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Community | kinsta.com | 14 hours ago

Interview with Sallie Goetsch of WP Fangirl

Check out this interview with Sallie Goetsch of WP Fangirl, a WordPress consultant who can help you build a new site. She also organizes the East Bay WordPress Meetup and is a regular panelist on the WP-Tonic podcast.

Interview with Sallie Goetsch of WP Fangirl

Community | kinsta.com | 14 hours ago

You can find Sallie on LinkedIn or Twitter. This is our recent interview with her, as part of our Kinsta Kingpin series. Q1: What is your background, & how did you first get involved with WordPress?
I’m actually a classicist: I spent 5 years not getting a PhD in Greek and Latin language and literature. That’s how I came to build my first website, too. My specialty was ancient theater in modern performance. It’s a small field; practically everyone who does it knows everyone else. In 1993, with the help of a couple of colleagues, I started an online journal about the subject (reviews, listings, articles), published by FTP and Gopher. In 1994, someone showed me the World Wide Web. I found a Teach Yourself HTML book and got started. That publication would have been perfect for WordPress, but this was the “Uphill both ways barefoot in the snow” days of web development. There was no such thing as a content management system. (Didaskalia (www.didaskalia.net) still exists, but alas, it’s still not on WordPress.)
At the end of 1998 I moved back to the US after four years in England and retired from teaching. I spent about 18 months just regaining my health

7 min read Dodgers Benny
Community | pagely.com | 13 hours ago

WordPress vs. Medium vs. Facebook Instant Articles: Which One is Right for Your Business?

If you have a blog for your business, there’s a good chance it’s built on WordPress. There’s a reason for that. WordPress is reliable and secure as both a blog and website platform. It’s also fairly intuitive to use. While other competitors have popped up over the years, but WordPress remains the most popular blogging and web tool. Today, more than 15 million websites use it!

WordPress vs. Medium vs. Facebook Instant Articles: Which One is Right for Your Business?

Community | pagely.com | 13 hours ago

These days, you’ve got more than just WordPress as a potential channel for your content marketing efforts. Other options, including Medium and Facebook Instant Articles, have their own merit. In this post, we’ll review and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each so that you can make an informed decision about how best to reach your audience. Tried and True: WordPress
If you have a blog for your business, there’s a good chance it’s built on WordPress. There’s a reason for that. WordPress is reliable and secure as both a blog and website platform. It’s also fairly intuitive to use. While other competitors have popped up over the years, but WordPress remains the most popular blogging and web tool. Today, more than 15 million websites use it!
What It’s Best For: If you want a blog that’s incorporated into your website, making it easy for people to go from one to the other, having a WordPress blog is essential. It’s much easier to convert visitors into customers when information on your products or services is just a click away. With the other options we’ll discuss in a moment, converting visitors to customers is much more difficult.

6 min read David McCan
Community | wptavern.com | 3 days ago

Disqus Hits Sites with Unwanted Advertising, Plans to Charge Large Publishers a Monthly Fee to Remove Ads

Sarah Gooding reviews the recent announcement by Disqus to start injecting advertising into the comments, which can be removed by a monthly subscription.

Disqus Hits Sites with Unwanted Advertising, Plans to Charge Large Publishers a Monthly Fee to Remove Ads

Community | wptavern.com | 3 days ago

When Disqus announced it would be releasing new, subscription-based versions later this year, users didn’t expect to have the new advertising model injected into their sites without notice. Disqus CEO Daniel Ha said the company would release finalized pricing and provide more details well in advance of its planned March release, but users are reporting that the advertising has already been forced into their comments without warning. Why did @disqus just add a bunch of ads to my site without my permission? https://t.co/CzXTTuGs67 pic.twitter.com/y2QbFFzM8U
— Harry Campbell (@TheRideShareGuy) February 1, 2017
“We are one of the lucky 5% who now has to pay if we don’t want really irrelevant and horribly spammy links just plopped on our site with zero warning,” BabyCenter Social Media Manager Dina Vernon Freeman said. “Unless our users (mainly millennial parents) should care about overpaying for dentures! We’re looking for other platforms ASAP.”
Brian O’Neill, who manages Slugger O’Toole, a site with more than 70,000 readers, was also hit with unwanted advertising on his site.
“Disqus has started to put ads into our comments

2 min read Matt Medeiros
Community | youtube.com | 6 days ago

Build a website the way you want to

So what if people criticize the way you build websites?

