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WordCamp for iOS Renamed to WP Camps, More Events Added

When Marcel Schmitz released his WordCamp for iOS app , there was concern that it violated the WordCamp Trademark policy . Schmitz has changed the name of the app to WP Camps, describes it as a companion app for WordCamps, and has added a number of upcoming events. WordCamp Kent, OH in WP Camps In addition to these changes, Schmitz has ...

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Sustainability + WordPress = SustyWP

Jack Lenox, a Software Engineer at Automattic, has launched a new site called SustyWP that focuses on web sustainability using WordPress. By removing the parts of Underscores he didn’t need, using one inline SVG image, no sidebars, limited CSS, and no webfonts, Lenox was able to launch a WordPress site that only has 7 Kilobytes of data transfer. As you ...

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Community Spotlight: James Huff (MacManX)

Providing support on the WordPress.org forums is one of the easiest ways to contribute to WordPress and those who do are some of the unsung heroes of the project. One of those heroes is James Huff known as MacManX on the forums. Huff has been supporting users for 13 years and recently celebrated an awesome milestone reaching 50K replies. Achievement ...

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One Way to Whitelist and Blacklist Blocks in Gutenberg

Gutenberg ships with a number of blocks but what if your client or project doesn’t need most of them? The Gutenberg Handbook explains how to create a whitelist and a blacklist for blocks but in some circumstances, Gutenberg does not respect the allowed_block_types filter. Jason Bahl, a WordPress Engineer at Digital First Media, published a tutorial that explains how to ...

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WordCamp US 2018 is Accepting Speaker Proposals Until July 1st

WordCamp US has announced it is accepting speaker proposals until July 1st, 11:59p.m. CDT. The event takes place December 7-9, 2018, in Nashville, TN. Those interested in speaking can submit an application through the Call for Speakers site. The site contains session ideas, a list of speaker benefits, and tips for submissions. To see a list of sessions and speakers ...

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The First Release of WordPress Turns 15 Years Old

This Sunday, May 27th, marks the 15th anniversary of the first release of WordPress. Users are celebrating the occasion across the world with huge cakes , cupcakes , memorable photos , parties , and meetups . Now that’s a cake! #wp15 pic.twitter.com/i8lAr4SLsO — WordPress Cape Town (@WPCapeTown) May 24, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js To see if there is an event near you, ...

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WPWeekly Episode 317 – Minor Major Major Minor Release

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I discuss Adobe’s acquisition of Magento, feedback regarding WordPress 4.9.6, when 4.9.7 might ship, an unofficial WordCamp app for iOS, and whether or not it’s time for WordPress auto updates to occur for every version. I describe what it’s like having poison ivy on my face and my continuing woes with lawn care ...

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