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FSE Outreach Round #11: Going on a Site Editing Safari

Anne McCarthy announced Round #11 of the FSE Outreach Program on November 11. The latest test, dubbed Site Editing…

Open Source Initiative Launches New Free Membership Level, Opens 2022 OSS Usage Survey

Open Source Initiative, the organization that stewards the Open Source Definition, has launched a new survey on the usage…

PHP Foundation Gains Momentum with $280K Estimated Annual Budget on Open Collective

At the end of November, prominent members of the PHP community formed a new PHP Foundation as a non-profit…

Hello Charts Launches a Native Chart-Building Experience for the Block Editor

Luke Carbis and Rob Stinson, two of the three-person Block Lab team that WP Engine picked up in 2020,…

WordPress 5.9 Beta 1 Released with Detailed Testing Guide

WordPress 5.9 beta 1 is now available for testing. With just eight weeks remaining until the official release lands,…

One Month Left To Take the 2021 WordPress Annual Survey

Last month, Josepha Haden Chomphosy announced the annual WordPress survey. If you have not gotten around to participating, it…

Ask the Bartender: Should I Use a Page Builder or Wait for Block Themes?

As a non-developer, I honestly don’t know what direction to take my WordPress site anymore. I used to rely…

ACF Solicits Lifetime License Holders for Contributions, Urging Them to Purchase Annual Subscriptions

The Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) marketing team at Delicious Brains kicked up a sandstorm over the weekend after it…

Gutenberg 12.0 Focuses on Cleanup and Minor Enhancements

Last week, contributors to the Gutenberg plugin wrapped up the version 12.0 release just ahead of the U.S. Thanksgiving…

WordPress, Blogging, and the Things We Are Thankful For

On Saturday, one side of my family held our pre-Thanksgiving reunion. It had been two years since we were…

WordPress 5.9 Revised Release Date Confirmed for January 25, 2022

Last week WordPress 5.9’s release leads found a consensus for delaying the release after missing the deadlines for Beta…

GoDaddy Data Breach Exposes 1.2 Million Active and Inactive Managed WordPress Hosting Accounts

In a disclosure to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that was published today, GoDaddy announced a data…

How Do Post Formats Fit Into a Block Theme World?

Over the weekend, Nick Bohle asked Ellen Bauer of Elma Studio how post formats fit into the block-theming world.…

Automattic Theme Team Releases a Plugin To Build Blockbase Child Themes

On Wednesday, Ben Dwyer announced a new block-based plugin on the Theme Shaper blog. The Automattic Theme Team had…

WordPress 5.9 Delayed Until January 2022

WordPress 5.9 has been delayed due to significant blockers that could not be resolved in time for Beta 1,…