July 19, 2024

Interview With Anne McCarthy: How the WordPress Testing Process Works

I sat down with Anne McCarthy, long-time WordPress contributor and Test Lead for WordPress 6.6 (which has just been released), to get a better understanding of how this process works – and how you can get involved.

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July 18, 2024

WordPress 6.6 Released on July 16, Bringing New Upgrades and Site Editor Features

WordPress 6.6 “Dorsey” went live a couple of days ago on July 16! As with most of the major releases over the past few years, the new features and changes primarily focus on the Site Editor and Block Editor, with not much being done for people using the “classic” approach to WordPress.

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July 11, 2024

Awesome Motive Acquires the Popular WordPress BuddyBoss Theme/Plugin

Lately, I’ve learned that there are three sure things in life – death, taxes, and Awesome Motive acquiring popular WordPress businesses. That third certainty is what prompted me to write this post and let you know about the latest addition to their portfolio.

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July 1, 2024

WordCamp Europe, Supply Chain Attack, More Acquisitions ?? July 2024 WordPress News w/ WPShout

Howdy, WordPress friends. In this edition, I’ll cover WordCamp Europe 2024 (and tell you more about its venue in 2025), an ongoing supply chain attack that’s affecting lots of plugins/WordPress sites (make sure your sites are safe), several new WordPress acquisitions, and plenty more news and tidbits.

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June 20, 2024

A Beginner’s Guide to the WordPress Interactivity API

Learn how to use the WordPress Interactivity API, why it’s essential, and how it simplifies adding interactive features to your blocks. Discover seamless integration with PHP server-side rendering and real-world examples of dynamic user experiences.

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June 3, 2024

Plugin Directory Changes, Envato Acquired, Our Hosting Survey ?? June 2024 WordPress News w/ WPShout

Hey there, WordPress fans! I am back with the latest edition of our monthly WordPress news roundup, which covers everything that happened in WordPress over the past 30 days…or so.

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May 31, 2024

JavaScript Modules (ES6 Modules) Explained: Tutorial for Beginners

One of the most useful features added to the JavaScript language in recent years is JavaScript modules, also referred to as ES6 modules. In this tutorial, I’ll cover some of the history of JavaScript modules, show you a handful of syntax examples, and introduce all their basic features.

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May 16, 2024

20+ Best WordPress Plugins for 2024 – We Did the Research for You

Just like apps enhance your phone, some of the best WordPress plugins can transform a basic WordPress site into something special. From powerful SEO tools to simple contact form plugins, it’s impressive how a quick ten-second installation can make such a big difference.

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May 16, 2024

Building the Optimal WordPress Development Environment and Hosting Stack

Choosing the right hosting stack informs your server response times, resource availability, and compatibility with other tools. A good setup can help you scale your site, too. Let’s take a look at where your hosting fits in when it comes to your WordPress development environment.

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May 14, 2024

Mergers and Acquisitions in the Web Industry: Who’s Really in Charge?

A trend toward consolidation in WordPress has been going on for at least a decade now, but it’s not only limited to WordPress. All aspects of the web industry have been affected by it. In this post, we’ll introduce you to five mergers and acquisitions from recent history.

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