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On Politics and WordPress - WP Tavern

I wish we lived in a world in which we could discuss code each day, not allowing political opinions to seep into the discourse. We could talk about the next exciting project around the corner. We could chat about a… Continue Reading →

WordCamp Europe 2020 Online Draws 8,600 Registered Attendees, Following Record-Breaking Contributor Day - WP Tavern

WordCamp Europe 2020 Online kicked off yesterday with a record-breaking contributor day. More than 2,500 people signed up to participate. The pandemic may have forced the event to go virtual but an enthusiastic flock of contributors, both seasoned and brand… Continue Reading →

JavaScript Chat Summary: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - Make WordPress Core

Below is a summary of the discussion from this week’s JavaScript chat (agenda, Slack transcript). Have a topic for discussion for the next meeting? Leave a comment with a suggestion. Administrative: Meeting Hosts @aduth announced he would not be able to… Continue Reading →

How to Maximize Divi’s Mobile Viewports Using Rotated Copy - Elegant Themes

When designing a website, you have an important choice to make at the very beginning: “What device am I going to design for first?” Often, the answer is desktop. But just because you design for desktop first, doesn’t mean your… Continue Reading →

CSS Chat Summary: 4th June… - Make WordPress Core

CSS Chat Summary: 4th June 2020 Full meeting transcript on Slack: I (@notlaura) facilitated the meeting. Acknowledging Racial Injustice I didn’t feel comfortable leading our usual meeting without explicitly acknowledging the racial injustices that have lead to the Black… Continue Reading →

The Best WordPress Caching Plugins - iThemes

The best WordPress caching plugins are going to help speed up your website. But which one should you choose with so many options available? In this post, we’ll cover some of the best caching plugins for WordPress. Why do you… Continue Reading →

The Best Jobs Boards For Building Your Team And Finding Clients - Elegant Themes

Whether you’re looking for people to add to your team or you’re a job seeker looking for your next role, there are a lot of job boards out there to help. Some are free or have an optional free plan,… Continue Reading →

Running a Virtual Sponsor Booth at WordCamp Europe 2020 (Goodie Bag Inside) - Kinsta Blog

This year’s WordCamp Europe is a special one. It’s the first event in the history of WordCamps that’s happening 100% online with virtual booths. This brings many changes for everybody involved: organizers, speakers, volunteers, and sponsors (like Kinsta) have to… Continue Reading →

WordCamp Europe 2020 – Mobile Contributor Day recap - Make WordPress Mobile

The first ever online mobile “table” at Contributor Day took place yesterday on a Zoom call, in parallel with many other teams! We had some good attendance and most people stayed on for most of the 5 hours(!) of the… Continue Reading →

Tips To Pick The Best Web Conferencing Platform For Online Training - WordPress Arena

Online training has emerged as the need of the hour in 2020. As most of us are forced to stay within our homes, there is little choice left but to switch to a completely online model of training. While online… Continue Reading →

Dev Chat Summary: June 3, 2020 - Make WordPress Core

@whyisjake facilitated on this agenda. @sageshilling is the author of this summary, and @marybaum is your marginally faithful editor. Announcements @chanthaboune had three:  Core has two brand-new team reps – @francina and @audrasjb! See more here. @chanthaboune will host office hours with Matt at WordCamp… Continue Reading →

Accessibility Team Meeting Agenda: June 5, 2020 - Make WordPress Accessible

This is the proposed agenda for the weekly Accessibility Team meeting on Friday, June 5, 2020, at 15:00 UTC. Continue the discussion from last week on the documentation of the accessibility features in Gutenberg Start nominations for a new team… Continue Reading →

Blockify the WordPress Dashboard with the Mission Ctrl Plugin - WP Tavern

Nick Hamze makes it no secret that he loves the WordPress block system. He has spearheaded several unique blocks on the fun side of things as well as made more practical blocks through his Sorta Brilliant brand. It is his… Continue Reading →

What’s next in Gutenberg? (June) - Make WordPress Core

This is a monthly update containing the high-level items that Gutenberg contributors are focusing on for the next month. Please join us in our efforts and let us know in the comments if anything is blocking you from doing so…. Continue Reading →

