WordPress Weekly

WPWeekly Episode 354 – Pantheon Acquires StagingPilot – WordPress Tavern – WordPress Website Design Article

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss Panethon’s acquisition of StagingPilot and why regression visual testing will likely become a standard feature across managed WordPress hosts if it’s not already. I rant about the size of text on so many sites being too large and having to shrink the site down to 80-90% in order for it to be manageable. We celebrate WordPress’ 16th birthday, discuss what happens to unloved patches, and GitHub’s…

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WPWeekly Episode 352 – Capital P Dangit and My Future Plans – WordPress Tavern – WordPress Website Design Article

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I share what’s new in WordPress 5.2, discuss why not capitalizing one letter can make or break someone in the WordPress community, and what’s new in Jetpack 7.3. We also highlight the highly anticipated release of Advanced Custom Fields 5.8.0. Near the end of the show, I describe what I’ve been going through the last few months and what you can expect from me going forward. In short,…

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WPWeekly Episode 349 – Sandy Edwards and the Kids Event Working Group Initiative – WordPress Tavern – WordPress Website Design Article

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Sandy Edwards. Sandy gave us a behind the scenes look at what it takes to organize a WordPress event for children and teens. She also provides background information on a new group that’s been formed called the Kids Events Working Group. This group is responsible for setting the foundation for organizers to create and manage WordPress events geared towards children. John recaps his experience…

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WPWeekly Episode 348 – RIP Alex, Facebook Moderators, and Shorter Release Cycles – WordPress Tavern – WordPress Website Design Article

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I review feedback from last week’s show, share a few more memories of Alex Mills, and discuss an article that describes what it’s like to be a content moderator for Facebook. We also share our opinions on the idea of WordPress having shorter release cycles. Stories Discussed: The Drive Remembers Alex Mills The Secret Lives of Facebook Moderators Jetpack 7.1 Released PressNomics 6 Tickets are on sale Freemius…

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WPWeekly Episode 344 – Introduction to the WordPress Governance Project – WordPress Tavern – WordPress Website Design Article

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Morten Rand-Hendriksen and Rachel Cherry to discuss the WordPress Governance project. We discover why it was created, its goals, and how it aims to help govern the systems and processes that make up the WordPress project. Stories Discussed: WPML Alleges Former Employee Breached Website and Took Customer Emails The Era of “Move Fast and Break Things” Is Over WPWeekly Meta: Next Episode: Wednesday, January…

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