You’d have to be living under a rock to miss the recent WP drama unfold on Twitter.
In some quickly deleted fever-induced tweets, Mullenweg likened GoDaddy to a “parasitic company” that is an “existential threat” to WordPress. Explore more of the debate in the following articles:
Matt Medeiros’ take on What would GoDaddy’s WordPress look like?
WP Tavern recaps the Mullenweg twitter thread.
MasterWP’s Rob Howard weighs in.
Finally, GoDaddy responds to (almost) the whole shebang in a Sarah Gooding interview.
Moving and shaking at Post Status
Long-time Post Status news anchor David Bisset announces his departure from the position. David will be taking on the role of Product Development for WP Charitable at Awesome Motive, after the company announced the acquisition of the plugin.
Michelle Frechette highlighted some of the assholes in the WordPress space. She recalls her first-person experiences in the community in Misogyny in WordPress is Real.
From our contributors and producers
Rae Morey explores the Australian WordPress vibe after WP Minute Producer Cameron Jones sparked the debate on Twitter.
WP Lift, long-time WordPress blog, is for sale over on Flippa.
How do you like your Classic Press? Shaken, stirred, on the rocks?
“Recent turbulence in the ClassicPress community has resulted in the directors resigning and new leadership installed. The WordPress fork is run under a non-profit organization called the ClassicPress Initiative. “
Sarah Gooding summarized the events at the Tavern.
WordCamp US tickets will go on sale tomorrow, June 30th 2022. Visit the WordCamp US website for more information.
The Grab bag!
Twitter announced a longform writing feature.
The Lexman artificial podcast creates a completely original interview podcast…with itself…in different voices.
I enjoyed the outline of how Basecamp built the new “Bubble up” feature in HEY email.
Our very own Raquel Landefeld was on the Women in WP podcast number 86. We’d never 86 the Raquel!
Eric Karkovack highlights 10 Lesser-known WordPress plugins
Matt Report talks life after selling a plugin business with Corey Maass
Get the Pulse on WordPress with Raquel Landefeld
Welcome back Seth Goldstein for re-upping his WP Minute Producer membership.
Thanks to all of the members who shared these links today:
Our inaugural Member Sunday Spotlight is here and we’re honored to highlight Daniel Schutzsmith. A thrice WordCamp organizer, now carving out a niche for WordPress livestreams with his latest project, WP Livestreams. With a passion for livestreams throughout the pandemic, Daniel stumbled into a real need for livestream creators and viewers. With so much great WordPress content being streamed, he hopes to make his website the go-to destination for the community to find new content across YouTube, Twitch, Twitter spaces and whatever technologies come next. Quite a natural direction for someone who thought he’d hang his hat on radio broadcast before getting into programming. It was a real treat to listen to this interview lead by former WP Minute Managing Editor, Paul Lacey. Don’t forget to say hi to Daniel in the WP Minute Discord server or on Twitter. If you enjoyed today’s episode, please share it on social media. Consider becoming a WP Minute member too! Join our annual membership including access to the Discord server, getting Producer rights to this very news channel and take part in the the #linksquad. We’re nearly 50 strong, so why not join us? Grab your membership at buymeacoffee.com/mattreport ...
News WordPress 6.0.2 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) is available for testing. Testing is so important with this release so please go over to make.wordpress.org to help. There are also a lot of exciting things happening with the block editor. Birgit Pauli-Haack shared that there is a new call for testing by Anne McCarthy for Full-site Editing and another one by Justin Tadlock for the Fluid Typography in themes. Go check out the Gutenberg Times table of contents to see all the new things. WooCommerce WooCommerce is bringing back the sandbox environment that makes it easy for a customer to test extensions before purchasing them. Select extensions can be loaded up on a private test site for 30 days before the site self-destructs. Sarah Gooding covers all the details over at WPTavern. From Our Contributors and Producers Digital Ocean Holdings Inc. will acquire Cloudways. The purchase will enhance offerings for small to medium-sized businesses. Under the terms of the transaction, DigitalOcean will acquire Cloudways for $350 million in cash, including a significant portion of the consideration to be paid over a 30-month period following the closing. It will be interesting to see how all the implementations will occur as some of the competitors are going to now be on the new host. Matt Medeiros interviews Yaw Owusu-Ansah over on the Matt Report. Yaw says that: there's something nice and freeing about [owning] an agency, being able to make your own decisions and call your own shots. If you’re creating content for your WordPress website and need to try something different, go check out Bertha AI. There is a new pricing model and you can pay as you go with a subscription. WP ...