CSS Chat Agenda: 4th June… - Make WordPress Core

CSS Chat Agenda: 4th June 2020 This is the agenda for the upcoming CSS meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 4, 2020, 5:00 PM EDT. I am posting it very late…sorry This meeting will be held in the #core-css channel in… Continue Reading →

June 4th Support Team Meeting Summary - Support Everything WordPress

First up, we have General announcements This week there’s no major items that needs to be shared in the general support side of things, but we’ve got WordCamp Europe Online 2020 happening tomorrow (hence the contributor day today) The marketing… Continue Reading →

Create a WooCommerce Product Category Page with Divi’s Theme Builder - Elegant Themes

Category pages are an important part of any eCommerce site. Clients browse product categories to find what they need. That’s why your category pages need to look just as good as your product pages. With Divi’s Theme Builder, creating category… Continue Reading →

A Case Study: How Gravity Forms Uses Gravity Forms and Gravity View to Power the Community Platform - Gravity Forms Blog

Gravity Forms is a feature-rich and highly extendable plugin. As a stand-alone plugin, you can create beautiful, stylish, and advanced forms. However, working in conjunction with other third-party plugins, Gravity Forms can quickly become the backbone of any website. In… Continue Reading →

6+ Examples of How to Use Empathy in Marketing - Elegant Themes

A lot of consumers and clients need to connect with your product on an emotional level before they buy it. Numbers and data, even including the amount of five-star reviews your product has, won’t cut it for every member of… Continue Reading →

Design meeting notes 3 June, 2020 - Make WordPress Design

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

Automattic Invests $4.6M in New Vector, Creators of the Matrix Open Standard for Decentralized Communication - WP Tavern

Automattic has invested $4.6M in New Vector, a company founded by the creators of Matrix, an open standard that powers decentralized conversations with end-to-end encryption. is home to the open source project that offers HTTP APIs and SDKs, enabling… Continue Reading →

Block-based Theme Meeting Notes 3 June, 2020 - Make WordPress Themes

This post summarizes the latest biweekly Block-based Themes meeting, held in the #themereview Slack channel on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 16:00 UTC . See the agenda. Key take-aways Gutenberg 8.2.1 was released. It brings: New internal alignment controls for the Cover block. These… Continue Reading →

Agenda for June 4th Support Meeting - Support Everything WordPress

The weekly support meeting will be held on Thursday, June 4th 2020, 17:00 UTC in #forums on Slack. (a Slack account is required) A note-taker for the meeting is requested, taking notes is a great way to get more involved with contributing to… Continue Reading →

A Quick and Thorough Guide to WordPress Maintenance Mode - WPMU Dev

As you build or maintain a WordPress website, you’ll likely find moments where you need to make your site inaccessible to the public. This is – rather obviously – referred to as putting your site into “maintenance mode.” Whether you’re… Continue Reading →

SFTP vs FTPS – Secure File Transfer Protocols Explained - WPMU Dev

It’s been a while since concerns were raised about FTP due to its lack of security. Now that it’s more or less a thing of the past, it’s time we all got better acquainted with its successors, SFTP and FTPS…… Continue Reading →

Editor Chat Summary: 3 June, 2020 - Make WordPress Core

This post summarizes the latest weekly Editor meeting (agenda, slack transcript). This meeting was held in the #core-editor Slack channel on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 10:00 AM EDT and was facilitated by @itsjusteileen. Contributor Day WordCamp Europe and Contributor Day are coming up June 4-7. For… Continue Reading →

Automattic Launches Malware and Vulnerability Scanning Service for Jetpack - WP Tavern

On Tuesday, Automattic launched Jetpack Scan, an automated malware and vulnerability scanning service. It is a premium service offered to sites connected to a account and the third major add-on launched on top of the plugin in recent months…. Continue Reading →

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 15.0 - Make WordPress Mobile

WordPress for Android version 15.0-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 →

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 15.0 - Make WordPress Mobile

WordPress for iOS version 15.0 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 →

How to Create a Divi Mobile Contact Bar with Click-to-Call, Email, SMS and Direction Links - Elegant Themes

With the world living on mobile devices, it makes sense to provide clickable contact links on your website that take advantage of the mobile experience. These contact links, like a click-to-call link, can jumpstart a call on your mobile phone… Continue Reading →

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