Build a website the way you want to

Community | youtube.com | 6 days ago

Get more videos like this: http://eepurl.com/f1Dhv She asked about hiding the names of themes & plugins she uses on her client projects, because she's afraid of the "WordPress Police."
"You're doing it the wrong way. You should build it from scratch. Who uses a plugin to do that?!"
We've all heard it, and maybe even said it ourselves. But here's the deal: the market is changing and it's time to adapt. Page builders, and for the most part plugins that make building sites easier, are getting better and better. The companies behind them realize no one likes lag or bloat -- it won't fly -- so they work hard to optimize their software.
Before you know it, WordPress core will have it's own builder-like features (https://make.wordpress.org/design/201...), which will certainly flip that argument on to it's head for naysayers.
In this video, I discuss where the problem *really* stems from, and what consultants AND clients can do to avoid it. Anyway, I'm sure my more seasoned colleagues may disagree, so I'm looking forward to debating in the comments or on Twitter!
Thanks for watching!
-- New version of Conductor Plugin is out! --
https://conductorplugin.com
Check it out,

7 min read Dodgers Benny
Community | halfelf.org | 4 days ago

A Case for REST API

This post isn’t about the reasons why someone might need to disable the automatic updates. No, this is about the argument I saw stem from the vulnerability, whereby people said it was proof the REST API should be disabled by default.

A Case for REST API

Community | halfelf.org | 4 days ago

WordPress 4.7.1 and 4.7 were vulnerable via the REST API. Any unauthenticated user could modify the content of any post or page on a site. Since the release of the information, a surprisingly large number of users failed to update to 4.7.2 and, thus, were hacked. I say surprisingly because WordPress enabled automatic updates quite a while ago (WordPress 3.7), which will automatically secure your WordPress install. There have been 18 automated releases since then (which is why we have 3.7.18) and the vast majority have addressed security in one way, shape, or form.
But this post isn’t about the reasons why someone might need to disable the automatic updates. No, this is about the argument I saw stem from the vulnerability, whereby people said it was proof the REST API should be disabled by default.
And to them I say “No.”
The REST API Probably Has More Vulnerabilities
Look, I’m not going to lie to you. The odds are high that the REST API, which is a very new feature, probably has some serious issues still. But, as my friend Helen pointed out to those arguing for it to be disabled by default.
Why should this be treated differently from XML-RPC? Have you gone through

3 min read Ahmad Awais
Community | make.wordpress.org | 5 days ago

Core Editor Meeting Notes 2017 [Gutenberg Editor]

Exciting things are happening while we build Gutenberg UI prototype, I wrote the meeting notes for this week's core-editor team meeting. Have at it!

Core Editor Meeting Notes 2017 [Gutenberg Editor]

Community | make.wordpress.org | 5 days ago

WordPress community has been actively participating to help make the new editor for WordPress. There’s lots of activity both in Slack and at GitHub. It’s an incredible time to contribute. Here’s the meeting summary for this week’s editor team meeting (agenda here) in #core-editor Slack channel.
MEETING NOTES:
Let’s keep working on the UI prototype — Gutenberg UI prototype. Some ideas for improvements discussed in the meeting are mentioned below:
Toolbars
Five of them: I (@mrahmadawais) suggested that we should try to consolidate the multiple toolbars, so there aren’t five.
Text vs. Block: Mel (@melchoyce) also felt that Gutenberg UI prototype does feel heavier, she also suggested that the text shouldn’t feel like a block.
Blocks Or Not: I tend to agree with her considering it’s hard to think about aligning text across multiple blocks — maybe it’s the block feeling. That said, Weston (@westonruter) said that the different toolbars can be contextual to the block being edited.
Accessibility: @iseulde suggested the docked contextual toolbars make more sense from the accessibility point of view.
Colors
Ease of Use
Copy/Paste:

7 min read Alex Denning
Community | wpshout.com | 6 days ago

Why I'm Relearning WordPress Development

There's (probably) never been a better time to learn WordPress development – here's why I'm relearning it, and how you can too.

