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Alexis Lloyd and Riad Benguella Will Lead Phase Two of Gutenberg

As activity ramps up to try to get WordPress 5.0 released in November, Matt Mullenweg has announced who will lead phase two of the Gutenberg project. Phase two focuses on Customization and entire site layouts. Alexis Lloyd, Head of Design Innovation at Automattic, will handle the design and product side. Riad Benguella, a JavaScript Engineer at Automattic, will handle the ...

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Miami WordPresser Todrick Moore Passes Away

Todrick Moore Courtesy of David Bisset Fellow WordPresser Todrick Moore, a member of the Miami WordPress community and volunteer organizer of WordCamp Miami 2015 and 2016  passed away last week of Leukemia. “Todrick Moore was one of the kindest and strongest members of the South Florida WordPress community, and I still to this day remember meeting him first at his ...

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How the Student-Owned Pelham Examiner Uses WordPress to Empower Young Journalists

When the News of Pelham became another casualty of the blighted newspaper industry, student journalist contributors lost a platform for their voices to be heard. Their advisor, Rich Zahradnik, called a meeting to address the paper’s closure. More than a dozen middle and high school kids showed up and decided to start their own paper: The Pelham Examiner . Zahradnik ...

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WooSesh Schedule Published, WooCommerce Team to Deliver Keynote

WooSesh , the virtual WooCommerce conference, is now less than two weeks away. The two-day event will be held October 18-19 and is free for all attendees who join the livestream. Organizers Patrick Rauland and Brian Richards published the schedule this week with descriptions for each session . Day 1 will feature speakers on a variety of topics suited for ...

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If Deadlines Are Not Arbitrary, Why Not Release WordPress 5.0 in the Beginning of January?

The WordPress 5.0 release schedule has been published and not everyone is excited about the expected November 19th release. November 19th is three days before Thanksgiving, a major holiday in the U.S. Just going to call bullshit on anyone claiming “every date is bad for someone” or “every month has holidays somewhere” when defending possible Nov-Dec WordPress 5.0 release. It ...

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WordPress Theme and Plugin Shops are Pioneering the First Layout Blocks for Gutenberg

photo credit: Jeffrey Betts Many WordPress theme shops started out with themes as their only products but over the years have moved into selling plugins that enhance their core products. This came about partially because theming standards evolved to encourage developers to put non-presentational functionality into plugins . For many, the revenue from plugins quickly eclipsed that of their theme ...

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WPWeekly Episode 332 – The WordPress 5.0 Release Cycle Begins

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss the headlines making the rounds in the WordPress community. This includes the start of the WordPress 5.0 release cycle, the 5th annual Hacktoberfest, and theme developers marketing their themes as Gutenberg-compatible. Near the end of the show, I describe how much of the press surrounding WordPress security issues is poorly written ...

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WordPress 5.0 Slated for November 19, 2018

A tentative 5.0 release schedule was published during today’s core dev chat. The official release is targeted for November 19, 2018 with beta 1 expected October 19 and RC 1 released October 30. In addition to getting Gutenberg merged into core, the scope for 5.0 includes a few new items that Gary Pendergast outlined in his post: Updating the default ...

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