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MapLibre Launches as Official Open Source Successor to Mapbox GL JS - WP Tavern

In December, Mapbox shocked its open source contributor community with the news that Mapbox GL JS version 2.0 would be released under a proprietary license. The JavaScript library powers interactive, customizable vector maps on many high profile websites like CNN,… Continue Reading →

WordPress Content Writer​ - WP Mayor

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New Local Blueprint Enables One-Click Setup for Testing Full Site Editing - WP Tavern

If you haven’t yet tested the Gutenberg team’s progress on the full site editing (FSE) project, WordPress developer Carrie Dils has created a blueprint for Local that makes it easy to jump right in. Full site editing is phase 2… Continue Reading →

WordPress Proposal To Align Release Cycle With Industry Standard - WP Tavern

Yesterday, Francesca Marano opened a proposal for changing the phases of the core WordPress release cycle. It was a recap of a discussion the began in October 2020. The goal is to align the platform’s phases with the larger development… Continue Reading →

WPScan Can Now Assign CVE Numbers for WordPress Core, Plugin, and Theme Vulnerabilities - WP Tavern

WPScan, a security company that maintains a database of WordPress vulnerabilities, has been officially designated as a CVE (Common Vulnerability and Exposures) Numbering Authority (CNA). The company joins 151 organizations from 25 countries that participate in the CVE Program as CNAs. These organizations… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg’s Faster Performance Is Eroding Page Builders’ Dominance - WP Tavern

WordPress’ block editor, colloquially still widely known as Gutenberg, is making inroads into the segment of users who have heavily relied on page builders for years. For the most part, page builder plugins have either declined in growth or stagnated… Continue Reading →

EatsWP Brings Virtual Restaurant Menus to the WordPress Block Editor - WP Tavern

Yesterday, Jack Kitterhing launched EatsWP, his new restaurant-related WordPress plugin. It is a menu creation system that works in the block editor. It also has a built-in QR code feature to work with customers’ phones. Kitterhing is the Product Manager… Continue Reading →

Introducing Pro Product Cheat Sheets - GoDaddy Garage

Goodbye 2020, hello 2021! The past year was definitely a memorable one. As increasing numbers of businesses turn to online store solutions, e-commerce sales have reached record highs. And there’s no denying that this has led to astronomical growth in… Continue Reading →

Popular Design News of the Week: January 4, 2021 – January 10, 2021 - 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 Community Team Proposes Using a Decision Checklist to Restart Local Events - WP Tavern

photo credit: Glenn Carstens-Peters WordPress’ Community Team has been discussing the return to in-person events since early December 2020, and has landed on an idea that would allow local meetup organizers to determine readiness using a COVID-19 risk-assessment checklist. This… Continue Reading →

Blocked-Based Version of Twenty Twenty-One Nearing Readiness for the Theme Directory - WP Tavern

Twenty Twenty-One Blocks, now renamed to TT1 Blocks, is inching its way toward the WordPress theme directory. Kjell Reigstad mentioned the prospect in this week’s block-based themes meeting. Contributors to the theme, which is part of the Theme Experiments project,… Continue Reading →

JetBrains Denies Being Under Investigation for SolarWinds Attack - WP Tavern

JetBrains, makers of Phpstorm, one of the most popular IDEs for PHP developers, has published a statement denying any involvement in the SolarWinds attack, which compromised multiple US federal agencies and private companies. The company stated that it has not… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg 9.7 Improves User Experience, Updates Reusable Blocks, and Brings Page Templates to FSE Themes - WP Tavern

Gutenberg 9.7 landed yesterday with several updates and improvements. Users should expect to see changes to the interface for block variations, transforms, and patterns. Reusable blocks are being worked on after what seemed to be a hiatus. Developers can also… Continue Reading →

All in One SEO Plugin Turns on Automatic Updates without Notifying Users, Removes Functionality in Latest Release - WP Tavern

Buried in the changelog of a series of minor releases that dropped before the Christmas holiday, All in One SEO plugin users were given the surprise gift of automatic updates. After a seemingly endless run of releases (12 updates during… Continue Reading →

Liquid Web Acquires The Events Calendar WordPress Plugin From Modern Tribe - WP Tavern

