In this week’s edition: State of the Word 2020, WordPress 5.6, Full Site Editing, announcing lecturers for WordFest Live 2021.
A graphic designer who focuses on visual communication and lettering-based design. An image and communication expert specializing in election and sales campaigns.
Polish WordPress community member & WordUp! Kalisz promoter.
For a few months, he’s been using his digital competence to support a local community center’s survival by moving it online.
The community, which is the crucial WordPress feature, has been a continuous inspiration to me. I find the open code, exchanging knowledge, and maintaining relations more valuable than complex code, React, and thousands of lines behind our CMS. That is why my list is more emotional than technical.
There are 7,5 million websites, over 31 terabytes of data, and 22 chapters behind a grand ‘Web Almanac’ project, a precise summary of 2020. I recommend the chapter on CMS. It describes how WordPress is doing, if its dominance is threatened, and whether it makes sense to invest in it. A lot of good reading.
If you organize WordCamp, a local meetup, workshops, or Contributor Days – WordPress.org grants access to free Zoom Pro accounts. Even the best tools won’t substitute community meetings, but you make use of what is available.
WordPress 5.6 launched a few days ago and received Nina Simone’s name. She’s not the first female patron, but this version is unique otherwise. Team responsible for ‘Simone’ are female experts in their domains. I’m proud we can already benefit from this edition. It’s a show of women’s strength and their actual influence on world changes.
Along with a new WordPress version came Application Passwords. They allow external applications to perform specific operations by REST API. Though it’s good news for developers, Wordfence warns against a potential threat.