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WPWeekly Episode 280 – Behind the Scenes of Tuniversity

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Kiko Doran and Travis Totz , Senior Web Strategist at Modern Tribe. Doran helped create Tuniversity , a revolutionary new way of learning music through a highly interactive iBook. The project was so large, Doran outsourced some of the work to Modern Tribe , a web design and development firm. ...

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Nadia Eghbal and Mikeal Rogers Join a16z Podcast to Discuss the Changing Culture of Open Source

photo credit: 16th st – (license) Nadia Eghbal and Mikeal Rogers recently joined Sonal Chokshi for an episode of the a16z Podcast to discuss the changing culture of open source. Eghbal works in community programs at GitHub to better support people doing open source work. Rogers is the community manager at the Node.js Foundation. The episode focuses on the human ...

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WordCamp Europe 2017 Posts 24% No-Show Rate, Cites Early Ticket Sales and Expensive Location

photo credit: WP Tavern WordCamp Europe 2017 organizers have posted attendance and budget data compiled after the conclusion of the event. Despite being promoted as “the largest WordPress event to this day” with more than 3,000 expected attendees, WCEU 2017 fell short with 1,900 people on the ground. Attendees were 5% fewer than last year’s 2,000 in Vienna. Expectations ran ...

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Gutenberg 0.3.0 Adds Front-End Styles for Core Blocks, Notices Framework, and Text and Image Quick Inserts

Gutenberg development is marching ahead with version 0.3.0 released today. New releases are shipping out on a weekly basis, so testers will get to discover another round of new additions after updating to the latest. The changelog has a full list of the 50 additions and improvements included in this release, but here’s a quick visual tour of a few ...

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Popular WordPress Plugins Slow to Add Meta Box Support for Calypso

During the State of the Word at WordCamp US 2016, Matt Mullenweg announced that Calypso was plugin aware . Calypso is a REST API and React powered application for the desktop created by Automattic in 2015 . Developers with plugins active on 1M sites or more received an email invitation from Andy Peatling to begin building support for Calypso. “Calypso ...

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WordCamp Netherlands Reinstated for 2018

At WordCamp Europe I had the opportunity to speak with WordCamp Netherlands organizers Marcel Bootsman and Luc Princen, along with WordPress Global Community Team members Josepha Haden and Andrea Middleton. The group has had several conversations about the future of WordCamp Netherlands, which was shut down earlier this year in favor of city-based WordCamps , and have decided to reinstate ...

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