This week: PestPHP, Matt Mullenweg vs GoDaddy, FSE Studio by WP Engine, and more.
Anh is a WordPress developer, blogger, and also a local WordPress meetup organizer in Hanoi, Vietnam.
He started his first blog on WordPress in 2006 and since then, he has developed themes and plugins for WordPress. Currently, he leads the development of his plugin Meta Box – a custom fields framework, and Slim SEO – a lightweight and fast SEO plugin for WordPress.
Ben from LayerWP shares his thoughts about the WordPress.org directory, and how it’s used for marketing, especially when some authors tried to game the system. And he tries to create an alternative WordPress directory of themes and plugins which he promises no ulterior motives, no stupid metrics, just pure truth.
With the recent changes in WordPress 6.0 with a focus on FSE, developers need more tutorials and courses to learn how to develop block themes. This site from Carolina Nymark has launched quite a long time ago, but it’s probably the best resource available on this topic and it’s updated to recent changes in WordPress.
Alain Schlesser shared his thoughts on Twitter about themes in the new WordPress “block” era and said that theme.json is not a placement. Later, he joined WPwatercooler podcast with more details on this topic!
There are no doubts about the schema in SEO. But the way people implemented it needs to be upgraded. In this post, Joost shared his thoughts on implementing schema as a graph, which shows the connections between schemas. In addition, Anh Tran also shared a simple way to do that with the Slim SEO Schema plugin.
Denis Žoljom has published an excellent tutorial on integrations tests in PestPHP.
WP Beginners has just picked up WP Charitable, a plugin that helps set up all kinds of fundraisers and collect donations. They also hired David Bisset to lead the project.
Last week Matt Mullenweg declared GoDaddy a parasite threatening the very existence of WordPress. I encourage reading up on it to form your own opinion. Especially since neither side is a saint.
Matt Medeiros gazed into his crystal ball to predict what would happen If GoDaddy were to invest in WordPress as much as Automattic.
In her article, Michelle Frechette addresses the misogyny in the WordPress community. Not an easy topic but a present problem.
WP Engine is developing a plugin facilitating FSE-based themes. The video below presents FSE Studio in action.
Chris Wiegman was pretty disappointed to see his site grow from 17KB to 1MB while testing how FSE works in WordPress.
Erick Karkovack discourages freelancers from using WordPress in certain scenarios.
In an entry on their webpage, Toolset developers plot the nearest future for their plugin. FSE prompted them to focus on updates only.
David Large gives reasons for WordPress losing market share to static page generators. While I could agree with some of his views, I believe, that the SSG and WP may complement and not exclude each other.
WPPayForm is now Paymattic. According to its creators, the multitude of changes in the latest versions warranted a rebrand.
Dario from onTheGoSystems provides yet another summary of WordCamp Europe in Porto.
Shu Ding from Vercel, explains how they maintain the high performance of their Dashboard. While this thread is not related to WP directly, many of the tips are of universal value and can also be useful for WordPress.
The Atomic Smash blog offers a few tips on how to increase the average order value in our store.