Your WordPress News Dashboard

10 ways to improve a podcast website for you or your clients - GoDaddy Garage

Are you building or maintaining a podcast website for you or one of your clients? With more than a million shows and 30 million episodes, podcasts have become a favorite for content consumers. If you haven’t built a podcast website… Continue Reading →

W3C Selects Craft CMS for Redesign Project - WP Tavern

W3C has selected Craft CMS over Statamic for its redesign project, after dropping WordPress from consideration in an earlier round of elimination: In the end, our decision mostly came down to available resources. Craft had already committed to reach AA… Continue Reading →

Themes Team Releases a Web Fonts Loader, Likely To Prohibit Hotlinking Any Off-Site Assets - WP Tavern

Last Friday, the WordPress Themes Team announced the release of its new Webfonts Loader project. It is a drop-in script that allows theme authors to load web fonts from the user’s site instead of a third-party CDN. The secondary message… Continue Reading →

What are website platforms? - GoDaddy Garage

When it comes to starting your own website, there are a lot of different terms you might learn about, like website platforms, hosting, content management systems and more. In fact, it might all seem confusing or overwhelming. You’re probably even… Continue Reading →

Popular Design News of the Week: September 21, 2020 – September 27, 2020 - Web Designer Depot

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of all the great… Continue Reading →

Fuxia Scholz First to Pass 100K Reputation Points on WordPress Stack Exchange - WP Tavern

Fuxia Scholz, a prolific WordPress Stack Exchange (WPSE) contributor, is the first member to reach 100,000 reputation points. The popular Q&A community site rewards expert advice by floating the highest quality answers to the top, allowing users to earn reputation… Continue Reading →

PhotoPress Plugin Seeks to Revolutionize Photography for WordPress Users - WP Tavern

Peter Adams, the owner of the PhotoPress plugin, announced a couple of weeks ago that now is the time for his project to take center stage. “It’s Time for PhotoPress,” read the title of his post in which he laid… Continue Reading →

Google Officially Releases Its Web Stories for WordPress Plugin - WP Tavern

Web Stories for WordPress dashboard. Two and a half months after the launch of its public beta, Google released its Web Stories for WordPress plugin. So far, the plugin has over 10,000 active installations and has garnered a solid five-star… Continue Reading →

W3C Drops WordPress from Consideration for Redesign, Narrows CMS Shortlist to Statamic and Craft - WP Tavern

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the international standards organization for the web, is redesigning its website and will soon be selecting a new CMS. Although WordPress is already used to manage W3C’s blog and news sections of the website, the organization… Continue Reading →

WordPress Contributors Debate Dashboard Notice for Upcoming Facebook oEmbed Provider Removal - WP Tavern

WordPress contributors are discussing different strategies for responding to Facebook and Instagram dropping unauthenticated oEmbed support on October 24. WordPress will be removing both Facebook and Instagram as oEmbed providers. When a user attempts to embed content by pasting a URL as… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg Hub Launches Landing Page Templates Directory - WP Tavern

Munir Kamal has created copy-and-paste blocks. He has built sections or “patterns” from those blocks. He has created a plugin that allows users to completely customize the two features via block options. Yesterday, he released an initial offering of 22… Continue Reading →

WordPress Mobile Engineers Propose Dual Licensing Gutenberg under GPL v2.0 and MPL v2.0 - WP Tavern

During a Q&A session at WordCamp Europe 2020 online, Matt Mullenweg mentioned that Gutenberg contributors were considering dual licensing for embedding Gutenberg in mobile apps, along with the requirement that they would need to get an agreement from all contributors…. Continue Reading →

GitHub to Use ‘Main’ Instead of ‘Master’ as the Default Branch on All New Repositories Starting Next Month - WP Tavern

In August, GitHub announced that it would change the “master” branch name for all new repositories created on the platform to “main” starting October 1. The date is less than two weeks away, and WordPress developers need to be prepared… Continue Reading →

Popular Design News of the Week: September 14, 2020 – September 20, 2020 - Web Designer Depot

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of all the great… Continue Reading →

Matt Mullenweg and Jamstack Community Square Off, Making Long-Term Bets on the Predominant Architecture for the Web - WP Tavern

Over the past two weeks, Matt Mullenweg and Jamstack community leaders have forged a new rivalry, after Mullenweg told The New Stack that he sees Jamstack as “a regression for the vast majority of the people adopting it.” “The usability… Continue Reading →

