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Design meeting notes for September 11th, 2019 - Make WordPress Design

These are the weekly notes for the design meeting that happens on Wednesday’s. You can read the full transcript on our Slack channel and find the meeting’s agenda here. You can join the Slack channel by following the instructions in our handbook. This week’s meeting was… Continue Reading →

Design meeting agenda for Wednesday 11th September - Make WordPress Design

This is the agenda for the weekly design chat meeting on Wednesday, 11th September 2019, 18:00 UTC. Housekeeping Updates from any specific focuses (if any) Discussion Open floor This meeting is held in the #design channel in the Making WordPress Slack. Leave a comment… Continue Reading →

Getting Started with Lottie: An Overview of Airbnb’s Awesome Animation Framework - Delicious Brains

Recently I have been doing more animation work here at Delicious Brains Inc and finally decided to experiment with Airbnb’s rave-reviewed, Lottie framework. Lottie is a React Native, Android and iOS JavaScript library that makes it super easy to integrate… Continue Reading →

Theme Review Team Meeting Agenda for September 10, 2019 - Make WordPress Themes

Theme review team conducts a meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. We usually have fixed agendas for the fourth Tuesday meeting. We have a few agenda and open floor discussion this week. We encourage all members… Continue Reading →

Discussion: Higher contrast form fields and buttons - Make WordPress Design

There are a handful of interrelated Trac tickets slated for WordPress 5.3 that together have a noticeable visual impact on the UI. It can be difficult to follow and give feedback on so many tickets in Trac, so I’d like… Continue Reading →

Design meeting notes for September 4, 2019 - Make WordPress Design

These are the weekly notes for the design meeting that happens on Wednesday’s. You can read the full transcript on our Slack channel and find the meeting’s agenda here. You can join the Slack channel by following the instructions in our handbook. Updates Gutenberg design update… Continue Reading →

Design meeting agenda for Wednesday 4th September - Make WordPress Design

This is the agenda for the weekly design chat meeting on Wednesday, 4th September 2019, 18:00 UTC. Housekeeping UpdatesGutenberg design update: @mapk Discussion Open floor This meeting is held in the #design channel in the Making WordPress Slack. Leave a comment if you would like… Continue Reading →

Headless WordPress: Why Gatsby Should Be Next on Your List of Things to Learn - Delicious Brains

Like a lot of developers, I’m always paying attention to what the latest ‘new shiny’ thing in web development is. I’ve heard a lot about Gatsby.js lately, so I started to look into it. It turns out that Gatsby is… Continue Reading →

Design meeting notes for August 28, 2019 - Make WordPress Design

These are the weekly notes for the design meeting that happens on Wednesday’s. You can read the full transcript on our Slack channel and find the meeting’s agenda here. You can join the Slack channel by following the instructions in our handbook. Housekeeping There’s… Continue Reading →

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 13.2 - Make WordPress Mobile

WordPress for iOS version 13.2 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program and join as a beta tester by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad. An important update in this release is… Continue Reading →

Discussion: About the About page - Make WordPress Design

For each new major WordPress release, a unique “About” page is created that showcases features from that release cycle. It’s a chance to provide an overall summary of what’s new. As a fairly self-contained project (in scope as well as… Continue Reading →

Open Source CMS: List of Best Content Management System Software - Template Toaster

Setting up a website is a big decision that involves various other significant decisions. From technology to deciding upon open source CMS, everything needs to be carried out carefully, only then you will get the perfect result. In this article,… Continue Reading →

Design meeting agenda for Wednesday 28th August - Make WordPress Design

This is the agenda for the weekly design chat meeting on Wednesday, 28th August 2019, 18:00 UTC. Housekeeping UpdatesGutenberg design update: @mapk Helphub update @estelaris Discussion Open floor This meeting is held in the #design channel in the Making WordPress Slack. Leave a comment if… Continue Reading →

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 13.2 - Make WordPress Mobile

WordPress for Android version 13.2-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel. You can ask to join the Beta Program at Android App Testing on Google Play. Once you have been accepted, click the “Become a Tester” button at… Continue Reading →

Why Most WordPress Email Plugins Suck - Delicious Brains

If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you might have seen our post comparing Amazon SES, Mailgun, and SendGrid. In that post, we compared the different transactional email providers but largely left one major component out of the… Continue Reading →

