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15 min read Nicky
Community | servebolt.com | 3 days ago

How does Caching work in WordPress?

Caching can give the impression of being the “holy grail” for all performance problems.

How does Caching work in WordPress?

Community | servebolt.com | 3 days ago

Caching can give the impression of being the “holy grail” for all performance problems. It is no wonder that people raise an eyebrow when I say “Stop using caching” in my presentations, meetups or workshops. For some, especially in the WordPress Community I have become the guy that hates caching. Hence, it is time to make clear what I really mean about this topic, when and for what it should be used. And maybe most importantly, when not to use caching – and look for alternative solutions. When should you use Full Page Caching?
Let’s start with the biggest of them all. Full Page Caching, or just page caching. A technique where you temporarily store a pre-generated version of a page to deliver the exact same code (HTML) to visitors in a limited time span. This is how full page caching works:
Visitor A visits abc.com/page. This page is not in the cache, and hits PHP and gets generated from the database. Before it is served to Visitor A, it is also stored in the full page cache with an expiry of 10 minutes.
Visitor B visits abc.com/page 2 minutes after Visitor A, and is therefore served with the same page, but this time directly from the cache. The pages

Editorials | swinterroth.com | 8 hours ago

Does WordPress provide enough dopamine hits to survive?

WordPress faces competition from platforms like Medium where the community userbase is built in and all you need to do is hit publish. I reflect after listening to a recent interview with Medium creator Ev Williams on the Masters of Scale podcast with Reid Hoffman.

Does WordPress provide enough dopamine hits to survive?

Editorials | swinterroth.com | 8 hours ago

Felt it was fitting to share in a blog post why I think this episode is important and why I think you should listen to a recent episode titled Never Underestimate Your First Idea of the popular Masters of Scale podcast hosted by LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman interviewed Blogger/Odeo/Twitter/Medium co-founder, Ev Williams. When two “masters of social networks” sit down to talk about scale and viability, I want to listen. I was maybe meant to listen to this episode because it sort of validates a few ideas that I have regarding online publishing and blogging and I hope to share with you these ideas in the near future.
Here are some important reasons why WordPress visionaries should consider listening to this podcast episode:
The origins of blogging and publishing content to the web including the backstory of blogger.com which essentially paved the way for modern social networks today including WordPress.
Why being distracted in the business model that is en vogue that year is not always the best path
How a hackathon turned Odeo into Twitter
The original value proposition of LinkedIn
Why feedback is really important part of the startup process
Why publishing by yourself on a

13 min read Tina Todorovic
Business | bit.ly | Jan. 25, 2018

How To Use Social Web Suite to Master Your Social Media on WordPress

Need to get control over your WordPress sites social schedule? Check out the in-depth overview of an all-in-one social media platform deeply integrated with WordPress from BobWP and why he started using Social Web Suite. There is also an awesome video, too.

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How To Use Social Web Suite to Master Your Social Media on WordPress

Business | bit.ly | Jan. 25, 2018

I write about a lot of WordPress plugins and services on this site, but rarely does it work to write about one at the point that I am starting to use it myself. I have also written a lot about social. I’ve talked about it and shared my own strategies around the scheduling of social. Through testing, I’ve found what works and what doesn’t and have crafted that part of my business slowly and successfully.
I’ve shared plenty about the tools I use. For scheduling, it has been CoSchedule for quite some time. In fact, since August 2015.
But it’s time for a change.
Along Came Social Web Suite
If you go to WordCamps, you might have experienced that feeling when you meet someone and you just know… okay, these are good people and I know they are going to become colleagues and friends of mine. Call it my intuition. But that has been the case with Tina Todorovic and Dejan Markovic from Social Web Suite. If you have met them yourself, you know what I mean.
For quite some time, their new product has been in beta. They were working hard, fine-tuning it before the formal release, which happened this month. And damn, it was worth the wait. There may had been a time

10 min read Brad Morrison
Community | gowp.com | 4 days ago

Everything You Need to Know About WordPress’ Gutenberg Editor

WordPress is changing. The current TinyMCE text editor that millions of users are familiar with will soon be replaced with the new Gutenberg editor. This is one of the biggest changes to the WordPress experience since the platform launched, so it’s important that you prepare for it.

