WPWeekly Episode 312 – Dragon Drop, WordPress Accessibility Statement, and WooCommerce GDPR

WPWeekly Episode 296 – Gutenberg, Telemetry, Calypso, and More With Matt Mullenweg

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I start the show by sharing our thoughts on Mark Zuckberberg’s congressional hearing. We then discuss what’s new in Gutenberg 2.6 and describe our user experience. We let you know what’s in WooCommerce 3.3.5 and discuss what the development team is doing to prepare for GDPR compliance.

Stories Discussed:

Gutenberg 2.6 Introduces Drag and Drop Block Sorting
Theme Review Changes Place More Onus Onto Theme Authors
WordPress Accessibility Statement
WooCommerce 3.3.5 Released
How WooCommerce is tackling GDPR

Picks of the Week:

AtomBlocks by Mike McAlister

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WPWeekly Episode 311 – Jetpack 6.0, WordPress 4.9.5, and A WordCamp for Organizers

WPWeekly Episode 296 – Gutenberg, Telemetry, Calypso, and More With Matt Mullenweg

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss a great article published by Caspar Hübinger on AMP and WordPress. We cover what’s new in WordPress 4.9.5, Jetpack 6.0, and a WordCamp geared toward organizers.

Stories Discussed:

WordPress 4.9.5 Squashes 25 Bugs
‘Try Gutenberg’ Prompt Pushed Back to A Later Release
Jetpack 6.0 Released
Code of Conduct Survey
Want to Help Organize a WordCamp for Organizers?

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WPWeekly Episode 310 – Community Management, PHP, and Hello Dolly

WPWeekly Episode 296 – Gutenberg, Telemetry, Calypso, and More With Matt Mullenweg

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss the news of the week including, the removal of offensive lyrics in Hello Dolly, a request for plugin developers to stop supporting legacy PHP versions, and changes coming in WordPress 4.9.5.

We also talk about community management, the difference between comments and forums, and finally, John shares his concerns on how the Gutenberg call-out prompt is being built into core.

Stories Discussed:

A Plea For Plugin Developers to Stop Supporting Legacy PHP Versions
Without Context, Some Lyrics Inside the Hello Dolly Plugin Are Degrading to Women
Why Gutenberg and Why Now?
Noteworthy Changes Coming in WordPress 4.9.5
In WordPress 4.9.5, Users Will Be Two Clicks Away From Installing and Activating Gutenberg From the Dashboard

Picks of the Week:

How to Disable Push Notification Requests in Firefox

Facebook Container Add-on for Firefox

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WPWeekly Episode 309 – All AMPed Up

WPCampus Scheduled for July 12-14 in St. Louis, MO

In this episode, I’m joined by Alberto Medina, Developer Advocate working with the Web Content Ecosystems Team at Google, and Weston Ruter, CTO of XWP. We have a candid conversation about Google’s AMP Project. We start by learning why the project was created, what its main goal is, and the technology behind it.

We also dive into some of the controversy surrounding the project by discussing whether or not AMP is a threat to the Open Web. Medina and Ruter provide insight into AMP’s transformation from focusing on the mobile web to providing a great user experience across the entire web. Last but not least, we learn about the relationship between Automattic, XWP, and the AMP team and how it’s helping to shape the future of the project.

Notable Links Mentioned:

AMP for WordPress Plugin
AMP for WordPress GitHub Repository
AMP GitHub Repository
Video presentation from AMP Conf 2018 showcasing the work that’s gone into the AMP for WordPress plugin
Official blog post outlining the future of the AMP Project

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WPWeekly Episode 308 – Wildcard SSL Certificates For All

WPWeekly Episode 296 – Gutenberg, Telemetry, Calypso, and More With Matt Mullenweg

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss the news of the week including the results from the 2018 Stack Overflow survey, Tech Crunch’s rebuild, and Let’s Encrypt adding support for wildcard certificates. We also talk about Google working towards AMP or parts of it becoming official web standards. I ranted about how the mobile experience on the web sucks, and we end the show with some event news.

Stories Discussed:

Stack Overflow Survey Respondents Still Rank WordPress Among the Most Dreadful Platforms
Inside Google’s plan to make the whole web as fast as AMP
ACME v2 and Wildcard Certificate Support is Live
TechCrunch rebuilt using the REST API
WPCampus Scheduled for July 12-14 in St. Louis, MO

Picks of the Week:

Designing Themes with Gutenberg Blocks and Sketch

DDJ-1000 The 4-channel professional performance DJ controller for rekordbox dj

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WPWeekly Episode 307 – Thirty Percent of the Web

WPWeekly Episode 296 – Gutenberg, Telemetry, Calypso, and More With Matt Mullenweg

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I start with a continued discussion of AMP from last week. We cover the big releases of the week including Jetpack, Genesis, Yoast SEO, and Gutenberg. We discuss a new project that aims to determine Gutenberg compatible plugins, debate the terminology used to describe WordPress’ market share, and a new plugin that makes WordPress updates more secure.

Stories Discussed:

Gutenberg 2.3, Now With Nested Blocks
Genesis 2.6
Yoast SEO 7.0
Jetpack 5.9
4,500 Plugins Need Your Help in Determining Gutenberg Compatibility
New Plugin Makes WordPress Core Updates More Secure by Requiring Cryptographic Signature Verification
WordPress Now Used on 30% of the Top 10 Million Sites

Picks of the Week:

Mel Choyce’s presentation on Customizing the Future at LoopConf.

Felix Arntz’s presentation on a Global Admin, a deep dive into multi-network organization at LoopConf.

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WPWeekly Episode 306 – AMP, GDPR, and Brewing Beer At The Boss’ House

WPWeekly Episode 296 – Gutenberg, Telemetry, Calypso, and More With Matt Mullenweg

In this episode, John James Jacoby joins me live from Hutchinson, KS, to talk about the news of the week. We started off the show discussing the GDPR and the number of things that need to be considered surrounding the right to be forgotten.

We also have a lengthy conversation about AMP, the open web, and Automattic’s relationship with Google. Last but not least, we discussed Automattic’s recent hiring of Kinsey Wilson to be president of the company.

Stories Discussed:

Matt Cromwell Hosts Matt Mullenweg in Q&A Gutenberg Interview
New Team Forms to Facilitate GDPR Compliance in WordPress Core
For one-time NPR and NYT digital chief, a new adventure: WordPress

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WPWeekly Episode 305 – 10up, JavaScript for WordPress Conference, and Jetpack 5.8

WPWeekly Episode 296 – Gutenberg, Telemetry, Calypso, and More With Matt Mullenweg

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss the news of the week. We also chat about the Winter Olympics, crypto mining in order to access content on the web, and the joys of taking care of a puppy. Last but not least, we talk about Elasticsearch in Jetpack 5.8 and whether or not improving WordPress’ native search functionality through a service is the way to go.

Stories Discussed:

Jetpack 5.8 Adds Lazy Loading for Images Module
Free Virtual WordPress for JavaScript Conference June 29th
10up Turns Seven
“Not Updated In …” Warning

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