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Two weeks ago, Cate and Topher DeRosia launched the HeroPress Network, a centralized website that would host various projects for … Continue reading The HeroPress Network Launches Find It WP, a Cooperative Resource Archive for WordPress →… Read more
Published on: 2021-10-20
The Software Freedom Conservancy announced that it is suing Vizio, an American TV manufacturer, for what it alleges are “repeated … Continue reading Software Freedom Conservancy Takes On Vizio in Lawsuit Alleging GPL Violations →… Read more
Published on: 2021-10-20
A few weeks ago, WP Ninjas announced it was stepping into the media optimization plugin market. The team released its … Continue reading Tidying the Media Library With WP Ninjas’ Remove Unused Media Plugin →… Read more
Published on: 2021-10-20
A friend and I were discussing the need for more one-off block plugins earlier today. He had mentioned that WordPress … Continue reading Build Notification Banners With ElmaStudio’s Latest Block Plugin →… Read more
Published on: 2021-10-19
WordPress’ Reusable blocks may soon be getting re-named, as the feature’s distinct capabilities are less recognizable from its name following … Continue reading Gutenberg Contributors Propose Renaming Reusable Blocks →… Read more
Published on: 2021-10-18
In episode 18 of WP Briefing, Josepha Haden Chomphosy reflects on a recent lecture that she gave to students at Hendrix College in which she explored the economics of WordPress and the principles that sustain the project’s ecosystem. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to [email protected],… Read more
Published on: 2021-10-18
Something on my radar right now is third-party plugins that have settings in the Customizer. What I gather of friends … Continue reading Ask the Bartender: What Happens to the Customizer When a Block Theme Is Active? →… Read more
Published on: 2021-10-16
There’s a lot of tolerance in open source software for shipping slightly imperfect work. And that’s good. When we ship software that’s a little bit imperfect, it makes it clear how everyone can participate, how everyone could participate, if they could find this WordPress community that supports the CMS.” That… Read more
Published on: 2021-10-05
In episode 17 of the WordPress Briefing, Josepha Haden Chomphosy reflects on her WordCamp US keynote and digs into how participating in open source projects can help you learn 21st Century Skills.  Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to [email protected], either written or as a voice… Read more
Published on: 2021-10-04
To coincide with International Translation Day, we feature the story of a developer and translator Yordan Soares from South America…. Read more
Published on: 2021-09-30
Thanks to @javiarce & @annezazu for design and copy contributions. An exciting update to the Gallery Block gives you more ways to show off images in your posts and pages. While this change won’t be available for most folks until WordPress 5.9’s launch in December, we wanted to share some… Read more
Published on: 2021-09-27
In addition to this episode’s small list of big things, Josepha Haden Chomphosy reviews the upcoming 5.9 WordPress release and its Full Site Editing features. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to [email protected], either written or as a voice recording. Credits Editor: Dustin Hartzler Logo: Beatriz Fialho Production: Chloé… Read more
Published on: 2021-09-20
WordPress contributors around the world are celebrating the sixth Global WordPress Translation Day throughout September 2021!… Read more
Published on: 2021-09-16
WordPress 5.8.1 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 60 bug fixes in addition to 3 security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 5.4 have also been updated. WordPress 5.8.1 is a short-cycle security… Read more
Published on: 2021-09-09
I really believe in WordPress’ mission to democratize publishing. And I, for one, will never stop learning about what gives people more access to the software, and what makes the software more usable, and especially how we can combine usability with accessibility in a way that puts form and function… Read more
Published on: 2021-09-03
Before the release of WordPress 5.0 in 2018, the Classic Editor plugin was published to help ease the transition to the new block editor. At the time, we promised to support the plugin through 2021 and adjust if needed as the deadline got closer. After discussing this with Matt, it’s… Read more
Published on: 2021-08-25
Ever wonder what it's like behind the scenes of WP Briefing? Listen in on this episode for a little levity and Josepha's bloopers…. Read more
Published on: 2021-08-23
Copy and Design by @critterverse WordPress 5.8 brings the power of Gutenberg blocks to widget areas — which means the highly customizable layout and styling options bring you closer to a WYSIWYG editing experience. I made a test site based on the oldie-but-goodie Twenty Sixteen theme, with three separate widget areas…. Read more
Published on: 2021-08-09
WordPress is global in reach and open source in nature. And you would assume that what allows the software to be used by anyone would also enable it to be built by anyone. After all, your location doesn’t matter, and who employs you also doesn’t matter. And your relative social… Read more
Published on: 2021-08-03
In this episode, Josepha Haden Chomphosy discusses the nuances of building accessible software, the differences between access, usability, and accessibility, and how this all applies to the WordPress project. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to [email protected], either written or as a voice recording. Credits Editor: Dustin Hartzler… Read more
Published on: 2021-08-02

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