This Week in WordPress #234

This Week in WordPress #234

The WordPress news from the last week which commenced Monday 5th December 2022

Another week, and we’re bringing you the latest WordPress news from the last seven days, including…

  • The WP Community Collective Launches aiming to help people get funding for community-based initiatives.
  • Where are we at with Phase 3 of Gutenberg… Collaborative Editing?
  • ChatGPT creates a working WordPress plugin on its first try!
  • WordPress Sandbox Project Demos allows you to test drive themes and plugins in the browser.
  • There’s a few jobs down there as well…

There’s a whole lot more than this, as there is each and every week, and you can find all that by scrolling down and clicking on the links!


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The WP Community Collective Launches Nonprofit to Fund Individual Contributors and Community-Based Initiatives
The WP Community Collective (WPCC) officially launched today as a new nonprofit organization dedicated to funding individual WordPress contributors and community-led initiatives. It was founded by Sé Reed, Katie Adams Farrell, and Courtney Robertson…
The WP Community Collective Launches Nonprofit to Fund Individual Contributors and Community-Based Initiatives
The WP Community Collective (WPCC) officially launched today as a new nonprofit organization dedicated to funding individual WordPress contributors and community-led initiatives. It was founded by Sé Reed, Katie Adams Farrell, and Courtney Robertson…
Blessings and curses of turning your hobby into a career
Back in 2012, I was a media and communications student at Umeå University in northern Sweden. The overall state of the newspaper business had convinced me not to pursue a career in journalism, and I had figured the second best thing would be to work with media relations for a business or organization I’d feel passionate about…
Blessings and curses of turning your hobby into a career
Back in 2012, I was a media and communications student at Umeå University in northern Sweden. The overall state of the newspaper business had convinced me not to pursue a career in journalism, and I had figured the second best thing would be to work with media relations for a business or organization I’d feel passionate about…
#54 – Steve Burge on Where We’re at With Multi-Author Collaboration in WordPress
Although Steve is originally from England, he now lives in Sarasota, Florida. He leads the team at PublishPress, which is a plugin company focusing on improving the publishing experience for WordPress users. The topic of today’s podcast is very much in his wheelhouse…
#54 – Steve Burge on Where We’re at With Multi-Author Collaboration in WordPress
Although Steve is originally from England, he now lives in Sarasota, Florida. He leads the team at PublishPress, which is a plugin company focusing on improving the publishing experience for WordPress users. The topic of today’s podcast is very much in his wheelhouse…
Proposed 2023 Global Community Sponsorship Program
After deliberation and conversation with current Global Sponsors, we have the proposed draft for the 2023 Global Community Sponsorship Program. If you know a company that you think would be…
Proposed 2023 Global Community Sponsorship Program
After deliberation and conversation with current Global Sponsors, we have the proposed draft for the 2023 Global Community Sponsorship Program. If you know a company that you think would be…
A Developers Guide to Block Themes – Part 2
Learn the how to develop block themes development in part 2 of the Developers Guide to Block Themes. The course will continue on from what you learned in part 1…
A Developers Guide to Block Themes – Part 2
Learn the how to develop block themes development in part 2 of the Developers Guide to Block Themes. The course will continue on from what you learned in part 1…
Learn WordPress Site Updates – December 2022
There have been a number of updates to the Learn WordPress site over the last month or two, so I thought it worth highlighting them here to raise their visibility…
Learn WordPress Site Updates – December 2022
There have been a number of updates to the Learn WordPress site over the last month or two, so I thought it worth highlighting them here to raise their visibility…
The Block Editor Is Coming to WordPress’ Support Forums
The block editor was introduced to WordPress in 2018 and has matured into a more user-friendly tool for expression over the past four years. WordPress.org’s Meta Team is now experimenting with how they can bring the block editor into the support forums…
The Block Editor Is Coming to WordPress’ Support Forums
The block editor was introduced to WordPress in 2018 and has matured into a more user-friendly tool for expression over the past four years. WordPress.org’s Meta Team is now experimenting with how they can bring the block editor into the support forums…
Jem’s Guide to WordPress Website Performance Auditing and Optimisation
Website performance is an important factor in the success of your website. Site speed affects conversions, search engine traffic and sales. Lighter websites also use less power…
Jem’s Guide to WordPress Website Performance Auditing and Optimisation
Website performance is an important factor in the success of your website. Site speed affects conversions, search engine traffic and sales. Lighter websites also use less power…
WP Tasty is Now Part of the Strategy11 Family
The best WordPress plugins for food bloggers has a new home! Find out more about what’s up and the future plans…
WP Tasty is Now Part of the Strategy11 Family
The best WordPress plugins for food bloggers has a new home! Find out more about what’s up and the future plans…

