Developing new WordPress features as plugins has been a wonderfully valuable process for all sorts of features to come into being, from the MP6 Dashboard Redesign, to oEmbed endpoints, and including multiple Customiser enhancements over the years. Thanks to the flexibility that this model offers, folks have been able to iterate rapidly on a wide… Continue reading Iterating on Merge Proposals
WordPress 5.0 Needs You!
Yesterday, we started the WordPress 5.0 release cycle with an announcement post. It’s a very exciting time to be involved in WordPress, and if you want to help make it the best, now’s an excellent opportunity to jump right in. A critical goal of this release cycle is transparency. As a member of the WordPress… Continue reading WordPress 5.0 Needs You!
The Mission: Democratise Publishing
It’s exciting to see the Drupal Gutenberg project getting under way, it makes me proud of the work we’ve done ensuring the flexibility of the underlying Gutenberg architecture. One of the primary philosophies of Gutenberg’s technical architecture is platform agnosticism, and we can see the practical effects of this practice coming to fruition across a… Continue reading The Mission: Democratise Publishing
Forking is a Feature
There’s a new WordPress fork called ClassicPress that’s been making some waves recently, with various members of the Twitterati swinging between decrying it as an attempt to fracture the WordPress community, to it being an unnecessary over-reaction, to it being a death knell for WordPress. Personally, I don’t think it’s any of the above. Some years… Continue reading Forking is a Feature
WordPress’ Gutenberg: The Long View
WordPress has been around for 15 years. 31.5% of sites use it, and that figure continues to climb. We’re here for the long term, so we need to plan for the long term. Gutenberg is being built as the base for the next 15 years of WordPress. The first phase, replacing the post editing screen… Continue reading WordPress’ Gutenberg: The Long View