Our episode is recorded this week by Michelle Frechette.
Sarah Gooding over at the WP Tavern posted an article asking Gutenberg Contributors to test block-based templates in WordPress Classic Themes. During Matt Mullenweg’s Q&A session at WordCamp last week, there was a discussion about helping with block adoption. If you would like to see what this is all about and help test, jump over to make.wordpress.org.
Eric Karkovack shared the PSA to update the WordPress Two-Factor plugin ASAP. There are two security fixes that are available on GitHub.
WordCamp Nepal 2022 is scheduled for the 5th & 6th of November 2022 at the Chitwan Garden Resort (CGR), Bharatpur Nepal. It was announced that the Ujwal Thapa memorial scholarship will be available to 7 eligible candidates who want to attend this WordCamp.
The 2023 WordCamp US will be held in National Harbor, Maryland from August 23-25, 2023. The announcement was made at WordCamp US last week.
From Our Contributors and Producers
Still thinking about going out on your own? Justin Ferriman, who ran LearnDash shares in his blog that it is important to keep an eye on reviews to find market share opportunities. Justin shares a great list to get started with software reviews and shares some third-party suggestions.
Chris Weigman introduced Kana, which is a simple and powerful WordPress development environment. If you are looking for a local development environment you can get started by visiting Chris’ website.
CNBC Make It showed that WordPress is number 10 for hiring on the work-from-anywhere and most in-demand jobs.
GoDaddy is launching a preview of Managed WooCommerce Stores to US-based customers. It is the largest investment to date in eCommerce. If you are looking for a solution to multichannel selling for your customers, you may want to go check out the tools being offered.
A report in SEO journal announced that Bluehost unveiled a new WordPress eCommerce solution that simplifies creating a store with a point-and-click interface.
Amber Hinds tweeted from WordCamp US that @photmatt says there's a challenge getting assistive technology users to test Gutenberg and provide feedback.
Only if you expect them to do it for free. Budgeting to pay people with disabilities for their time will solve this and is the right thing to do.
This has been the challenge for WordPress.org without a great solution yet.
Cameron Jones tweeted:
If you are using Paypal to pay for Delicious Brains products, WPEngine announced that you need to change your method of payment on the website. They are no longer supporting Paypal as a payment method.
Thanks to all of the members who shared these links today:
Its the WP Minute! This episode is brought to you by Search WP. Improve WordPress search by visiting SearchWP.com You know the drill, everything I mention here will be linked up in the newsletter and the blog post. Checkout thewpminute.com for the links. Sshh…no major acquisitions this week. WordPress 5.8 is slated for release on July 20. In just over a month, many users will get their first experience of the template-editing mode. This can be exciting for users allowing them to create custom templates without ever leaving the post-editing screen. New powerful blocks like the Theme blocks and Query blocks will be introduced. Beta 3 of 5.8 is available today for testing. If you’re looking for an alternative to Google Maps, Sarah Gooding from WordPress Tavern breaks down some of the recent happenings with the MapLibre Project. Citing she even opened a ticket for Jetpack to consider using it in a future release. Chris Lema shares his thoughts from the lens of Nexcess/LiquidWeb and other hosting companies on the future success of WordPress. It seems Nexcess might have their own Membership website experience coming for WordPress hosting soon. WPEngine’s Summit 2021 dubbed “The Digital Breakthrough Conference” launches tomorrow June 24th. From the Grabbag The WPWeekly hit the 50 issue milestone, congrats Davinder. Joe Casabona shows you how to submit to the WordPress Block Pattern Directory without code.WebDevStudios is now a VIP Gold Partner with proven excellence implementing WordPress at scale.Gravity Forms celebrate the Gravity Forms Certified Developer Program (Look for more of this from major plugin vendors in the future).I enjoyed this conversation with WPBuffs founder Joe Howard and Nathan Hirsh on his podcast about starting ...
WP Minute Producer and SEO correspondent, John Locke of Lockdown Design discusses Google Search and what is important for SEO (Search Engine Optimization). John is a member of the WPMinute community and participates regularly in WordPress and SEO. He has helped customers with their website workflow, boost their sales, and rank higher in Google. John’s channel on YouTube has so much information on SEO, Marketing and Web Design. It is worth checking out. In 2008 Google first published its blueprint for SEO success and it was that brands were the solution. In order to retain market share for the future, Google needed to have trusted brands on their side forever. John covers the “unspoken” part about brands in this episode. To maximize the content on your website for SEO you need to think about scalable ways in which Google measures your brand characteristics. One of Google’s important measurements appears to be that large brands will sometimes rank with secondary content. How does duplicate content appear under that brand and not yours? Well, Google ranks duplicate content with the most authoritative site (big brand). Google looks for characteristics of big brands. Large brands work across several channels and social profiles. They often have the budget for a site that is designed for optimization. They have the staff to do that work and often post on job boards when they need additional staff. When customers find these larger brands on social sites it triggers that they are happy. So what do you do as a small brand to improve your rankings? You need to act like a big brand. Work across social channels so that you become recognized as a prominent ...
News It was announced that the Pattern Directory will be open for submissions from the public on make.WordPress.org. The Pattern Creator page will allow designers and content creators to build, edit, and submit their best block patterns. You can learn more about the pattern directory because the code is public and available on GitHub. Birgit Pauli-Haack tested the submission process and reported that it was a great experience for her in the Gutenberg Times. Events If you are a Page Builder user you will be happy to know that the Page Builder Summit is back June 20-24. If you want to be the first to know when tickets are available you can register on the website. WordCamp US has made the call for speakers up until April 17, 2022. You can submit your application for up to three topics over on their website. From Our Contributors and Producers The 2022 acquisitions keep happening as predicted. Yith, specializing in developing and selling themes for WordPress and WooCommerce, joined Newfold Digital. Matt Mullenweg treats us to two more appearances on podcasts. First, with the Verge. He is interviewed on why he bets on small companies and reveals how WordPress and Tumblr are keeping the internet weird. Second, with Guy Raz on How I Built This, sharing a genesis story of his career & WordPress. The US Court affirms it's false advertising to claim software is Open Source when it’s not. The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed a lower court decision concluding what we’ve always known: that it’s false advertising to claim that software is “open source” when it’s not licensed under an open-source license. Neo4j, ...