Do The Woo Community: A Candid Conversation on Hosting Benchmarks and Testing

Kevin Ohashi from Review Signal and Ryan MacDonald from Liquid Web discuss the value of benchmarking and testing for hosting services.
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WPTavern: WordCamp Asia 2023 Tentatively Set For February 17-19 in Bangkok, Thailand

WordCamp Asia is tentatively back on the schedule of in-person WordPress events with new dates: February 17-19, 2023, in Bangkok, Thailand. It will begin with a Contributor day, followed by two conference days. Asia’s inaugural flagship WordCamp was originally scheduled for March 2020 but was the first international WordPress event to be cancelled due to the pandemic. It was cancelled just nine days before it was scheduled to happen, a difficult but necessary decision, despite all the hard work volunteers had…

Akismet: How to Create a Custom WordPress User Registration Form

Converting visitors into registered users is a big win for any website. If you’re going to build a loyal community, a quick and easy user registration form is essential. Fortunately, there are various ways to create a custom WordPress user registration form. With the right tool, you should have no problems capturing leads, building your mailing list, and reaping the many other benefits of user registrations. In this post, we’ll discuss why registration forms play a huge role in running a…

WPTavern: The Dream of Exporting WordPress Block Themes from the Site Editor Is Close to Reality

I have said it before, but it bears repeating: the next generation of WordPress theme authors will design from the site editor. It seems that Gutenberg project contributors are making good on my promise. Earlier today, I exported a WordPress theme from the site editor. Exporting the Twenty Twenty-Two theme. The resulting ZIP file seemed to include all the necessary bits to upload and activate like any other theme. This was a feature that I had been waiting on for…

Post Status: Post Status Notes #489

Post Status: Post Status Notes #489

An App Store for WordPress.com? Performance Team Gathers Steam. WP Notify. FSE Beta. Block is Beautiful. Security, Plugin, Dev, Acquisitions. An App Store for WordPress — .com? Donna Cavalier recently announced on the WordPress.com blog that “instant purchases of plugins, themes, and even services” are “coming soon” to WordPress.com. In fact, they are coming “right within” the WordPress.com dashboard. The new App Store-like experience is described as providing an integrated and “curated selection” of the “best” plugins, “premium” themes, and…

WPTavern: WordPress Performance Team Releases New Feature Plugin For Testing Improvements In Progress

WordPress’ performance team has released a new feature plugin called Performance Lab that includes a set of performance-related improvements for core. The team, which formed just five months ago, is led by Yoast and Google-sponsored core contributors, and has had more than 250 people join its Slack channel, with many participating regularly in weekly chats. This first release includes the following modules, which are in varying states of development: WebP Uploads: Creates WebP versions for new JPEG image uploads if supported by…

WPTavern: Play the Piano and Other Instruments via the WordPress Block Editor

Tetsuaki Hamano released the Piano Block plugin for WordPress on Monday. It allows users to insert a piano-based interface into the editor for playing music. Mostly, it is just a lot of fun. Hamano launched RichText Extension, his first submission to the WordPress plugin directory, in the spring of 2020. At the time, block-related plugins were still scarce, but he has continued contributing extensions since that initial release. Flexible Spacer Block is invaluable for responsive vertical spacing. Flexible Table does the…

WPTavern: WordPress Multisite Is Still a Valuable and Often Necessary Tool

Rob Howard rocked the boat last week in calling for the deprecation of WordPress multisite in the latest MasterWP newsletter. He argued that “the brave and noble add-on is no longer necessary or valuable to developers.” The responses via Twitter were swift and in disagreement. Before WordPress 3.0, multisite was an entirely separate system called WPMU (WordPress MultiUser). It was a mess to set up, and one of the best things to ever happen to it was that it was rolled…

Gutenberg Times: Building with Blocks, Hyping Headers, 52 Themes and more – Weekend Edition 204

Howdy, As many, I look with horror at the tanks and troops marching into the Ukraine. My heart goes out to all the people there, especially WordPress contributors. In Friday’s issue of The Repository, Rae Morey wrote on Standing by WordPress Folks in Ukraine with more details. We are here for everyone affected. If you need any kind of support, please reach out, and we’ll do our best to help as much as possible. Please stay safe! If it…

BuddyPress: BuddyPress 10.1

BuddyPress: BuddyPress 10.1.0 Maintenance Release

Immediately available is BuddyPress 10.1.0. This maintenance release fixes ten bugs. For details on the changes, please read the 10.1.0 release notes. Update to BuddyPress 10.1.0 today in your WordPress Dashboard, or by downloading from the WordPress.org plugin repository. Many thanks to 10.1.0 contributors  muhittinsahilli, oztaser, r-a-y, niftythree, vapvarun, dcavins, sx1001, espellcaste, dd32 & imath. Special mentions to niftythree who reported 5 bugs  and to oztaser who contributed with 5 patches to fix 40% of the bugs . Source: WordPress Planet…