The Image Revolution: AVIF and WebP

WordPress 6.6 introduces extended support for AVIF and WebP image formats, enhancing image compression, quality, and load speed. Hosting companies should install and configure necessary libraries, …

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WordPress Examples

Website Design Inspirations

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Notes from WCEU: A guide to automating WooCommerce through WC-CLI Community News

For developers using WooCommerce, one way to increase their efficiency and stay ahead of the curve is to embrace the power of the dedicated WooCommerce Command Line Interface (WC-CLI) to automate tasks. Last week at WCEU 2024, Jesús Amieiro Becerra shared insights on how to harness WC-CLI, WooCommerce’s dedicated CLI tool, to enhance productivity and […]

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Global Search for Gravity Forms

By default, Gravity Forms can only search one form at a time. And entry notes aren’t included. If you have multiple forms and a lot of entries, finding a particular customer email or lead name can take a minute.Unless you have my Gravity Forms Global Search plugin.

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Introducing the new Woo Developer Newsletter Community News

Welcome to your new essential read We’re thrilled to introduce our brand new Developer Newsletter, designed exclusively for WooCommerce developers. This newsletter is your gateway to unlocking exclusive insights, enhancing your development skills, and staying on top of the latest in the WooCommerce platform.  Why you should subscribe What to expect Our inaugural issue is scheduled […]

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My WCEU 2024 story: First-Time Speaker + Awesome People

Read Katie Keith’s experiences of WordCamp Europe 2024, in which she was a speaker for the first time and met many awesome community members.

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How Better Communication Can Benefit WordPress

Those of us who work with WordPress depend on it. We need the software to be stable and secure. But we also need to know about its roadmap for the future. What happens next and the process behind it are vital. This information helps us prepare. Freelancers can judge how…

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Styling sections, nested elements, and more with Block Style Variations in WordPress 6.6

A walkthrough of how to use the new and updated improvements to the Block Style Variations system in WordPress 6.6, including section styles.

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What Would We Do with the Keys to the Kingdom?

I wonder if people are generally upset that Mullenweg has control of “WordPress” or that he has control over a large chunk of the “open web.” Placing his irresponsible reactions aside for a moment, I think we should abstract why we might feel the way we do. The fight “for…

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Data Liberation and WordPress Migrations

One thing I heard a lot about when talking to the community about Data Liberation was the challenge of WordPress-to-WordPress migrations. Exciting news for anyone who has ever struggled with that: …

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WordPress 6.6 CSS Specificity

One of the goals of WordPress 6.6 is to simplify the process for theme authors to override core styles while also maintaining support for Global Styles. Historically, high CSS specificity in core styles has made customization challenging and unpredictable, often requiring complex CSS rules to achieve desired outcomes. Development of the new section styles feature […]

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Learn About New Features in WordPress 6.6 + Scanfully Launched 🚀

So yeah, I skipped a week there, didn’t I? You have to trust me, but I really tried to make last week’s newsletter happen while at WordCamp Europe, but I was just too busy connecting with friends and making new connections to properly sit down. Also quite busy because I was also busy finalizing Scanfully’s […]

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Proposal for a Unified Sponsorship Initiative

Purpose: This proposal aims to enhance support for WordCamp organizers by forming a task force focused on streamlining sponsorship efforts, ensuring sustainability, and improving the overall sponso…

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Site-wide background images in WordPress 6.6

WordPress 6.6 introduces site-wide background images to theme.json and the Site Editor. This Dev Note explains how to use and customize the feature, and also outlines what to expect in upcoming Wor…

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DigitalOcean vs Vultr vs Akamai/Linode vs Hetzner vs AWS vs Google Cloud: Which is Best for Hosting WordPress?

Which server provider performs best for hosting WordPress? We take a look at five of the most popular server providers: DigitalOcean, AWS, Google Cloud, Akamai and Vultr.

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A Beginner’s Guide to the WordPress Interactivity API

Learn how to use the WordPress Interactivity API, why it’s essential, and how it simplifies adding interactive features to your blocks.

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WordPress 6.6 Beta 3 🆕 Theme Directory Refresh 📚 Contributor Handbook v2 📆 Sustainable Events 🌐 Rosetta Sites > New Theme

This Week at WordPress.org (June 16, 2024) News WordPress 6.6 Beta 3 Highlights from WordCamp Europe 2024 WordPress 6.6 Beta 2

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Roster of design tools per block (WordPress 6.6 edition)

Below you find a table that lists all core blocks available in the inserter marks in the grid the feature they support in the block editor. It’s a basic lookup table that helps developers to …

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The Art of Fixing Broken Permalinks in WordPress: An Ultimate Guide

Learn how to fix broken permalinks in WordPress with this ultimate guide. Discover common causes and step-by-step solutions to restore your site’s functionality.

