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WordPress Designers Explore Proposal to Simplify WP Admin Navigation

By | May 6th, 2019|News|

The admin can be intimidating to navigate if you’re just getting started with WordPress. After installing a few plugins, top-level menu items begin to pile on. This adds even more complexity to grapple with in a narrow space with long lists of items hidden behind flyout menus that make managing WordPress on mobile a frustrating [...]

Gutenberg Plugin for OctoberCMS Now in Beta

By | May 3rd, 2019|News|

Last week we reported on Laraberg, a Gutenberg implementation for Laravel that is now in beta. The project was based on Gutenberg.js, a package that makes it easier to bring Gutenberg into other applications. Nick Khaetsky, a backend developer at Biz-Mark, took Laraberg and used it to build a Gutenberg plugin for the open source [...]

Block Options Plugin Rebrands to EditorsKit, Expands Beyond Block Visibility Management

By | May 3rd, 2019|News|

WordPress plugin developer Jeffrey Carandang has rebranded his Block Options plugin to EditorsKit. Carandang created Block Options prior to co-founding CoBlocks, which was recently acquired by GoDaddy. It began as a plugin for controlling block visibility, inspired by his Widget Options plugin, but has since grown to include more features for managing Gutenberg blocks. EditorsKit [...]

WordCamp US 2019 Tickets Now on Sale

By | May 3rd, 2019|News|

Tickets for WordCamp US 2019 went on sale this week. The event will be held November 1–3, 2019, in St. Louis, MO, at America’s Center Convention Complex. For just $50, attendees will have access to everything throughout the three-day event, including more than 40 speaker presentations, workshops, “birds of a feather” meetups, and Contributor Day. [...]

WPCampus’ Gutenberg Accessibility Audit Finds “Significant and Pervasive Accessibility Problems”

By | May 2nd, 2019|News|

WPCampus has published the results of the Gutenberg accessibility audit the organization commissioned from Tenon, LLC. The audit was crowdfunded by the WordPress community and Matt Mullenweg and Automattic pledged to cover the balance to ensure it would be fully funded. Tenon’s analysis includes a 329-page technical audit of the editor along with user-based testing [...]

Creative Commons Launches New Search Engine with Access to 30 Million Images

By | May 1st, 2019|News|

After more than two years in beta, Creative Commons has launched its new search engine, featuring a completely redesigned search page, improved navigation and search filters, better search loading times, and more accurate search phrase relevance. It has replaced the old search portal and is now linked from the homepage. This update to CC Search [...]

BuddyPress 5.0 to Display Debug Info in the New Site Health Info Screen

By | April 30th, 2019|News|

The upcoming BuddyPress 5.0 release will add plugin-specific debug info to the new Site Health Info screen that is coming in WordPress 5.2. Mathieu Viet, who contributed the patch, said the information could be very useful to help solve issues on the BuddyPress forums. The panel is displayed at the bottom of the screen. It [...]

npm’s 2019 JavaScript Ecosystem Survey Shows 63% of Respondents are Using React

By | April 26th, 2019|News|

npm, Inc. has released a preview of the results of its Enterprise JavaScript in 2019 survey, which was conducted from 12/1/18 – 1/8/19. The company received 33,478 responses from developers across 23 industries and 194 countries and territories. Twenty-two languages were represented and less than half of respondents spoke English (47.13%), although the survey was [...]

WordPress 5.2 Pushed Back to May 7, RC 1 Now Available for Testing

By | April 26th, 2019|News|

WordPress 5.2 was originally scheduled to be released on April 30, but has now been pushed back to May 7, due to the number of open tickets last week (43). There is now only one ticket remaining on the 5.2 milestone for completion of the About page and WordPress 5.2 RC 1 is ready for [...]

Apache NetBeans is Now a Top-Level Project of the Apache Software Foundation

By | April 26th, 2019|News|

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), a non-profit corporation of decentralized volunteers from the open source developer community, has officially approved the NetBeans IDE as a Top-Level project. NetBeans joins more than 350 other open source projects and initiatives managed by the foundation after spending two years in the Apache Incubator. The IDE supports Java, JavaScript, [...]

Clean Blocks: A Free Multipurpose WordPress Theme Compatible with Gutenberg

By | April 24th, 2019|News|

Clean Blocks is a new free theme from Catch Themes that was released last week on WordPress.org. The design is suitable for businesses, agencies, freelancers, and other service professionals who require featured content, a portfolio, testimonials, a blog, and a services section. Clean Blocks includes basic Gutenberg compatibility in that it supports all core blocks [...]

Laraberg, a Gutenberg Implementation for Laravel, is Now in Beta

By | April 24th, 2019|News|

The family of Gutenberg derivatives is expanding with the beta release of Laraberg, an implementation for Laravel. Maurice Wijnia, a developer at Van Ons, an agency based in Amsterdam, created Laraberg as an easy way for developers building applications with Laravel to integrate the Gutenberg editor. It includes a simple API and support for the [...]