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My Gutenberg Experience: Part Three

It’s been about four months since the last time I shared my experience with Gutenberg. In that time, there have been sixteen releases. The more I use Gutenberg, the more nuances I encounter. Disruptive Writing Flow When writing a post, I press the enter key at the end of a paragraph. This creates a new paragraph block automatically. Sometimes however, ...

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Gutenberg 3.6 Adds New Icons for All Core Blocks

Gutenberg 3.6 was released today, featuring a design overhaul for the core icons in the block inserter. The blocks now use Material icons , which offer more options than the Dashicons. This update also improves the icons for the core embeds, which now display the corresponding icon for each embed service. Gutenberg testers logged an issue regarding the limitations of ...

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WordPress for iOS 10.6 Adds A Detailed Site Activity Log

In the past few months, the WordPress mobile application for iOS has quietly received a steady round of improvements. Version 10.5 increased its compatibility with Gutenberg. Earlier this year , Gutenberg and the iOS app didn’t get along particularly well. About a month ago in 10.4, an activity log was added that allows users to see a detailed list of ...

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WordPress.com Boots Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theory Sites, Bans Malicious Publication of Unauthorized Images of Minors

WordPress.com came under fire this week for hosting a site with conspiracy theories claiming the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax. The New York Times published an article titled “This Company Keeps Lies About Sandy Hook on the Web ,” setting off a hailstorm of angry posts on social media that demanded Automattic take action. “Posting conspiracy theories ...

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WPWeekly Episode 327 – Truth, Misinformation, and Good Ideas

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss what’s new in the world of WordPress. First, we talk about Syed Balkhi’s growth accelerator fund and learn that Jacoby pitched a similar idea to Balkhi at WordCamp Miami 2017. We discuss the new feedback surrounding Gutenberg thanks to the call out in WordPress 4.9.8. Near the end of the show, ...

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Syed Balkhi Launches A WordPress-focused Growth Accelerator Fund

Syed Balkhi, founder of WPBeginner, has announced a growth accelerator fund aimed at helping companies focused on WordPress prosper. The fund will provide between $100K-500K to a small group of selected companies. In addition to the funding, selected companies will be able to take advantage of Awesome Motive’s media presence, network of business associates, and receive guidance. “The problem is ...

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Sami Keijonen’s Foxland Themes and Plugins are Now Available for Free

WordPress theme designer and developer Sami Keijonen has made all of his theme and plugin products at Foxland available for free . Keijonen’s WordPress.org-hosted themes are active on more than 10,000 websites. During the past three years he began taking on more client work, which gave him less time for theme building and maintenance. Last month he accepted a front-end ...

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