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A Site For His Dad

First in a series about WordPress, a story of a little boy building a site for his father.

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WooConf – WooWeekly

Hello there, Welcome back to WooWeekly, your weekly appointment with WooCommerce tutorials handpicked for you (and the other 19,160 subscribers!), so that you can learn something new. Well… not today, alright! In fact, these are the first 5 minutes I had available all day. We moved to the beach house this morning; besides, last night I caught […]

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Developer Advisory: Legacy REST API error in WooCommerce 9.0 Developer Advisories

The Details An issue in WooCommerce 9.0 was reported to us through the WooCommerce and WooCommerce Legacy REST API support forums. The issue appears to be the result between code associated to the recent deprecation of the Legacy REST API, server configurations, and caching mechanisms. The primary symptom of this problem is a fatal error […]

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Theme.json version 3

WordPress 6.6 introduces theme.json version 3 due to a breaking change. Theme presets don’t override default presets by default anymore, and there are new properties to configure that behavio…

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Social Links block changes in WordPress 6.6

From WordPress 6.6, the social links block will be wrapped in a “ul” list item and the social link block will no longer output the “components-button” class name on its butt…

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An Ode to Hello Dolly with Matt Mullenweg

WordPress has been around for over 20 years. Part of its continuing popularity stems from how extensible it is. A skilled developer can make the content management system (CMS) do just about anything. Its plugin architecture powers shopping carts, forms, and photo galleries. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though. Niche functionality abounds, so […]

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Data Views Update – June 2024

Updates on the Data View efforts as part of phase 3 of Gutenberg with answers to common questions and directions for where best to share feedback.

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WordPress Photo Directory: Elevating standards and purpose

I’ve been a contributor to the WordPress Project for a few years, primarily focusing on the Marketing team. However, after leaving Yoast and with the recent rebranding of the Marketing…

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The Benefits of Moving from Elementor to the WordPress Block Editor

It’s time to transform your website. These are the benefits of moving from Elementor to the WordPress Block Editor.

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The Sustainability Team’s Handbook for events is here!

The first version of the Sustainable Events Handbook is finally launched! 🎉 Over the past months, members of the Sustainability Team have been sharing their ideas and experiences on how WordPress c…

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WordPress 6.6 Beta 3

WordPress 6.6 Beta 3 is here! Please download and test it. This beta version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, or test this version of WordPress on product…

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Plugins: If I Did It…

When you do the crime and provide evidence you did it, it made my life easier.

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Improvements to active block variation detection

WordPress 6.6 includes improvements to how a block variation is detected as active via the variation’s `isActive` property. Learn about dot notation, the role of specificity for comparing obj…

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Freemius WordCamp Europe 2024 Recap

WordCamp Europe 2024 was productive, fun, and insightful. I caught up with old friends and made many new connections. I was also super pleased to learn how positively Freemius’s software and services continue to be perceived by the community.

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An introduction to overrides in Synced Patterns

Synced Patterns will soon be upgraded in WordPress 6.6 with the introduction of pattern overrides. This enhancement enables curated editing experiences, improves workflows, enforces design consistency, and more.

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Options API: Disabling autoload for large options

Authors: @pbearne and @joemcgill WordPress automatically loads multiple options with a single query on each page request in order to be more efficient—a technique called “autoloading”. …

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June MainWP Roundup: The Google leak that set the SEO world on fire

Monday, May 27, 2024 while Americans were still a bit loopy from a long weekend, Rand Fishkin dropped a video on X (Twitter) signaling a coming firestorm. It seems, through chance or strategic maneuvering, a document from the Google API warehouse found its way into the hands of an anonymous…

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Level Up Your Conference Game: Effective Networking Tactics

Transform your conference networking with advanced tactics to create memorable introductions, engage on social media, and follow up effectively.

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11 Reasons Why The Future Of WordPress Is Bright

Are we ready for a WordPress Renaissance? Exploring Matt Mullenweg’s 11 principles for WordPress’s future from WordCamp Europe in Torino.

