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.
LearnDash is taking cutting-edge e-learning methodology and infusing it into WordPress. Trusted to power the learning programs for major universities, small to mid-size companies, startups, entrepreneurs, and bloggers worldwide.
Matt Medeiros gazed into his crystal ball to predict what would happen If GoDaddy were to invest in WordPress as much as Automattic.
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.
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.