Everything You Need to Know About WordPress’ Gutenberg Editor

Community | gowp.com | 4 days ago

WordPress is changing. The current TinyMCE text editor that millions of users are familiar with will soon be replaced with the new Gutenberg editor. This is one of the biggest changes to the WordPress experience since the platform launched, so it’s important that you prepare for it. Even though the Gutenberg editor is still in development, you can test it in its current state. This will give you an idea for how this change will affect your WordPress experience in the future. Plus, when the new editor becomes standard, your experience using it will give you an advantage.
In this article, we’ll introduce you to Gutenberg in detail. We’ll discuss its pros and cons, and show you how to try it out. Let’s get started!
An Introduction to the Gutenberg Editor
Gutenberg is one of the biggest changes in WordPress history. It’s also one of the most controversial. Ever since its announcement, the debate has raged on about how it will affect a publishing experience that millions of people know and love. With so many emotions stirred up, it can be difficult to get a grip on what Gutenberg actually is.
In a nutshell, Gutenberg is a new editor that will eventually replace

6 min read Tina Todorovic
Community | socialwebsuite.com | 10 days ago

CaboPress 2017 & how it helped Social Web Suite

Have you ever thought… Can a business conference be both an intimate and professional at the same time? Well, CaboPress is exactly that. It is an intimate business conference with the personal touches of Chris and Melissa Lema. The level of smart people all gathered at one place, the genuine conversations, the real friendships formed, the openness of everyone sharing their life and business lessons learned, it was unbelievable.

CaboPress 2017 & how it helped Social Web Suite

Community | socialwebsuite.com | 10 days ago

An intimate business conference with the personal touches of Chris and Melissa Lema CaboPress is a yearly conference organized by Chris Lema and his lovely wife Melissa. It is always held in a five-star hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Have you ever thought… Can a business conference be both an intimate and professional at the same time?
Well, CaboPress is exactly that.
Last year for CaboPress 2017 both Tina, my partner in business and life, and I were blessed to be invited. There are usually about 60-70 people attending CaboPress and they are all either very successful in their business ventures or are just starting out with ideas that will disrupt the market. It is an invite-only conference and Chris personally approves each attendee in order to make sure that he has the brightest minds there. Even more importantly he wants to make sure that all people there will be a good match for each other.
For example, Chris assigns the groups that will have to go to lunch together (every day). Besides having a good time together, they are also sharing their experiences and insights amongst each other and that means a lot.
As this was the first year that both Tina and I were going to CaboPress

Business | thewpcrowd.com | 4 days ago

How to effectively handle business objections - The WP Crowd

Whether you are trying to sell marketing, WordPress maintenance & support, or even a new WordPress website. Businesses will always have their objections (i.e excuses) to not see it worth their money to invest in, and we talk about how to combat or respond to those criticisms.

How to effectively handle business objections - The WP Crowd

Business | thewpcrowd.com | 4 days ago

This topic comes to us from ARC CTRL, and their article on the “Top 5 Business Website Myths, Debunked”. We talk about how WordPress service businesses can better handle the objections they face when trying to sell an assortment of business services. Whether you are trying to sell marketing, WordPress maintenance & support, or even a new WordPress website. Businesses will always have their objections (i.e excuses) to not see it worth their money to invest in, and we talk about how to combat or respond to those criticisms.
A little bit about our guests:
WP Buffs
WP Buffs provides WordPress maintenance plans for serious website owners & white-label agency partners. They handle unlimited edits, performance enhancements, daily health maintenance and regular security troubleshooting so you don’t have to. This allows you to make bold decisions when it comes to your website without hesitating due to technical restraints.
With 24/7 support, a mission driven by their customers and an affinity to sponsor WordCamps, WP Buffs wants to be the very best technical support partner for any individual, business or organization with a WordPress website.
Since we talked about

Community | cssigniter.com | 4 days ago

Project Gutenberg – Technology decisions

Gutenberg, the new editor experience for WordPress, is rapidly approaching. What does the modern WordPress developer need to take into account and how will they prepare themselves for the transition?

