When WordPress 5.0 was released in late 2018, it came with a brand-spankin’-new block editor known as Gutenberg. In contrast to the Classic Editor, which was far more reliant on manual code, the block editor offers a modular approach to page and post editing making each piece of content in the editor—from a paragraph to an image gallery to a headline— its own editing block. WordPress presents a larger barrier to entry for some, and the Gutenberg Editor was created to make building and updating site content easier. With WordPress 5.0, the block editor was absorbed into WordPress core, and […]
In this episode of PressThis, we discuss news from around the WordPress community in our monthly segment Word Around the Campfire. We talk about upcoming features of WordPress 6.4, MySQL’s ending support for version 5, and much more. We also talk about some upcoming WordCamps and events like WordPress Accessibility Day, as well as some recent events that have been canceled. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to catch up on all things WordPress community, don’t miss this episode of PressThis!
The WordPress Core Performance Team is a relatively new addition to the roster of WordPress teams. Just like the Sustainability Team, it hasn’t been around for that long. Partially, that’s because performance used to be a high priority for the WordPress community to address. Performance was mostly outsourced to hosting providers and plugins. Plus, there are so many things that users can do themselves to speed up WordPress websites. However, reports started piling up that WordPress was being left in the dust by competitors. As a consequence, the community decided that it was time to make WordPress core performance a […]
WordCamps and local meetups are back! After a tough few years, we are finally able to get back together and celebrate all things WordPress under one roof. This year, we have covered WordCamp Europe and WCUS, but local and regional WordCamps are still just as important. That’s why we are excited for WordCamp Rochester 2023. This one day event is perfect for anyone looking to level up their website on Saturday and get back to work on Monday. Held on September 30 at the Rochester School of the Arts, this conference is jam-packed with talks from experts ranging from page […]
In this episode of Press This we talk with Thomas Fanchin, the partnership manager at Weglot, about the benefits of multilingual websites on WordPress. Thomas explains how translations can increase website traffic, improve accessibility, and boost SEO. We then dive into the steps necessary to set up a multilingual site using Weglot, emphasizing audience research, language selection, and SEO settings. He also highlights the importance of adapting images and marketing for different regions.
Come one, come all to the third annual WordPress Accessibility Day happening Sept. 27 and 28. The 24-hour free event covers all of the best practices to make your site as accessible as possible. Talks range from data visualization, audio descriptions, user tests, and more. The event was originally started by the Website Core Accessibility Team back in 2020 and has been carried on by volunteer organizers since. According to the website, “Our mission is to demystify website accessibility for WordPress developers, designers, content creators, and users so that they can more easily build websites that work for everyone, regardless […]