In this issue: Matt Mullenweg & Jamstack, WordPress history, Gutenberg changing companies and much more…
This issue also hosts its first guest editor. Maciek Swoboda shares some interesting articles with us!
In love with WordPress since 2006. WordUp and WordCamp organizer. CEO of WP Desk, a platform for WooCommerce plugins. Editor of the Polish version of WordPress. Believer in community strength
48 WordPress plugins have more than a million of active installations. Only 7 have more than 5 million. „Woocommerce” is the most used term in plugins’ names. These and a lot more fun facts on plugins and WP.org themes.
Why has Pippin Williamson sold one of his most important plugins, that he had not intended to sell, and how the acquisition by iThemes proceeded.
Reviews and opinions on plugins are one of the most important trust and subsequently popularity builders. 4 proven solutions for more testimonials for (not only) plugin creators.
Last week Matt stated he is not a fan of JAMStack and used a few reasonable arguments to support it. This, obviously, could not go unnoticed and in the following week. Netifly, GatsbyJS and Stackbit CEOs responded.
As a result Matt even made a bet with Stackbit CEO on which architecture will be more popular 5 years from now.
An insightful journey through all the milestones in WordPress history. A truly remarkable article.
Jamie Marsland tries to understand why Gutenberg (as a plugin) is still receiving such poor reviews in the official repository. He does so by analyzing recent comments in detail.
WebDevStudios share how they change their approach to Gutenberg and how they introduce related changes.
Delicious Brains collected a handful of useful tricks to help with your work with local environment.
If you write unit tests for WP you surely know you need to set up a separate WordPress environment. Thanks to WorDBless you can use WordPress core functions in your PHPUnit tests without having to set up a separate database.
Why do we avoid “30 best themes” and similar entries like the plague? They usually are a mine of affiliate links instead of thoroughly tested themes.
LayerWP however, created a guide so unique I could not resist to put here.
Mark Krynsky decided to switch from Elementor to Gutenberg on his website and he shared the results.
Regrettably, instead of going into detail, he is a bit brief on the topic.
When using Query Monitor & Timber (or Twig), this plugin will surely come in handy. It informs you which parts of your website slow it down.