Why I'm Relearning WordPress Development

Community | wpshout.com | 6 days ago

Nearly eight years ago I started publishing about WordPress development here on WPShout. I was sixteen at the time, and had just discovered this magical publishing platform called WordPress. With a fair amount of time on my hands, I started to share what I’d learned. When I started, it was a lot easier to run a site about WordPress development. Indeed, fairly quickly WPShout became one of the most popular publishers on WordPress development – full stop – without me really knowing what I was talking about.
That was fine eight years ago; vastly fewer people knew what they were talking about. It was a totally acceptable to publish a (not great) code tutorial and update it when comments and feedback offered better ideas. There’s a lot of truth in Jeff from the WP Tavern’s idea that we were learning together at the time.
Over the years I published hundreds of posts on WPShout. And as I started working more with themes (I even had an ill-fated attempt to launch my own theme shop), I gradually became closer to the development expert I’d positioned myself as all along.
But David & Fred KNOW WordPress Development
As WordPress grew, more people who really

Community | wptavern.com | 5 days ago

WordCamp Miami 2017 to Host JavaScript Track, AMA Spots, and 2-Day Kids’ Camp

Kids track and "call for speakers for kids" - absolutely amazing ideas, gj Miami!

WordCamp Miami 2017 to Host JavaScript Track, AMA Spots, and 2-Day Kids’ Camp

Community | wptavern.com | 5 days ago

The event’s organizers usually attempt to get “” by inviting speakers with experience in other platforms to share with attendees. This year’s lineup includes two sessions from members of the Drupal and Joomla communities. Mike Herchel, a front-end web developer at Lullabot, will present a session titled “WordPress & Drupal: Community and Contribution Differences and Lessons.” Aleksander Kuczek, CEO of Perfect Dashboard and a Joomla Extension Directory team member, will be speaking about how Joomla handles plugin contributions.

Community | howibuilt.it | 7 days ago

Episode 23: Scott Bolinger and AppPresser - How I Built It

It's all about mobile apps and Javascript frameworks in this episode of How I Built It! Scott and I talk about building and transforming AppPresser with the changing landscape of both WordPress & mobile apps.

11 min read Benjamin Intal

How We Increased Our Plugin's Javascript Performance by 200%

A few tips on how we increased the performance of our Javascript-heavy WordPress plugin using Chrome's Timeline Profiler, FastDom, and a few JS guidelines.

How We Increased Our Plugin's Javascript Performance by 200%

Last February 2, 2017, Ann Taylor wrote the article 12 Things We Need to See From WordPress Page Builders in 2017 + Who Already Gets It Right in CodeInWP. We’ve been continuously improving Page Builder Sandwich for more than a year now: we do our research, listen to our customers, so we thought Page Builder Sandwich was gonna make it to CodeInWP’s “Who Got it Right” article. We didn’t, though, because of performance. So we asked Ann about it, and she replied:
…I played around with a free version a bit. It shows a lot of promise: lots of modules, pretty intuitive UI, great WYSIWYG experience, everything is dragged around easily. However, when I had around 10 modules on the page, it became hard to continue working with it because of low editing speed…
So according to her, Page Builder Sandwich has performance issues. And since we always listen to feedback, we checked it out.
Testing the Performance
We needed a way to check out PBS’s performance; since PBS mostly runs on the browser via Javascript, Chrome’s Timeline profiler was the right tool for the job. The timeline profiler can identify and measure which processes are taking place

7 min read David McCan
Community | wptavern.com | 5 days ago

Matt Mullenweg Responds to Security Rant: Digital Signatures for WordPress Updates Are Important but Not a Priority

This article at the Tavern reviews the discussion on adding digital signatures to WordPress updates. It summarizes Scott Arciszewski thoughts and Matt Mullenweg's response.

Matt Mullenweg Responds to Security Rant: Digital Signatures for WordPress Updates Are Important but Not a Priority

Community | wptavern.com | 5 days ago

Scott Arciszewski, Chief Development Officer for Paragon Initiative Enterprises, who is most widely known for his cryptography engineering work, published a post on Medium criticizing Matt Mullenweg, co-creator of the WordPress open-source software project, for not caring enough about security. Arciszewski has since retracted the post but you can read it via the Wayback Machine. Arciszewski is working on a project known as libsodium, a core extension to PHP 7.2 which allows for encryption, decryption, signatures, password hashing and more. Its goal is to enable developers to build higher-level cryptographic tools.
WordPress’ automatic update system is handled through api.wordpress.org. Since updates do not have a digital signature, if api.wordpress.org were compromised, attackers could send malicious updates to thousands or millions of sites. This scenario was at the forefront of people’s minds late last year after Wordfence published details of a complex security vulnerability that could have compromised the update servers.
Arciszewski suggests offline code signing and elliptic curve cryptography as solutions, “The key that can produce a valid signature for a file

2 min read Ben Pines
Community | elementor.com | 8 days ago

10 Unique Price Table Designs, and How We Created Them

Here are 10 examples of unique price tables, and how we created them with the new price table widget.