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Design Share #58 (Jun 3-Jun 14)

This is a bi-weekly update of work the design group contributed to. Work happens in overview issues, and in needs design, or needs design feedback issues.If you have updates you’d like to include in the next Design Share, drop a note in the #design channel. If you have questions, you can also ask them there, […]

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Highlights from WordCamp Europe 2024

From June 13-15, 2024, WordPress enthusiasts from across the globe gathered in Torino to explore and celebrate the world’s most popular web platform at WordCamp Europe 2024. A dedicated team of 250 volunteers, led by WordCamp veterans Wendie Huis in ‘t Veld, Juan Hernando, and Takis Bouyouris, organized and produced the event.

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Incentivizing DEIB in WP

Through the Incentivizing DEIB in WP program, the WPCC aims to increase the visibility and frequency of DEIB topics in WordPress community and WP community events.

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Your WordPress as Your Personal Mastodon Instance

As you might know, I am the author of the Friends plugin for WordPress. I started this in 2018 with the idea (which I later described in a vision post) that something like Facebook (with private posts) could be implemented decentralized between WordPresses (and later other blogs/cmses). To be honest, the effort is and stays […]

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The Most Popular Celebrity Websites Built Using WordPress

We explore the top celebrity websites built with WordPress and also look at how they crafted a unique identity online with the most popular CMS platform.

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New WordPress Plugin Solves Site Navigation Problem

Joost de Valk (known for Yoast SEO) released a free WordPress plugin that solves a site architecture problem and improves rankings

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WooCommerce Patches XSS Vulnerability Related to Order Attribution Tracking

WooCommerce has released versions 8.9.3 and 8.8.5 which contains a patch for a security vulnerability related to Order Attribution Tracking. According to the WooCommerce developer advisory, “This vulnerability allows for the injection of HTML and JavaScript, posing a security risk.” The team advises store owners to update as soon as possible. However, if you’re unable

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Enterprise WordPress Showcase: Summer 2024

Explore how WordPress powers large-scale enterprise solutions through innovative case studies in our Enterprise WordPress Showcase.

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WordPress 6.6 Beta 2

WordPress 6.6 Beta 2 is here! Please download and test it. This beta version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, or test this version of WordPress on product…

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An introduction to the Transients API

Transients are a powerful tool for avoiding unnecessary database requests, speeding up complex markup generation, and mitigating slow third-party API requests.

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Thumbnail Creation Project

In preparation for the relaunch of Learn.WordPress.org and Learning Pathways scheduled for July, we need to create a large quantity of small graphics – called thumbnails – to serve as featured imag…

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WooCommerce 8.8.5 and 8.9.3: Dot Release and Backport Fixes Release Posts

These backported releases fix a XSS vulnerability present in WooCommerce 8.8.0 and later.

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How should we shape the future of the Plugin Review team?

Since we began restructuring the Plugin Review team with our advisors and new team members, we’ve had to make some tough collective decisions. These decisions, while based on strong intuition…

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What is new in Gutenberg 18.5 (05 Jun)

“What’s new in Gutenberg…” posts (labeled with the #gutenberg-new tag) are posted following every Gutenberg release on a biweekly basis, showcasing new features included in each release. As a remin…

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Top Envato Alternatives for WordPress Product Makers

With Shutterstock acquiring Envato, the future of CodeCanyon and ThemeForest is uncertain. WordPress sellers should seek Envato alternatives.

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WordPress Is Exciting Again

With WordPress 6.6 beta releasing, and seeing the advancements being made with site building features like Overrides for Synced Patterns — I can’t help but be excited for where WordPress is headed. And I know you might have your druthers with it all, but I’m hoping you invest now because…

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WordPress Isn’t Immune to Clickbait

WordPress’s popularity has fostered a large community. They’re a dedicated group that takes great interest in what’s happening. They focus on developments within WordPress core and its ecosystem of third-party tools. The community is diverse. Thus, you’ll get many different points of view shared on blogs and social media. People…

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WP Wonder Women Newsletter, Vol 1, Issue 2

Welcome to the only newsletter in WordPress by women, for women, and about women. When we first talked about creating this newsletter, we were asked if there would be enough news on a weekly basis about good work being done by women in WordPress. The answer is “yes.” Read on…

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WordPress (Gutenberg) page editor in Drupal

WP’s default Gutenberg editor is an intuitive, yet highly flexible page editor that exists as an independent open-source project, and has meanwhile matured and become popular, with integration into Drupal as well.

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How to Set Up Cloudflare’s Free CDN for WordPress

In this post, we explain what a CDN is and its benefits to your website plus how to set up the Cloudflare CDN with your WordPress site.

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Business Roundup Week Ending June 7

CMS Core Web Vitals in Decline, Global Botnet Crumbles, WordPress Can Drink Now, and More!

