This week: more acquisitions in the WordPress world, Block Patterns in practice, the whole truth about wp_mail, and much more.
In WP Mayor Mark Zahra contemplates the future of small businesses in the WordPress world. He also raises many thought-provoking topics, including companies buying access to massive amounts of data to help with future acquisitions.
Michelle Frechette has prepared a short guide on what to do when your business is taken over by another.
Konstantin Kovshenin debunks the notion that wp_mail is working poorly. In the process, he also precisely explains how SMTP works.
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Awesome Motive weighed in on the continuing shopping frenzy by taking over all the products and development team from Sandhills Development.
It’s worth reminding that Sandhill Developments were responsible for such plugins as Affiliate WP, Easy Digital Downloads, and Sugar Calendar.
LearnDash joined the StellarWP family last week. Admittedly, Liquid Web’s shopping experience is impressive.
The purchase of LearnDash changed Chris Lema’s role in the company – he now is the General Manager.
Rich Tabor , our guest editor from last week, described why he left GoDaddy and joined Extendify.
Last week Themeisle also decided to join in on the shopping spree. Their purchase of choice is the WP Landing Kit plugin.
BranchCI and WP Pusher also found a new owner in the person of Keanan Koppenhaver .
Ben has just launched WP Hunts , sort of a Product Hunt, but for WordPress-related services and tools.
Marcus Kazmierczak shows a cool way of using Block Patterns – as content templates.
Chris Wiegman is the first to answer his own question: “why are you still in the WordPress world?”.
And you? What reasons would you give?
Alex Standiford explains the benefits of using Underpin.
Ellen Bauer has produced the first part of her Block Themes 101.
Keith Devon shares his handy tutorial on how to add alignment options in Gutenberg blocks.
This advice from Sal Ferarello will undoubtedly help all LocalWP users partial to WP-CLI. Upcoming Events
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