10 Unique Price Table Designs, and How We Created Them

Community | elementor.com | 8 days ago

Today we are sharing our most valuable best practices for designing beautiful & highly converting price tables with Elementor. Here in Elementor, our goal is not just to give you the tool, but help you use it. Today I want to focus on a newly added Pro widget, the Price Table, and show you a few examples of best practices for creating beautiful and effective pricing tables.
Our previous tutorial about designing hero scenes has gotten great feedback, and my hope is that this article will also help you design better pricing tables.
Before we get started, I invite you to check out the full video tutorial by Elementor FED Josh Marom. In the video, Josh explains just how to use every aspect of this new widget.

2 min read Omaar Osmaan
Community | opensource.guide | 6 days ago

Open Source Guide

Everything you'll ever need to know about contributing or maintaining to an open source project - this guide greatly done by GitHub. Not directly related to WordPress but if you're an WordPress plugin/theme author- give it a read.

Open Source Guide

Community | opensource.guide | 6 days ago

Open source software is made by people just like you. Learn how to launch and grow your project. Want to contribute to open source? A guide to making open source contributions, for first-timers and for veterans.
Building a community that encourages people to use, contribute to, and evangelize your project.
Making your life easier as an open source maintainer, from documenting processes to leveraging your community.
Everything you've ever wondered about the legal side of open source, and a few things you didn't.
Want to make a suggestion? This content is open source. Help us improve it.

2 min read Ben Gillbanks

Making Pro Plugins - Learn to launch your WordPress plugin with a paid license fee

Looks like an interesting course on building, marketing and selling premium plugins for WordPress. Not sure the market for this will be that big, but might be interesting to check out for some. I certainly feel there's a lot of untapped potential in premium WP plugins.

Making Pro Plugins - Learn to launch your WordPress plugin with a paid license fee

Learn everything I've picked up from selling pro plugins for the last two years, and from speaking one-on-one with countless plugin authors. Get over your fears and solidify your plugin idea.
By the end the premium plugin will be launched, for only the cost of hosting a WordPress site ($4/mo for the first 3 months with a discount)
Once you get some sales, make things easier for you and your pro customers with automatic updates and license keys.
Avoid most issues with hosting in the free WordPress.org plugin directory, and get a free version released as a way to drive quality traffic to your pro plugin site.
Streamline the process of maintaining and releasing new versions of your free and pro plugins
Go through and set up ways to funnel people to your plugin website and convert them into customers
Set up a proper support system for your plugin to keep you and your customers happy

3 min read Jason Resnick

Tom Harrigan promoted to Partner, VP of Strategic Technology

Our very on moderator with an awesome promotion bringing some innovation to WordPress in awesome and creative ways!

Tom Harrigan promoted to Partner, VP of Strategic Technology

The team at Alley Interactive is proud to announce that Tom Harrigan has been promoted to Partner and Vice President of Strategic Technology. In his new role, Tom will drive Alley’s exploration into new mediums such as voice, chat bots, and other emerging publishing trends. Tom also leads development teams for Alley clients including Time Inc. and The Players’ Tribune. Over the past year, Tom directed launches for People.com, PeopleEnEspanol.com, and EW.com, among other sites.
During his time at Alley, Tom has played an instrumental role in creating new business opportunities and recruiting team members. In fact, Tom is directly responsible for 10% of Alley’s current team!
Tom also speaks frequently at conferences and meetups around the country. In 2016 he participated in the first SNDExp event on increasing signals of trustworthiness in the news and this past month was part of a follow-up fact checking summit in Washington D.C. Tom has presented at WordCamps in Orlando, Columbus, Raleigh, Asheville, Saratoga Springs, Buffalo, and New York City. Tom is also an organizer at both WordCamp New York and the WordPress NYC Meetup. In addition, Tom is a WordPress core contributor.

5 min read David McCan
Community | wptavern.com | 14 days ago

WordPress REST API Vulnerability is Being Actively Exploited, Hundreds of Thousands of Sites Defaced

Sucuri is tracking more than 68,000 pages that show signs of being hacked. The vulnerability was patch in 4.7.2, but there are lots of sites that still have not updated.