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WordPress 6.5.4 • JSX in WP 6.6 • Challenges of Events • Shaping Plugin Review Team • Contributor Handbook v2

This Week at WordPress.org (June 2, 2024) News WordPress 6.5.4 Maintenance Release WordPress 6.6 Beta 1 WordCamp Europe 2024: Mid-Year Update and Q&A

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Preparation for React 19 Upgrade

WordPress 6.6 will ship with version 18.3 of the React library, which is identical to 18.2 but adds warnings for deprecations and other changes to help developers prepare for the React 19 upgrade o…

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Securing WordPress with a Web Application Firewall: NinjaFirewall (WP Edition)

In this article we will see how to provide a very high level of protection to a WordPress blog with a web application firewall.

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Why I don’t develop WordPress websites locally

Nowadays, it’s easy to run a web server locally on your computer. Multiple products even handle the complex configuration part for you. Still, I prefer to develop WordPress websites on a server connected to the Internet.

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Current challenges of WordPress Events. Shaping the future

In the Big Picture Goals 2024 post, Josepha called on the WordPress community to focus our energy on attracting new users to WordPress. Historically, our Meetups, WordCamps, and Flagship WordCamps …

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Member Spotlight: Alex Standiford

Alex Standiford has been an active member of the WordPress community since 2014 and is the creator of Siren Affiliates.

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Live the Suite Life With Automattic For Agencies

Our new program gives agencies robust tools, dedicated support, and extensive resources so they can thrive like never before.

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WordPress Playground – A New Tool You Need To Try Right Now

WordPress Playground – An official tool & plugin from WordPress that you need to know right now

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WordPress 6.5.4 Maintenance Release

WordPress 6.5.4 is now available!This minor release features 5 bug fixes in Core. You can review a summary of the maintenance updates in this release by reading the Release Candidate announcement. …

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A script for generating links to WordPress profiles

Sometimes you write code to benefit a wide audience, and sometimes you write it to make your life a little easier. This is one of the latter. I wrote a small script that generates the list of credits found at the bottom of minor release posts such as the one for WordPress 6.5.3. The input […]

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Give WordPress a try – it’s not as bad as you think

During the International PHP Conference, I had a chance to give a talk called

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WooWeekly #497: New Account Email | WCEU –

Hello there, Welcome back to WooWeekly, your weekly appointment with WooCommerce tutorials handpicked for you (and the other 19,131 subscribers!), so that you can learn something new. Life’s good as I go on a short break tomorrow. Temperatures are going to be quite extreme (35 C / 95 F) but thankfully there’s a swimming pool in the […]

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How To Make Categorising And Tagging Blog Posts Powerful

Why categorising and tagging your blog posts correctly is one of the most powerful way of getting your blog posts noticed

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Community Roundup Week Ending May 31

WordPress Community News: hot takes, upcoming events, quick links, and our meetup info. Got a tip? Message Michelle!

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What is “modern” WordPress development?

It’s a phrase that I’ve started to use more often, to the point where it starts to lose any sense of meaning. Does it mean anything?

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It’s the Wild Wild West – Half-Elf on Tech

In which we should ban someone because they didn’t want to work with another developer.

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WordPress Project Contributor Handbook v2

In March 2021, Josepha introduced the proposal of a WordPress Project Contributor Handbook. This handbook was intended to be an overarching resource and place for policies, best practices, guides a…

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WordPress 6.6 Beta 1

WordPress 6.6 Beta 1 is here! Please download and test it. This beta version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, or test this version of WordPress on product…

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The WP Community Collective and GoDaddy launch program for underrepresented speakers

The program is not just about funding, but ensuring the community reflects the broad spectrum of people who contribute to WordPress.

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8 CSS & JavaScript Snippets for Awesome Reveal Effects

And there are many intriguing options for web designers. Using CSS and JavaScript offers a path to creating high-end effects. They not only look great, though. There are ways to build features that are performant and accessible as well.

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Speed vs. Efficiency: The Hidden Danger of Relying on Caching Alone

In an exclusive eBook that we’re releasing later this year covering ways on Optimizing WordPress for Speed, you’ll see the following information:  Caching can help deliver a site in less time because you have a stored copy of a resource instead of having to query and find it. But, caching won’t make a slow site

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ISR Support for Next.js/Faust.js  on WP Engine’s Atlas

Learn how to implement Incremental Static Regeneration (ISR) support feature with Next.js and Faust.js on WP Engine’s Atlas platform. Boost performance, enhance SEO, and keep your content fresh with this step-by-step guide.