Liquid Web announced today via the iThemes blog that it acquired The Events Calendar from Modern Tribe. The acquisition gives them ownership of the plugin, its suite of event-related plugins, and the team behind it all. “We’ve acquired all the… Continue Reading →

Brandon LaVere: Pushing for #1 - GoDaddy Garage

We recently caught up with Brandon LaVere, owner of LaVere Web Design, a web design agency based in the metro area of Phoenix. You can find LaVere Web Design on Facebook and Google Maps. The who: Looks like you’re launching… Continue Reading →

WordPress.com Rattles Freelancer Community with New Website Building Service Launch - WP Tavern

WordPress.com launched a new website building service today with prices starting at $4,900. Automattic has been beta testing the service since the last quarter of 2020. The product announcement invites customers to let WordPress.com’s professional team “translate your vision into a… Continue Reading →

Popular Design News of the Week: December 28, 2020 – January 3, 2021 - 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 →

Philip Levine: Walking them through it - GoDaddy Garage

With a distinctly streamlined model for project management, Philip Levine runs South Florida Web Advisors, a web development agency serving the West Palm Beach, Florida area. You can find South Florida Web Advisors on Twitter and Facebook. Tell us about… Continue Reading →

AMP Under Fire in New Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google - WP Tavern

AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages), an open source initiative that originated with Google, is coming under greater scrutiny at the tail end of 2020, as the company is facing a rash of antitrust lawsuits beginning October. The second suit is the… Continue Reading →

Learn WordPress Launches Trac Introductory Workshop - WP Tavern

Jonathan Desrosiers, a WordPress core committer and software engineer at Bluehost, has published a new workshop titled “How to Use Trac” on the Learn WordPress platform. The 20-minute video offers a crash course on the ticket tracking software that WordPress… Continue Reading →

SV3 Designs: Expert WordPress help - GoDaddy Garage

Saras Venkatram runs SV3 Designs, an agency specializing in WordPress websites for small businesses, startups, individuals and non-profit organizations. You can find Saras on Facebook. Tell us about yourself. Who are you? Where are you based? My name is Saraswati… Continue Reading →

Shutterstock Launches Official WordPress Plugin - WP Tavern

Shutterstock has released an official plugin for WordPress. The 17-year old company is as old as WordPress itself but this is the first time it has provided convenient access to its library inside the admin. Seven years ago, Shutterstock released… Continue Reading →

5 things to look for in the best VPS provider - GoDaddy Garage

Finding the best VPS provider is clutch because a website communicates with clients far more than we ever could. That’s why it demands such a significant share of business resources. Still, cost is always a key concern, especially when we’re… Continue Reading →

WordPress 5.7 Development Kicks Off with Focus on Full Site Editing - WP Tavern

If the 2020 State of the Word address was any indication, WordPress is moving full steam ahead to land full site editing in 2021. The 5.7 release cycle kicked off this week with the proposed scope centered around full site… Continue Reading →

Popular Design News of the Week: December 14, 2020 – December 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 →

33 landing page tips — How to build the best landing page - GoDaddy Garage

A landing page is the first page a visitor sees on a website. When you set up your Facebook ad or AdWords campaign or share that Instagram post, your landing page is the first point of contact after your marketing… Continue Reading →

State of the Word 2020: WordPress Moves Toward Full Site Editing - WP Tavern

WordPress enthusiasts around the world tuned into Matt Mullenweg’s annual State of the Word address this week, delivered virtually for the first time. Mullenweg recognized the community’s efforts in working together during a global pandemic, without the benefit of periodic… Continue Reading →

Contact Form 7 Version 5.3.2 Patches Critical Vulnerability, Immediate Update Recommended - WP Tavern

Contact Form 7 has patched a critical file upload vulnerability in version 5.3.2, released today by plugin author Takayuki Miyoshi. The plugin is installed on more than five million WordPress sites. “An unrestricted file upload vulnerability has been found in… Continue Reading →

Help Steer the Future of WordPress via the FSE Outreach Program - WP Tavern

All hands on deck. 2021 will be the year of the Site Editor. Anne McCarthy announced the official start of the Full-Site Editing (FSE) Outreach Program last Friday on the Make Core blog. The program is primarily geared toward end-users…. Continue Reading →

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