GoDaddy Acquires SkyVerge, Creator of Over 60 WooCommerce Add-Ons - WP Tavern

On September 14, GoDaddy announced it had acquired SkyVerge, a major WooCommerce-focused development company, for an undisclosed amount. At the moment, GoDaddy is playing it close to the vest in terms of its future plans. It has not publicly announced… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg 9.0 Brings Major Improvements to Navigation Screen and Query Block - WP Tavern

If you haven’t played around with Gutenberg’s experiments lately, the Navigation block is getting some exciting updates. Version 9.0 was released today with drag-and-drop support added to the list view of navigation items. Contributors have been working through several different… Continue Reading →

Upcoming API Change Will Break Facebook and Instagram oEmbed Links Across the Web Beginning October 24 - WP Tavern

In an extraordinarily inconvenient API change, Facebook and Instagram will be dropping unauthenticated oEmbed support on October 24, breaking content across millions of websites. The change will force users to generate an app ID with a developer account in order to continue embedding… Continue Reading →

Podcasting During the Pandemic: Castos Sees 300% Growth in New Podcasters - WP Tavern

“My Podcast Set I” by brainblogger is licensed with CC BY 2.0. Podcasting, like many other industries during the pandemic, is seeing a strong shift over the past six months, which has resulted in more shows and fewer listeners. While some avid… Continue Reading →

Plugin Authors Can Opt Into Email Confirmation for WordPress Plugin Updates - WP Tavern

Overnight, the Meta Team for WordPress.org flipped the switch for a new plugin author feature in the official directory. It allows plugin authors to opt into confirming plugin updates via email. Release confirmations will strengthen security and make sure any… Continue Reading →

The Latest Research for Web Designers, September 2020 - Web Designer Depot

In today’s look at the latest research for web designers, we’re going to look at studies and reports from Payoneer, Robert Half, Hootsuite, and Contentsquare to see what they have to say about things like: Current freelancer demand Web designer… Continue Reading →

Popular Design News of the Week: September 7, 2020 – September 13, 2020 - Web Designer Depot

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of all the great… Continue Reading →

WordPress Themes Directory Adds New “Delist” Status for Non-Compliant Themes - WP Tavern

In August, following the suspension of the popular Astra theme, WordPress Meta contributors opened a ticket to add a new “delisting” status for non-compliant themes. Astra’s infraction, breaking the directory’s ban on affiliate links, put more than a million users… Continue Reading →

Start a Recipe Blog With the Recipe Block WordPress Plugin - WP Tavern

“Organize your quarantine-inspired baking blog with a ‘Recipe’ block!” read the opening description of Kelly Choyce-Dwan’s new plugin, Recipe Block. That was enough to pique my interest. I love food. I love baking — mostly pizza and bread. Food-related plugins… Continue Reading →

Deque Systems to Host Axe-Con Virtual Accessibility Conference, March 10-11, 2021 - WP Tavern

Deque Systems, a widely respected accessibility firm that has contributed to setting up automated accessibility testing for WordPress core, will be hosting a new “Axe-con” virtual conference focusing on digital accessibility. Axe-con is named for the company’s axe-core project, an… Continue Reading →

Jetpack Launches Email Marketing Tools with Creative Mail Integration, WooCommerce-Triggered Store Emails Coming Soon - WP Tavern

Jetpack is firing up a new suite of email marketing tools in partnership with Endurance International Group’s Constant Contact brand. Last week version 8.9 of the plugin introduced a new newsletter signup form inside its Form block, based on an… Continue Reading →

iThemes Enters the WordPress Membership Plugin Market, Acquires Restrict Content Pro - WP Tavern

Last Tuesday, iThemes announced it had acquired the Restrict Content Pro plugin from Sandhills Development. iThemes is part of the Liquid Web family of brands. Pippin Williamson, Managing Director at Sandhills, said the company had no intention of selling the… Continue Reading →

Popular Design News of the Week: August 31, 2020 – September 6, 2020 - Web Designer Depot

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of all the great… Continue Reading →

WordPress Support Team Seeks to Curb Support Requests for Commercial Plugins and Themes - WP Tavern

WordPress’ Support Team contributors are discussing how they can curb support requests for commercial products on the official WordPress.org forums. Users sometimes seek help for commercial product upgrades on the forums of the free version, not knowing that the moderators’… Continue Reading →

Sunlit 3.0 for iOS Released, Featuring New Post Editor and Improved Discovery Interface - WP Tavern

Sunlit 3.0 was released this week and is now available in the App Store. The free photoblogging app is a companion app to the Micro.blog indie microblogging platform. Sunlit has some similarities to Instagram minus the deadweight of ads and… Continue Reading →

« Older posts

© 2020 WP News Desk — Powered by WordPress and WP RSS Aggregator | Hosted by WP Engine

Up ↑