Project Gutenberg – Technology decisions

Community | cssigniter.com | 4 days ago

Gutenberg, the new and modular editing experience for WordPress, has been in rapid development throughout the past year and will soon arrive to our WordPress installations. Gutenberg will be released along with WordPress 5.0 (which is the next major release), and although no official date has been set for that, it’s safe to assume that it’s not very far away especially judging by the remaining features for MVP completion. Gutenberg’s API and design patterns are at a stable enough stage where the time is ideal to discuss about the many technology decisions every WordPress developer will soon have to make, and perhaps pose some open questions up for debate.
PHP vs JavaScript
While WordPress is and will remain a PHP project, it goes without saying that JavaScript is going to have an equally important role when it comes to developing themes or plugins. Every “optimist” that hopes in relying on the Classic Editor compatibility plugin (and carrying on with business as usual) will eventually have to face the music; JavaScript is here to stay and it’ll be an extremely vital piece of the WordPress development puzzle. And it’s not like this came out of

1 min read Codeinwp
Community | bizzarodevs.com | 25 days ago

Bizarro Devs - a weekly newsletter with curated WordPress stories

BizarroDevs is a curated newsletter with all the cool, wacky and the obscure tech news, delivered each Tuesday (for free).

Bizarro Devs - a weekly newsletter with curated WordPress stories

Community | bizzarodevs.com | 25 days ago

Finally we have a reason to believe in deep learning technology. Any technology that multiplies the Nic Cage canon is a force for good. Meanwhile AI is cracking the impossible code and machine learning is helping us keep track of our fellow citizens. I guess what I want to say is React is a really good thing to have.
Electric sheep - technology

Plugins | collectiveray.com | 7 days ago

7 Best WooCommerce Booking Plugins for Scheduling Appointments or Reservations (2018)

Besides an online shop, WooCommerce can morph into other uses. One great usage for a website, WordPress and an online "shop" is the ability to take reservations, booking or appointments for a small business online. In this article, we round up all of the best bookings and appointments plugins, specifically for WooCommerce.

9 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | 20 days ago

February 2018 WordPress News - This Month in WordPress

Curated WordPress news and articles from the month of February 2018.

February 2018 WordPress News - This Month in WordPress

Community | codeinwp.com | 20 days ago

Hi everybody, ready for some cool WordPress news? I monitored what happened in the last month and picked the most interesting stories and articles from around the web, which I hope you’ll enjoy. In January, there was a lot of stuff going on and I had to narrow down the list a ton to end up with our usual 5-item format. So what are you going to read today? Birthday wishes for WordPress, a new security release and another one to come out very soon, a new bizarre tech-related newsletter, a toolkit that simplifies developers’ hassles with Gutenberg, users’ feedback about WordPress, plus many more interesting tutorials, guides, and tips from WordPress specialists in our community.
Welcome to the February 2018 edition of “This Month in WordPress with CodeinWP.”
WordPress Turns 15 Years Old
On January 25th, WordPress turned 15! Which is a lot if you look back and reflect on this from an outside perspective. It’s been 15 years of continuous evolution in terms of technology and community. And things keep moving fast, in a consistent way: the development goes on daily and people work hard to keep the adventure alive.
Let’s wish WordPress a happy birthday,

Community | cloudways.com | 4 days ago

Facebook WordPress Community Expectations about WordPress

At times when WordPress seems to place Gutenberg as priority #1, indeed, it is! But, here are some interesting opinions about what other users think about "priorities" for themselves.

