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.
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.