This week: WordPress 18th birthday, valuable business tips, the benefits of Gutenberg, Bricks – new page builder, and much more…
Brad Williams is the Co-Founder and CEO of WebDevStudios. He is also a co-author of the Professional WordPress Book Series. Brad is a US Marine Corps veteran and has been developing websites for over 25 years. In the last 15, Brad has specifically focused on open-source technologies like WordPress.
WordPress crossed a big milestone recently officially turning 18 years old! This week let’s talk about the growth of WordPress and the good and bad that comes with it.
ProfilePress, formerly WP User Avatar, made some waves when they released an update basically changing the entire plugin completely. This really highlights some concerns around the WordPress.org Plugin Directory and how easily it is to bait and switch users. Joe also dives into the idea of Premium Plugin support in the directory, which I think is long overdue!
I’m really proud that our most popular WordPress plugin, Custom Post Type UI, has passed 1 million active installations! I wrote a blog post about the history of the plugin including the idea around the first version of CPTUI.
WordPress turns 18! It’s amazing to think how far WP has grown , powering over 40% over the internet, in just 18 short years. What were you doing 18 years ago?
Joomla and Drupal are blocking Google’s Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLOC) by default. As WP Tavern points out: Without the support of any major browsers, WordPress’ support or opposition may be critical to the success or failure of FLoC adoption on the web. It’s pretty amazing to realize how much power WordPress has as a platform.
On its 18th birthday, WordPress.org presented a page showing WordPress’ road from inception to 40% share in the web.
Wphostingbenchmarks.com posted their benchmark results for 2021, which they divided into different price ranges, of course.2021 WordPress Hosting Performance Benchmarks
Joe Howard was a guest on “Reverse Engineered” – a podcast from Kinsta. He discussed WP Buffs with Jon Penland.
WordCamp Europe 2021 announced all the speakers. I must say all the talks look really interesting.
WordPress’ 18th birthday has spurred WP-Content.co to collect eight stories from the veterans of this CMS. They talk about how their adventure with WP began and what they are currently doing.
Bernhard Kau shows an interesting case of a bug resulting from extending the functionality of a theme with a plugin.
WPfounders provides the most valuable business tips from people associated with WordPress. I like the one from Michelle Frechette the most – “just make a plan and act on it.”
Torque Magazine interviewed several WordPress agencies on why they started using Gutenberg and what its benefits are.
WordSesh released all the recordings from the conference on its website – you just need to register.
Pagley has just published quite an interesting plugin, Really Rich Results, used to generate data for Rich Snippets.
Ben Dwyer introduced a parent theme called Block base, sort of a blank canvas for pages created with Full Site Editing.
Bricks is a somewhat new page builder that will try to penetrate a very competitive market.
Admittedly, the possibility of migrating data from or to Gutenberg is impressive.
Eric Karkovack shows an easy way to display blocks conditionally using the Block Visibility plugin.
10up acknowledged in three categories in the 2021 Microsoft Supplier Program (MSP) Prestige Awards.
Last week we celebrated the 11th anniversary of the Responsive Web Design slogan, first used by Ethan Marcotte.
WordCamp Europe 2021 Online will take place on June 7-10.
The second edition of WordFest Live will take place on June 23.