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WordCamp for Publishers Seeks Host City for 2019

WordCamp For Publishers’ distributed organizing team is looking for a new host city in 2019. The industry-focused camp gathers together professionals who use WordPress to manage publications. This year’s successful event hosted speakers who highlighted important topics, such as ethics in journalism, the open web, AMP, Gutenberg, and communication between tech and editorial teams. The inaugural edition of this camp ...

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Learn How to Build JavaScript Plugins for WordPress with Riad Benguella’s Starter Kit/Tutorial

photo credit: Krzysztof Puszczyński Riad Benguella, the technical lead for phase 2 of the Gutenberg project, has published an educational resource to help WordPress developers get started building JavaScript plugins. The WordPress JavaScript Plugin Starter is unique in that it is built as a tutorial, not just a boilerplate. The GitHub repo contains eight commits that have been structured to ...

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WordCamp Nordic 2019 to be Held in Helsinki, March 7-8

After many years of planning, WordPress’ Nordic communities are finally getting a regional WordCamp. The first WordCamp Nordic 2019 is set to be held in Helsinki, Finland the weekend of March 7-8 at the Paasitorni Congress Center . “Some folks from the Norwegian community came up with idea in 2016,” lead organizer Marco Martins said. “Then in a WordCamp Stockholm ...

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Tiny Raises $4M in Series A Funding, Publishes Gutenberg FAQ

Tiny, the company formerly known as Ephox has raised $4M in Series A funding from BlueRun Ventures . Tiny is the company behind TinyMCE, a popular text editor used in many opensource projects, including WordPress. In addition to the funding, Jeff Tannenbaum, partner at BlueRun Ventures is joining Tiny’s board of directors. The company has also launched Tiny Drive , ...

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Jetpack 6.6 Improves Site Verification Tools, Asset CDN Module Now in Beta, Gutenberg Blocks Coming Soon

Jetpack 6.6 was released today with an update to the Site Verification tools that enables one-click verification and sitemap.xml registration with Google. This release also introduces the beta of Jetpack’s Asset CDN . The new module, built on the same infrastructure as the Photon CDN, speeds up sites by cloud-hosting widely-used Jetpack and core WordPress scripts, styles, and assets. It ...

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WordPress Accessibility Team Lead Resigns, Cites Political Complications Related to Gutenberg

WordPress Accessibility Team lead Rian Rietveld has resigned due to what she describes as political complications and problems with working on Gutenberg accessibility. “The last year, especially the last few weeks have been too politically complicated for me,” Rietveld said. “It’s better that someone else takes the lead now.” Her post outlines challenges the accessibility team has encountered in working ...

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