Should I Hire a Web Designer or Build a Website Myself? 4 Things to Consider - iThemes

No matter who you are, everyone seems to need a website, and that often means figuring out if you should try to build one yourself or if you should hire a web designer, developer or agency to do some work… Continue Reading →

The Most Effective Holiday Marketing Ideas You Can Use Year Round - Codegeekz

Who doesn’t love the nostalgic feeling that a holiday brings? Everyone has their favorite, and each one is chock full of colors, celebrations, and decorations to light up your home. Many[…]

Divi Layouts for Coffee Shops - Elegant Themes

I’ll admit it. I’m a fan of coffee shops. Not only are they a great place to get amazing coffee and pastry, but they’re also a great place for meetups. Like any good business, coffee shops need amazing websites. And… Continue Reading →

Reminder: Developers Must Comply with the FORUM Guidelines - Make WordPress Plugins

The forums team has notified us of an uptick in developers unnecessarily reporting posts and reviews. This post is to remind you that if you chose to use the WordPress.org support forums and review systems, you are required to comply… Continue Reading →

A Quick Look at the Complete API Life Cycle - Codegeekz

APIs play an important role in the how many of today’s technological wonders. With everything from mobile apps to cloud computing, API development has done much to push these breakthroughs[…]

Understanding Caching in WordPress, Part 1 - Tom McFarlin

Back in may, I wrote an article about using the WordPress Transients API. I summarize the article like this: To simulate cookies and their feature of expiration, using WordPress transients may be a viable solution.https://tommcfarlin.com/using-wordpress-transients/ Though the purpose of the… Continue Reading →

Serving WebP Images with WP Offload Media and EWWW Image Optimizer - Delicious Brains

We’ve recently seen a sizable uptick in customers trying to use various methods of serving WebP images via a CDN with WP Offload Media, with mixed results. Turns out, one of our favorite plugins for compressing images, EWWW Image Optimizer,… Continue Reading →

Design meeting agenda for Wednesday 21st August - Make WordPress Design

This is the agenda for the weekly design chat meeting on Wednesday, 21st August 2019, 18:00 UTC. HousekeepingAreas to contribute recap UpdatesGutenberg design update: @mapk Discussion Open floor This meeting is held in the #design channel in the Making WordPress Slack. Leave a comment if… Continue Reading →

Two Useful Tools for WordPress Development - Tom McFarlin

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been blogging a bit less. This isn’t so much because I’ve nothing to say, it’s because I’ve been heads down on a number of different projects and trying to learn a couple of new… Continue Reading →

How to Add Charts to a WordPress Website with Free Visualizer Plugin - WP Dev Shed

Whether you run polls, compile data, or do statistical study, creating charts and graphs is the best way to effectively present information on your WordPress website in a visual way. It allows you to turn complex datasets and findings into… Continue Reading →

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 13.1 - Make WordPress Mobile

WordPress for iOS version 13.1 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program and join as a beta tester by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad. Bugs & Feedback If you find a… Continue Reading →

Design meeting notes august 14th 2019 - Make WordPress Design

These are the weekly notes for the design meeting that happens on Wednesday’s. You can read the full transcript on our Slack channel and find the meeting’s agenda here. You can join the Slack channel by following the instructions in… Continue Reading →

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 13.1 - Make WordPress Mobile

WordPress for Android version 13.1-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel. You can ask to join the Beta Program at Android App Testing on Google Play. Once you have been accepted, click the “Become a Tester” button at… Continue Reading →

Design meeting agenda for Wednesday 14th August - Make WordPress Design

This is the agenda for the weekly design chat meeting on Wednesday, 14th August 2019, 18:00 UTC. Housekeeping UpdatesGutenberg design update: @mapk Block directory update Discussion Open floor This meeting is held in the #design channel in the Making WordPress Slack. Leave a comment if… Continue Reading →

Optimizing Laravel Part 4: Queues, Front-end & Opcache Considerations - Delicious Brains

This is article 4 of 4 in the series “Optimizing Laravel” In my last article we looked at what object caching is and how and when to use it to improve the performance of a Laravel application. In this article,… Continue Reading →

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