start the show by sharing our thoughts on Mark Zuckberberg’s congressional hearing. We then discuss what’s new in Gutenberg 2.6 and describe our user experience. We let you know what’s in WooCommerce 3.3.5 and discuss what the development team is doing to prepare for GDPR compliance. Stories [...]

Theme Review Changes Place More Onus Onto Theme Authors

By | April 10th, 2018|News|

The WordPress Theme Review team has implemented changes that simplify the process and places more responsibility onto theme authors. Theme reviewers now only need to check the following items to pass a theme. Licensing Malicious or egregious stuff Content Creation Security Although the bar to pass a theme is significantly lower, theme authors are still [...]

Gutenberg 2.6 Introduces Drag and Drop Block Sorting

By | April 10th, 2018|News|

Gutenberg 2.6 is available for download and with it, comes a new way of sorting blocks. In addition to using up and down arrows, this version introduces the ability to sort blocks by dragging and dropping. If you hover the cursor over the up and down arrows on the left side of a block, you’ll [...]

An Update to My Gutenberg Experience

By | April 6th, 2018|News|

Not long after I published my experience with Gutenberg, developers reached out to me to work on some of the issues I mentioned. Riad Benguella figured out why meta boxes were not collapsing or expanding. It turns out that some meta boxes depend on the post script which has a side effect of calling the [...]