In this episode of Press This, we talk with Nathan Ingram, the host at Solid Academy and a WordCamp organizer. Nathan shares his WordPress origin story and his current focus as an educator for WordPress professionals. We also talk about AI integration in web development and SolidWP’s public rebranding. Tune in for insights into Nathan’s experiences and the evolving landscape of WordPress education
On this episode of Press This, Doc Pop and Mike Davey talk about the recent “State of the Word” address that Matt Mullenweg gave in Madrid. We recap some of the most interesting moments from the talk and our opinions on “data liberation”, the state of the fediverse, collaborative editing, and how WordPress can interact with WebAssembly in 2024.
Artificial intelligence is pretty much the main topic on the Internet right now. It’s worming its way into all areas of digital life. That includes WordPress, which already offers plenty of ways to use AI in combination with it. That’s not all that surprising. At WordCamp EU 2023, Matt Mullenweg already predicted that AI and open source software would make a good match. To give you a better impression of the possibilities that exist, in this post, we will count the many ways you can use AI in WordPress right now. 1. Create Written Content This one is a no-brainer. […]
If 2023 was the year that generative AI became mainstream, what does that mean for the world of AI and WordPress in 2024? In this episode of Press This, industry experts Rob Howard and Stephen Cuccio share their predictions for the new year. Discover the transformative potential of AI integration within WordPress, from content generation to page building, as we explore emerging trends, and envision the future possibilities of AI-driven website development.
Explore real-time collaborative editing in WordPress with the Multicollab plugin. In this episode of Press This, Doc Pop and Anil Gupta discuss the development of the Multicollab plugin, its challenges in mimicking a Google Docs-style editor, and its future in light of WordPress core’s phase 3 Gutenberg project. Delve into the plugin’s compatibility, its evolving roadmap, and its enduring potential as we discuss the exciting future of collaboration in the WordPress ecosystem.
In this post, we are going to pit Local vs DevKinsta. Both are software solutions you can use for local WordPress development. They will each simulate a server environment on your computer where you can build websites, test themes, try out plugins, and more. Just like on a real server. Both Local and DevKinsta are also free to download and use, and while their basic functionality is the same, they do differ in a number of key areas. So, if you are wondering which is the right tool for your development workflow, this comparison of Local and DevKinsta will help […]
WordPress Co-Founder Matt Mullenweg delivered his 2023 State of the Word from Madrid, Spain on Monday, marking the first-ever international delivery of his annual keynote address. Streamed worldwide, the event offered a comprehensive view of WordPress’s 2023 milestones and accomplishments, as well as the exciting prospects awaiting WordPress users in 2024. Some of the biggest takeaways from this year’s presentation included significant progress with regard to collaborative editing features in upcoming versions of WordPress, performance enhancements for faster site-building experiences, and the announcement of Portland, Oregon as the host city for WordCamp US for the next two years. Check out […]
In this episode of Press This, we dive into the world of Customer Relationship Management and marketing automation with Adrian Tobey, the CEO of Groundhogg. Adrian shares his journey into WordPress development and how he became interested in building his own CRM tools. The conversation touches on abandoned cart recovery, social media strategies, and the newest changes to Groundhogg’s email editor.
The year is coming to an end, it’s time to look ahead. Besides guessing what the web design trends for 2024 are going to be, it also makes sense to see what we can expect from WordPress. Especially since Executive Director Josepha Haden Chomphosy recently published a proposed WordPress roadmap for 2024. In this post, we want to look at what it spells for the WordPress platform and community for the new year. We will examine the planned releases, features we can expect, issues still to be solved, and what it all means in the bigger context. That way, you […]
It’s that time of year again when we’re presented with a new default WordPress theme to sink our collective teeth into. Twenty Twenty-Four is now out and offers new features, customization options, and details worthy of a thorough theme review. In this post, we’ll look at everything the new default theme has to offer. We’ll examine what’s new, what’s carried over from Twenty Twenty-Three, as well as the theme’s pros and cons. That way, you can decide if it’s an option for a present or future website project. Concept and Design Philosophy Twenty Twenty-Four shipped with WordPress 6.4 and heralds […]