Plugins / Themes / Blocks

ChatGPT Creates a Working WordPress Plugin – On the First Try
While some are busy predicting the end of search engines and sounding the death knell for human-generated writing, others are fascinated by the potential of AI systems to fundamentally reshape the process of creation. WordPress developer Johnathon Williams brought this close to home when he asked ChatGPT to spin up a WordPress plugin…
ChatGPT Creates a Working WordPress Plugin – On the First Try
While some are busy predicting the end of search engines and sounding the death knell for human-generated writing, others are fascinated by the potential of AI systems to fundamentally reshape the process of creation. WordPress developer Johnathon Williams brought this close to home when he asked ChatGPT to spin up a WordPress plugin…
WordPress Plugin Development Best Practices: Plugin Templates
The initial stages of creating a WordPress plugin is tedious affair. In this article, we look at four of the most popular tools to quickly bootstrap new plugins using templates…
WordPress Plugin Development Best Practices: Plugin Templates
The initial stages of creating a WordPress plugin is tedious affair. In this article, we look at four of the most popular tools to quickly bootstrap new plugins using templates…
Jetpack 11.6 Adds Block Pattern Support to Forms
Jetpack has introduced a major update to its Form block in the latest version 11.6 release. Users can now interact with the various form templates as patterns…
Jetpack 11.6 Adds Block Pattern Support to Forms
Jetpack has introduced a major update to its Form block in the latest version 11.6 release. Users can now interact with the various form templates as patterns…
Abbreviation Button for the Block Editor
Thanks to David Bisset for finding these. Add an abbreviation format button to the formatting toolbar in the block editor…
Abbreviation Button for the Block Editor
Thanks to David Bisset for finding these. Add an abbreviation format button to the formatting toolbar in the block editor…
Lang Attribute for the Block Editor
Add lang attribute to the text formatting toolbar in the block editor…
Lang Attribute for the Block Editor
Add lang attribute to the text formatting toolbar in the block editor…
How to Add Payment Gateways to WordPress [with Stripe!]
Looking for a way to add payment gateways to WordPress? This guide shows you how to add payment gateways in WordPress using Formidable & Link by Stripe…
How to Add Payment Gateways to WordPress [with Stripe!]
Looking for a way to add payment gateways to WordPress? This guide shows you how to add payment gateways in WordPress using Formidable & Link by Stripe…
New WordPress Sandbox Project Demos: Test-Drive Themes and Plugins in the Browser
WordPress Sandbox, an experimental project that uses WebAssembly (WASM) to run WordPress in the browser without a PHP server, has been chugging along steadily since Automattic-sponsored core contributor Adam Zieliński introduced it earlier this year….
New WordPress Sandbox Project Demos: Test-Drive Themes and Plugins in the Browser
WordPress Sandbox, an experimental project that uses WebAssembly (WASM) to run WordPress in the browser without a PHP server, has been chugging along steadily since Automattic-sponsored core contributor Adam Zieliński introduced it earlier this year….
Brizy raises $2.4M to create the world’s first multi-platform website builder
Today, we are excited to announce that we’ve raised a $2.4M seed investment round and we are backed by one of Europe’s most active tech-funds, Fuel Ventures…
Brizy raises $2.4M to create the world’s first multi-platform website builder
Today, we are excited to announce that we’ve raised a $2.4M seed investment round and we are backed by one of Europe’s most active tech-funds, Fuel Ventures…

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How to Fix & Remove the “Click Allow If You Are Not a Robot” Redirect
Learn about how malicious JavaScript found injected into WordPress plugins is redirecting websites to push notification scams and how to protect your site from this infection…
How to Fix & Remove the “Click Allow If You Are Not a Robot” Redirect
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WordPress Vulnerability Report – December 7, 2022
Each week, we report the latest vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins and themes. Vulnerable WordPress plugins and themes are the #1 reason WordPress sites get hacked…
WordPress Vulnerability Report – December 7, 2022
Each week, we report the latest vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins and themes. Vulnerable WordPress plugins and themes are the #1 reason WordPress sites get hacked…
How to Remove the ‘Deceptive Site Ahead’ Warning
Although you’re not aware of anything changing on your WordPress site, suddenly, there’s a “Dangerous Site” warning by your site’s URL in your browser’s address bar, and you’re not sure what happened…
How to Remove the ‘Deceptive Site Ahead’ Warning
Although you’re not aware of anything changing on your WordPress site, suddenly, there’s a “Dangerous Site” warning by your site’s URL in your browser’s address bar, and you’re not sure what happened…

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307 – Upselling services
So you’re in the business of selling WordPress websites? If you are in that business, then I can guarantee you that there’s more money to be made than just getting…
307 – Upselling services
So you’re in the business of selling WordPress websites? If you are in that business, then I can guarantee you that there’s more money to be made than just getting…

Jobs

Technical Customer Support at WP Rocket – Remote
We are looking for a friendly person in love with customer support to join the Support Tier 2 team for our website optimization plugin WP Rocket.
Technical Customer Support at WP Rocket – Remote
We are looking for a friendly person in love with customer support to join the Support Tier 2 team for our website optimization plugin WP Rocket.
Job Designer (Full/Part-Time, Remote)
Barn2 is seeking a talented designer with a keen eye for detail to join our team. As our main designer, you will ensure that everything we do portrays a consistent brand identity and is supported by excellent design. You will also have the opportunity to design aspects of our WordPress plugins which are used by over 50,000 customers worldwide.
Job Designer (Full/Part-Time, Remote)
Barn2 is seeking a talented designer with a keen eye for detail to join our team. As our main designer, you will ensure that everything we do portrays a consistent brand identity and is supported by excellent design. You will also have the opportunity to design aspects of our WordPress plugins which are used by over 50,000 customers worldwide.
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Not WordPress, but useful anyway…

Google Rolls Out December 2022 “Helpful Content” Update
Google is in the process of rolling out its December 2022 “helpful content” system update, which started on the 5th and is becoming more visible in search results…
Google Rolls Out December 2022 “Helpful Content” Update
Google is in the process of rolling out its December 2022 “helpful content” system update, which started on the 5th and is becoming more visible in search results…
How secure a Twitter replacement is Mastodon? Let us count the ways
The demise of Twitter’s security and privacy teams has people looking for alternatives…
How secure a Twitter replacement is Mastodon? Let us count the ways
The demise of Twitter’s security and privacy teams has people looking for alternatives…
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