Facebook WordPress Community Expectations about WordPress

Community | cloudways.com | 4 days ago

Recently Team Cloudways decided to go to the Facebook WordPress Community to discover their pain points and expectations for WordPress. Since we know that the time of the WordPressers is precious, we decided against taking the traditional route of floating a questionnaire to individual users. Instead, we opted to go to the two Facebook groups and directly connect to the WordPress users. To make things interesting we decided to offer a prize for the most insightful and interesting answers — $100 worth of Cloudways Hosting Credit.
Anatomy of the Contest
We started by shortlisting the most active Facebook Groups for WordPress users. Fortunately, the number of groups was sufficient enough to get some really good answers. In addition, we were hoping that since most of the WordPressers are active on Facebook, they would also like to participate in the contest.
We were pleasantly surprised by the responses of Facebook Group admins. We contacted two groups (FreelancersTools and WordPress.) and they agreed to post questions and in fact, they were very helpful in advising us about the dynamics of their groups.
Here is the question that we asked in FreelancersTools and WordPress.
Being a

5 min read Colin Newcomer
Business | herothemes.com | 13 days ago

12 WordPress Product Owners Share Their Thoughts On Offering Better Support

I asked 12 different WordPress product owners for their best tips on how to support WordPress products. Here are their answers!

12 WordPress Product Owners Share Their Thoughts On Offering Better Support

Business | herothemes.com | 13 days ago

If you develop a WordPress product, there’s one thing you can never escape: Customer support.
It might not always be fun. And sometimes it might feel like it’s not directly contributing to your bottom line.
But…
You have to do it.
And because it’s something you have to do, you should always have your head on a swivel for ways to offer better support.
What’s a better way to learn than to hear it straight from successful WordPress owners?
To help you offer better support for your WordPress product, we reached out to 12 successful WordPress product owners and asked them about how to offer the best support possible for WordPress products.
What 12 Successful WordPress Product Owners Say About Customer Support
When deciding who to reach out to, we wanted to get a mix of product owners who make consumer-facing products, as well as product owners who target developers (of course, there’s often an overlap between those two categories).
Here’s who we talked to:
Billy Young – Beaver Builder
Bryce Adams – Metorik
A Trio Of Happiness Engineers – ThemeIsle
Katie Keith – Barn2 Media
Boaz Haimovits – Elementor
Josh Kohlbach –

7 min read Eric Karkovack
Community | envato.com | 4 days ago

Why WordPress Was Groundbreaking for Designers

WordPress not only democratized publishing, but helped to push great design to the masses as well.

Why WordPress Was Groundbreaking for Designers

Community | envato.com | 4 days ago

Looking back at the history of web design is a great reminder of how far we’ve come. When we take a trip down memory lane, we often think of the trends that shaped an era. But it’s also important explore the role various tools have played in helping those trends expand and evolve. WordPress, in particular, has been an important piece of the puzzle in both functionality (which it receives tremendous credit for) and design (which we don’t hear too much about). But to fully get a sense of its impact on design, we need to look back at what content management systems (CMS) were like around the time of the very first WordPress release in 2003.
An Era of Sameness
Yes, there were other open source CMS platforms available before WordPress. Drupal, for example, was initially released in 2000. But one particular system from those days that stands out is PhpNuke. It’s billed as the “first PHP CMS” and was quite popular at the time. These days, it’s in use on a miniscule number of websites.
The software was functional, but was somewhat complicated to design for. Thus, you could often tell which CMS a site was running just by looking at the design. It led

6 min read Matt Cromwell
Editorials | mediatemple.net | 24 days ago

The WordPress Philosophy: What Is It and Why Should ... - Media Temple

This is the first of a series on the WordPress Philosophy. What is it and why does it matter. A new article will be published each month of this year.

