On a rainy, cloudy day in New York City, WordPress Co-Founder Matt Mullenweg presented his annual State of the Word keynote speech. In front of a small but engaged in-person audience, and a vast streaming audience, Mullenweg went over the WordPress wins for 2022 and what we can look forward to in 2023. Some themes were familiar such as the power of the community, and the importance of keeping open source open. But others like collaborative editing within the dashboard and new plugin taxonomies spoke to an exciting and vibrant future of the project that couldn’t have been imagined when […]
In this episode of Press This, GiveWP co-founder, Matt Cromwell discusses how to give back with WordPress. Matt goes over the inspiration for Give, how it provides excellent tools for nonprofit sites, what to expect in Give 3.0, and why Giving Tuesday is so important. If you’re looking for a way to give thanks and give back, don’t miss this episode.
In this episode of PressThis, we cover the latest updates from WordPress core and the WordPress community. Listen now to hear updates about the recent 6.1 release, upcoming WordCamps, big changes to the Full Site Editor, and more.
Our special guests this week are Sam Munoz, a developer advocate at WP Engine, and Emily Schiola, the editor of TorqueMag.io. If you’re ready to keep up on developments in the WordPress Community, don’t miss this episode
Agency owners always have a lot on their plates, but in times of economic uncertainty, they also take on the added stress of making it through leaner times. However, economic downturns can also be opportunities. In this episode of Press This, Nev Harris, an agency owner, consultant, and founder of NevHarris.com talks about some of the ways he helps agencies grow their revenue by better understanding their finances at a deeper level.
The holidays are rapidly approaching and that means an increase in visitors and sales. Now is a good time to make sure your eCommerce site is running correctly. You don’t want any surprises when it comes time for people to buy. WP Engine teamed up with companies from around the community to curate Cyber Weekend deals that will help you level up your website this holiday season. Whether you need to optimize your images, migrate a site, or changes hosts, these deals have you covered. Taking advantage of these discounts will make sure you and your customers have a pain-free […]
In this episode of Press This, WP Engine Developer Advocate Fran Agulto dives into all things headless WordPress including the pros and cons it entails for rapid development and the way WordPress builders can expect to see headless intersect with Full Site Editing.
The third and final WordPress Core update of 2022 landed today. 6.1 is named for Mikhail “Misha” Alperin, a Soviet-Norwegian jazz pianist. Alperin is known for forming one of the first jazz trios in the Moldavian SSR and founded the Moscow Art Trio. We are excited to welcome Misha into the WordPress family. Though the phrase Full Site Editing has been dropped from the WordPress vernacular, 6.1 still heavily focuses on design. Specifically, allowing site users to make design changes without using code. Though a lot of these updates may seem small, it is the beginning of giving more power […]
Gather around the campfire as we tell you spooky stories about plugins gone wrong and other WordPress horror stories. Chris Weigman starts us off with the tale of the time he accidentally crashed 20,000 websites, then Derek Ashauer shares a tale involving custom ticket software and Blink182.
Black Friday is coming, are you ready? In this episode, we’re sitting down with Josh Dailey from WP Engine to talk about last-minute tips and tricks to make sure your eCommerce site is ready for the biggest sales of the year.
Registration is still open for WordPress Accessibility Day 2022. The 24-hour global event begins on Nov. 2 at 14:45 UTC and is completely free to attend. The event was originally started by the Website Core Accessibility Team back in 2020 and this year volunteers took over organizing. 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 of ability.” There will be 24 hours of content from 20 speakers. 40 percent of presentations include a speaker with a […]