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I have a beef with “content”

Apple, really stepped into it, when it made an iPad advertisement that essentially showed all creativity (and creative effort) being crushed and compacted into a thin piece of glass. It was a tone-…

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Why I’m sticking with WordPress, at least for now

I love many of the new, simple blogging platforms—Scribbles, Pika, Micro.blog, Bear Blog, omg.lol, and so forth. They’re useful for helping you get words on page without much fuss. You don’t worry about endlessly tweaking your design, because there really isn’t much of one. Like social media, it’s more standard interface than personal website. This […]

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WordPress 6.5.4 RC1 is now available

WordPress 6.5.4 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) is available for testing.

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WP Wonder Women Newsletter, Vol 1, Issue 1

Josepha is the Executive Director of the WordPress project, helping to coordinate and guide volunteer efforts across the WordPress ecosystem. She also leads Automattic‘s open source division supporting developers, designers, community builders, and WordPress advocates contributing to the web’s most loved CMS.

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The New WPGraphQL-IDE

Dive into the new WPGraphQL-IDE plugin! Discover how its improved visuals and expanded functionalities can streamline your development process and enhance your headless WordPress projects.

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ACF | ACF 6.3 Release – ACF Blocks Validation and Post Meta Storage, Icon Picker Field and More

Advanced Custom Fields version 6.3 is now available! 🚀🎉 ACF 6.3 introduces validation support for fields in ACF Blocks and the ability to store ACF Block

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What You Need to Know About WordPress 6.6

The next major release of WordPress, version 6.6, is scheduled to ship on July 16, 2024. It’s not expected to be as developer-centric as WordPress 6.5, but there’s still plenty to get excited about: refinements to existing APIs, community blueprints, and expanded global style variations. In this article, we’ll dive into the most significant updates […]

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WordPress 6.5.4 RC1 • Project Health Hangouts • Learn WP Tools

This Week at WordPress.org (May 25, 2024) News WP Briefing: Episode 80: Unlocking Your WordPress Potential with Learn WordPress Tools Apply for the Kim

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WordPress next, and beyond: breaking the technical enclosure – > Toward desirable futures

A few months back, I created WordPress Next, a boilerplate for WordPress projects that comes with a Composer-based setup, DDEV for local development, and a customized configuration file to allow using environment variables, with even a fallback to a .env file if needed.

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5 Exciting (and Powerful) WordPress Features

Discover five exciting WordPress features that enhance user experience, streamline site management, and elevate web development creativity.

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PlayGround background, Siren Affiliates, WordCamp Europe + HBD WordPress!

WordPress ​6.5.4 RC1 dropped in the last 24 hours​ and it reverts this weird bulk activation hack we’ve currently got going. It introduces ​a new filter to restore auto-redirect after plugin activation now​. This is good. This is listening to feedback. Let’s see what else happened this past week, shall we? Within WordPress is brought […]

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WordPress Project Contributor Handbook v2

In March 2021, Josepha introduced the proposal of a WordPress Project Contributor Handbook. This handbook was intended to be an overarching resource and place for policies, best practices, guides a…

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New: Enhanced Embed Block for YouTube

Enhance the default YouTube Embed Block to load faster.

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Fighting Back: A Victory for Freedom of Expression in the Turkish Constitutional Court

Automattic’s mission is to democratize publishing and ecommerce, and a fully informed citizenry is the foundation of a functioning democracy.

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The WordPress Media Corps

WordPress Media Corps — you might even chuckle when you hear the phrase. This experimental initiative is a team that replaced the WordPress Marketing Team. Not commercial WordPress, mind you, but the open source dot org side of the house. If you’ve been following me for any amount of time,…

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Add to Cart Click Counter | Chatbots | Social Proof

Hello there, Welcome back to WooWeekly, your weekly appointment with WooCommerce tutorials handpicked for you (and the other 19,023 subscribers!), so that you can learn something new. I still have a strong cough, my kid has been acting weirdly for the last few days (maybe he’s on a growth spike) and my wife has just recovered from […]

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The WordPress Media Corps

WordPress Media Corps — you might even chuckle when you hear the phrase. This experimental initiative is a team that replaced the WordPress Marketing Team. Not commercial WordPress, mind you, but the open source dot org side of the house. If you’ve been following me for any amount of time,…

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Gravity Wiz has a new Gravity Forms Snippet Library

At nearly 1000 free Gravity Forms snippets, this is the most comprehensive library of snippets for Gravity Forms ever made.

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