The WordPress Philosophy: What Is It and Why Should ... - Media Temple

Editorials | mediatemple.net | 24 days ago

Have you ever installed a plugin into your WordPress website and thought, “Ummm… that’s different”? Something about it just stood out as not quite right. The settings felt strange, or there were way too many settings, or maybe it changed parts of your site in ways you didn’t expect. Most often this experience involves a plugin or a theme that doesn’t do things “The WordPress Way.” If you’ve ever heard that phrase, it probably sounded a bit mysterious. That’s because while “The WordPress Way” does have a definition, it’s still a bit fuzzy; it’s not so simple to boil it down to a sentence or two. It’s not merely about the settings interface, or where to put the menus — it’s a whole philosophy of understanding user experience, development, and even freedom itself.
This series is about the WordPress Philosophy. Yes, WordPress has an actual philosophy! This simple document will hold a lot of sway over everything that you interact with in your WordPress admin.
By the end of this series, you’ll have a stronger grasp of the WordPress Philosophy. You’ll be empowered to make more

5 min read weglot
Plugins | blog.weglot.com | 17 days ago

How to Create a Multilingual WordPress Gallery with Weglot and Modula

Guest post article from Cristian, Modula and CPOThemes developer, about creating multilingual WordPress gallery using Weglot and Modula plugins.

How to Create a Multilingual WordPress Gallery with Weglot and Modula

Plugins | blog.weglot.com | 17 days ago

This article is a guest post from Cristian, developer and owner of Modula WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin and CPOThemes. If you’ve ever created a multilingual website, you know the pain of tracking down every single little string and making sure it’s properly translated.
One of the reasons so many people are turning to Weglot is because it makes this process, well, a lot less painful.
And that got us wondering – could we use Weglot to translate all the text from Modula, our very own WordPress image gallery plugin?
Modula gives users an option to add plenty of non-standard text in the form of image titles, hover captions, and filterable categories, so we were interested if Weglot was up to the job of handling all these little details.
Well – spoiler – it was. And in this post, we’re going to share exactly how you can create a multilingual WordPress image gallery using Weglot and Modula.
Let’s get started!
Step 1: Create Your Gallery With Modula
Before you can translate a gallery, you need to actually…have a gallery.
Thankfully, Modula makes that pretty easy.
To get started, you head to Modula → Add Gallery. Then you:
Give it a name

6 min read Jim Zarkadas
Development | medium.com | 20 days ago

WordPress Gutenberg — Everything you need to get started

All the links, tutorials, resources and tools you need to learn and start using Gutenberg.

WordPress Gutenberg — Everything you need to get started

Development | medium.com | 20 days ago

WordPress Gutenberg All the tutorials, examples and tools you need to start using Gutenberg.
In 2018, WordPress aims at modernizing and simplifying the content creation experience with Gutenberg. Its name comes from Johannes Gutenberg, the founder of the printing press. This is considered to be one of the biggest changes for the WordPress user experience and the theme development workflow.
What is Gutenberg?
Most of us think that Gutenberg is just a new editor, but it’s not just that. While the editor is on focus right now, the project will ultimately impact the entire publishing experience including customization.
Up until now, editing a page meant tweaking its title, body and custom fields. With Gutenberg, this logic changes completely and it introduces the concept of blocks. Blocks are standalone, isolated and dynamic user interface components that are added dynamically through the wp-admin. I won’t elaborate on this, since the following video explains everything in detail.

10 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | Jan. 10, 2018

WordPress Gutenberg Guide: How to Build Your Next Site With It

A hands-on guide on how to actually use Gutenberg, its strong and weak points, and what's to expect in the future.

