This week: WordPress 5.8, the story of Marieke van de Rakt, WPMRR podcast, pirate plugins, and much more.
Milana Cap is a freelance WordPress/PHP engineer at Toptal, WordPress Documentation Team representative and Documentation Focus Lead for WordPress 5.8 release cycle.
She helped organise some of the largest WordPress conferences, WordCamp Europe 2018 and 2019, with focus on Contributor Days.
Easily bribed with dark chocolate and a nice piece of bacon.
Starting something new is very difficult today. Useful advice and tools are rare and it’s hard to focus on what’s really important in this vast stream of information found in your browser.
One of my great crushes and something I’m lucky enough to work on every day are all sorts of APIs integrations; from, to and through WordPress and beyond. Recently I came across this little tool that might be useful to anyone starting with integrations and help understand the structure of HTTP requests.
Another thing I enjoy very much is public speaking. It’s terrifying and rewarding at the same time, and reminds me a bit of the days when I was performing music as a classical musician. This website helped me a lot in the beginning and I’m sure everyone, beginners and experienced speakers, will find some great tips there.
Full Site Editing is slowly entering WordPress core and if you haven’t tried it yet this is a good place to start learning about it. Needless to say, if you find something’s missing or out of date in the docs, be a good Open Sourcerer and report it. Hell, go wild and fix it!
What is amazing about Scrimba is the way the platform works where you follow tutorials with interactive code editor. As soon as you start editing code the video will pause and you can run and save your edited code. When you resume the video the code will get back to where it was before pausing. If that’s not a mind blowing way to learn, I don’t know what is.
Marieke van de Rakt shows there’s more to her than just being Joost’s wife in a forthcoming article.
Jeff Matson browses through the novelties of WP 5.8 that might appeal to developers.
Aubrey Portwood from WebDevStudios describes a typical workday of a Lead Engineer.
If you missed the last edition of WordFest (or you just couldn’t handle sitting 24h in front of the computer), here is your chance to watch all the recorded talks.WordFest Live
Kinsta has compiled all the information regarding WordPress 5.8.
Tammie Lister shares some valuable tips on using Full Site Editor.
Wordfence describes the risk of using nulled plugins.
WP Buffs introduced some changes at the top level. Nick Adams replaced Joe Howard as CEO, and the former took the position of Chief Innovation Officer.
Rich Tabor has published an article on how to create Block Templates.
Last week I was honored to be a guest on the WPMRR podcast hosted by Joe Howard. I had the opportunity to talk a bit about my work but also about WP Owls.
David Bisset has observed that the number of installations from the official repository has decreased this year.
WPScan blog produced an eye-catching article concerning a vulnerability prevalent in many plugins. It resulted from a simple mistake in one of the parameters.
Leonardo Losoviz has just released version 0.8 of his GraphQL API for WordPress plugin. It includes a fair number of changes, so it seems wise to study the documentation carefully before updating.
Pattern Directory officially debuted alongside WordPress 5.8
LionSher has purchased six plugins from Lever Technology.
Donnie D’Amato created a guide explaining why we do not need a mesh as a basis for web design nowadays.
21-23 września odbędzie się 2021 WPMRR Virtual Summit, czyli konferencja poświęcona zarabianiu dzięki WordPressowi.
2021 WPMRR Virtual Summit is coming on 21-23.09. It’s a conference focused on actively helping as many people as possible responsibly achieve their MRR goals.