Like a lot of entrepreneurs, I'm constantly filled with self-doubt.
Will this experiment work? Can I make it a sustainable publication?
There aren't that many people who _care_ about WordPress news, let alone care to contribute to it. This is a topic I unpacked in my interview with Kim Coleman on funding a WordPress news website. So many have come and gone in this space -- I can see why.
I am grateful, however, when folks like Eric Karkovack step up to become contributors. I'm enjoying his series about the impact WordPress is having on freelancers:
Part 2: Is WordPress pushing freelancers away? (published today)
You'll get to hear Eric in today's short interview. If you're interested in becoming a contributor of content, please reach out to me.
The Gutenberg Minute
Birgit Pauli-Haack shares some Gutenberg updates as well. Here are the important links mentioned:
News There have been a lot of people working with the latest 5.9 WordPress release and reporting their successes and failures. Tammie Lister wrote a post about the features in the editor and would like people to quit using the term FSE - Full Site Editing in 2022. The release is not an all-or-nothing proposal yet. Matt Medeiros created a video on the future of page builders with Gutenberg when a discussion on Discord started with Justin Ferriman, a WPMinute producer. Go check out that video to see if you agree with the future of Gutenberg. Anne McCarthy writes about some practical ways to lock your projects for clients and users that can make changes to a WordPress website. The new template locking API that was released in 5.9 along with newer tools like theme.json continues to be modified to adapt to the user experience. The WordPress Photo Directory recently hit 1,317 photos and continues to grow. There has been a new Slack Channel created and the team is looking for volunteers and moderators to work on a new site being set up on the make network. The team needs help working through issues in the coming months. So… As we head into the iterative part of Gutenberg’s phase 2, there will be changes for the community of users as they continue to look at WordPress. Josepha Haden Chomphosy writes that the Theory of Technology adoption that will come in three parts. Keep visiting make.wordpress.org to continue to get the latest updates. Security PHP Everywhere, a utility for web developers to be able to use PHP code in pages, posts, the sidebar, or anywhere with a WordPress Gutenberg block has Remote Code ...
With no major acquisitions, events, or feature releases this week, we can all take an exhale of relief. Today’s theme is: Reflection. WP Minute Contributor Joe Casabona reflects on the State of the Word hosted by Matt Mullenweg. He shares strong opinions on how you might give back to WordPress by taking care of yourself, first. “When I was in college, I learned about Saint Ignatius and the idea of Cura personalis, or care of the entire person. I’d like to think of contributing more like this” WP Minute Producer Michelle Frechette represented Post Status in an interview with Matt Mullenweg about acquisitions in the WordPress ecosystem. Matt says Automattic is participating in all parts of the ecosystem from investment to purchasing companies. Nexcess shares 22 WordPress predictions to look forward to in 2022. WP Minute Producer Daniel Schutzsmith was quoted on his take of the Full Site Editing Knowledge Gap. “As block-based themes and full site editing take over the WordPress landscape, they may create a knowledge gap among WordPress users,” David Bisset asks us to reflect on what we think the biggest news items for WordPress are this year. Send him your message to be included in the round-up. Reflecting on all of the…awards? The WP Weekly Awards for 2021 concluded. Elementor claimed the most voted page builder, Yoast won for best SEO plugin, and I…came in 4th place for the Matt Report podcast with the WP Minute ever so slightly behind, holding down the 15th spot. I can’t wait for next year! And speaking of audio… @Francisco on WP Slack has shared an update about Openverse and where the next iteration is leading us. He shares some mockups of what ...
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