WordPress Gutenberg Guide: How to Build Your Next Site With It

Community | codeinwp.com | Jan. 10, 2018

Instead, this post recognizes the inevitability of Gutenberg and aims to provide you with a comprehensive resource on how to use the WordPress Gutenberg editor on your site so that you can continue to churn out awesome content when Gutenberg goes public. Whether this is the first time you’re hearing about the WordPress Gutenberg editor or you’re already somewhat familiar with it, this post will help you learn how you can use the new editor to build layouts for your WordPress content.
As a quick refresher, here’s what the WordPress TinyMCE editor looks like:
And here’s what things look like in the new WordPress Gutenberg editor:
It’s more than an aesthetic update, though. Gutenberg is going to completely change the editing experience by moving to a block-based approach to content (more on exactly what blocks are in a second!).
While the current focus is on content creation, the eventual goal is to have Gutenberg “go beyond the post into page templates and ultimately, full site customization.”
That means eventually you’ll be able to build your whole site using Gutenberg, including landing pages and other important content.
When will Gutenberg

6 min read Brian

How to debug “Error establishing a database connection”

We all experience this at one point in our blogging life. We stress, we freak and sometimes we even break down. In the article I'm sharing to day you will find the solutions to most instances of database connection issues.

How to debug “Error establishing a database connection”

As a newbie, the ‘Error establishing a database connection’ in WordPress can be a big headache for you, especially if it happens on its own without you change anything. If you have recently encountered this error in your WordPress, don’t panic at all. All you need to do is read this article until the end. I will provide you some exceptionally easy options to resolve this error.
But before that let’s see what this error actually is.
The ‘Error establishing a database connection means your site has no longer access to your database and for that reason, your website has gone down. It usually happens when a PHP code is unable to connect to your MySQL database.
There can be many possible scenarios that can cause this error. Some of the common are:
Corrupt Database-Anything which can cause your WP database to become corrupted
The server which hosts your database is down-It generally happens when the server of your hosting company is unable to handle heavy traffic on your website.
Inaccurate Login Credentials of your database- Many people don’t know but the database has separate login credentials (username & password). If for some reason those credentials

8 min read Roy Sivan
Plugins | calderaforms.com | 10 days ago

Using Conversion Measurement to Show You Care about Website ROI

You should be using forms to show customers how to improve their ROI

Using Conversion Measurement to Show You Care about Website ROI

Plugins | calderaforms.com | 10 days ago

Penni Stanton is one half of the two-woman website design and web marketing services company, Kabo Creative. Penni is a CIM qualified marketer turned website developer, who is just as happy manipulating CSS as she is writing conversion-based marketing content. If you design WordPress websites for a living, it is likely you are already including a list of ‘essentials’ such as security features, contact form plugins, Google Analytics integration and maybe even Google My Business set up.
Do you currently include contact form conversion measurement as part of this new website process? If not, you really should. When working with clients who generate leads from their websites, be that a small B2C building services company or a larger B2B service provider, it is worth helping them to understand the value of their website.
Delivering something that works well, is SEO friendly and properly branded is obviously important. But what about the long term? If you include form conversion measurement as standard, you can help your client to measure the value of their website from day one. That looks great for you, helps them improve their marketing and ultimately helps them to recommend

Tutorials | kinsta.com | 6 days ago

How to Change Your WordPress Domain (Keeping SEO Benefits)

There are a lot of different reasons why you might want to change domain names. This is a complete step by step tutorial you can follow.

11 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | Jan. 12, 2018

12 of the Best Tech Newsletters to Subscribe to in 2018

A fine selection of newsletters, with a sneak peek that will help you choose which ones suite your style.

12 of the Best Tech Newsletters to Subscribe to in 2018

Community | codeinwp.com | Jan. 12, 2018

Searching for the best tech newsletters to subscribe to in 2018? The pace of technological development can make it very hard to stay up to date (as well as time-consuming). Throw in the tremendous amounts of great content produced every day, and you can really struggle to keep abreast of everything. That’s why the curated newsletter is making a comeback and is so popular now! The concept itself is pretty simple – curated newsletters are just emails that contain a selection of popular, interesting or noteworthy content. Many of the best tech newsletters out there will help you separate the wheat from the chaff while also saving you some precious hours (immediately cutting down your search and scan time).
With that in mind, we have compiled the following list of the 11 best tech newsletters (and web culture newsletters) around. The topics covered in them range from A.I., to the death of blogging (again!). Some of the newsletters provide roundups, whereas others go in-depth on particular subjects. One notable example even takes you outside the Valley bubble to see what is happening in tech in less represented areas of the globe.
Let’s check them out (no particular order):

2 min read Ben Pines
Community | elementor.com | Dec. 28, 2017

Elementor's 2017 In Review

It's been an amazing year, growing from 30K to 400K in just 12 months. Here we decided to take a look back at all the amazing things we shipped throughout the year, a lot of them thanks to the great feedback we received from our users.

Elementor's 2017 In Review

Community | elementor.com | Dec. 28, 2017

2017 has been an amazing year. Looking back, it is impressive to see just how many features we managed to release in a single year. For us, each new feature is not just another shiny coat of paint. Each feature represents a new way of creation, and hundreds of hours of planning and development behind the scenes. We are proud of every single feature, but especially proud of how they all combine to deliver the full design experience of Elementor. Browse through the months to see just how we evolved over the past 12 months If you managed to scroll this far, you can already guess our underlying foundation behind each of these features: 'Design better. Design faster.' We plan to keep the increase our already fast dedicated pace for 2018, delivering new innovative solutions that will make your work creative play more remarkable and fun

2 min read Aline
Community | mastermind.fm | Nov. 21, 2017

Episode 84 - Million Dollar Corruption in WordPress

A turbulent second half of the Dumitru Brinzan interview at Mastermind.fm where he openly talks about some very real problems that are festering behind the apparent blockbuster success of WordPress.

Episode 84 - Million Dollar Corruption in WordPress

Community | mastermind.fm | Nov. 21, 2017

This turbulent second half of the the Dumitru Brinzan interview revolves around his controversial blog post Inside WordPress.org Theme Review Team: Money, Abuse and Inconsistent Leadership. Donnacha and Dumitru discuss the series of events that led him to be the first member of the WordPress.org Theme Review Team to publicly call out the corruption that makes WordPress worse for users but, conveniently, hands a million dollar business advantage to leading volunteers.
We talk about how Dumitru’s background, growing up in Eastern Europe before the fall of communism, imprinted upon him the urgent importance of not allowing corruption to slide, especially in slow-moving, bureaucratic, cult-of-personality situations.
For anyone involved in WordPress, this interview is worth listening to precisely because it is so rare to ever hear an insider talk openly about the very real problems that are festering behind the apparent blockbuster success of WordPress.
Dumitru Brinzan:
@dumitru
http://www.Brinzan.com/
@hermesthemes
Donnacha:
@WordSkill
http://www.WordSkill.com/
https://www.RedPen.com
https://www.facebook.com/donnacha

20 min read Matt Cromwell
Community | mattcromwell.com | Jan. 22, 2018

Who and What I'll Be Following in 2018 - Matt Cromwell

This isn't a list of "WordPress Celebrities". This is a list of topics that will greatly impact WordPress this year, and those who heavily influence that subject. This is who I'll be following this year.

Who and What I'll Be Following in 2018 - Matt Cromwell

Community | mattcromwell.com | Jan. 22, 2018

2018 will be a big year for WordPress. Here's my list of top topics and people to be following in 2018 to stay in the know and some of the most influential things happening in WordPress this year. You might see a lot of lists like this cropping up at the beginning of every new year. A list of “WordPress celebrities” that you should follow. Often, articles like this are just long lists of twitter profiles that are reshuffled and recycled year over year. Why should you follow these people? No one knows! They’re just the people to follow.
This is not one of those lists.
This is my list. These are things and people that I’m personally interested in. This is a list of topics that I believe will be extremely influential in the WordPress space in 2018. Within each topic, I list the people and/or companies that I believe will have strong contributions to that topic. In my WordCamp and conference travels and daily conversations with WordPress professionals, these are the folks that come up again and again as doing awesome work worth following.
So if you’re interested in WordPress like I am, here’s who to follow and why you should in 2018.
Gutenberg
By every