WordPress REST API Vulnerability is Being Actively Exploited, Hundreds of Thousands of Sites Defaced

Community | wptavern.com | 14 days ago

At the end of January, WordPress 4.7.2 was released to fix four security issues, three of which were disclosed at the time of the release. These included a SQL injection vulnerability in WP_Query, a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the posts list table, and the Press This feature allowing users without permission to assign taxonomy terms. The fourth and most critical issue, an unauthenticated privilege escalation vulnerability in a REST API endpoint, was fixed silently and disclosed a week after the release. Contributors on the release opted to delay disclosure in order to mitigate the potential for mass exploitation, given that any site running 4.7 or 4.7.1 is at risk. This allowed time for users to update manually and for automatic updates to roll out.
“We believe transparency is in the public’s best interest,” WordPress Core Security Team Lead Aaron Campbell said. “It is our stance that security issues should always be disclosed. In this case, we intentionally delayed disclosing this issue by one week to ensure the safety of millions of additional WordPress sites.”
WordPress worked with Sucuri, the company that discovered the issue, along

1 min read Dodgers Benny
Community | cramer.co.za | 8 days ago

Formation – Forms for WordPress, Perfected.

Formation™ is a premium overlay plugin that harnesses the full power of your chosen form builder, providing expert and seamless form management, analytics and pixel-perfect styling to all your WordPress forms. Formation™ will be coming soon to offer you unparalleled control over the function and visual form of your… well, forms.

Formation – Forms for WordPress, Perfected.

Community | cramer.co.za | 8 days ago

@dcramer Creator of @calderaforms and other cool WordPress plugins. Previously lead developer at @calderawp. Currently working on a super secret plugin. (Formation)

14 min read Ben Gillbanks
Community | wpdean.com | 18 days ago

Interview: Vlad From Pixelgrade on Generating $50,000 per month Selling Themes

An interesting insight into a theme shop I'm envious of :) They have some beautiful products and are clearly doing very well with them.

Interview: Vlad From Pixelgrade on Generating $50,000 per month Selling Themes

Community | wpdean.com | 18 days ago

I am sure you have heard of these popular WordPress themes – Pile, Heap and Listable. Today, I got the opportunity to talk to Vlad Olaru, the co-founder of Pixelgrade, the team behind these successful WP themes. Vlad has been working with WordPress from last 6+ years, selling themes successfully on different marketplaces. Vlad and his team have been very transparent in sharing their income reports where they openly disclosed about touching $50,000 in theme sales.
Here at WPDean, we discussed with Vlad about his journey so far, his current ventures, how he manages his empire and few other topics related to WordPress.
1. Hi Vlad, Please tell our readers a bit about yourself. When did you first hear about WordPress? How did you fall in love with WordPress?
Hi. I am the CEO and co-founder of Pixelgrade, a design studio focused on delivering better, simpler solutions to digital problems (I think that sums up our mission pretty well). By training, I am a developer (mostly PHP these days) and an architect (the kind that dreams up buildings).
With regards to WordPress, I believe my first contact with it was during my freelance years, together with my brother George (the other co-founder),

1 min read Doc Pop
Community | youtube.com | 7 days ago

Tony Perez tells us more about the recent REST API hacks

There's now about 1.5 million defaced pages there thanks to an exploit in older versions of WordPress. On this week's video we talk to Tony Perez from Sucuri about the hacks and what users can do to protect themselves.

Tony Perez tells us more about the recent REST API hacks

Community | youtube.com | 7 days ago

There's been a massive series of hacks targeting any WordPress sites that aren't running on version 4.7.2 or higher. These hacks are targeting the WP REST API, so we asked Tony Perez from Sucuri Security to tell us about it.

10 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Community | kinsta.com | 11 days ago

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Mario Peshev

Mario runs DevriX a high-end WordPress development company. Learn more about him by checking out our latest interview!

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Mario Peshev

Community | kinsta.com | 11 days ago

You can find Mario on LinkedIn or Twitter. This is our recent interview with him, as part of our Kinsta Kingpin series. Q1: What is your background, & how did you first get involved with WordPress?
I got obsessed with computers back in 1996 when my parents bought my first personal computer (100MHz CPU, 16MB of RAM, 421MB HDD). Good times!
Later on I built my first static website in 1999 and continued tinkering with tech over the next few years, coding a lot, and reading even more (despite of the limited amount of information available online back in the day).
In 2005 the media agency I was working with decided to build a new blogging platform, and we had to do some R&D accordingly. I had used LiveJournal and Blogger before, but WordPress seemed pretty cool, and I played with it for a while. Over the coming years we had dev projects that relied on WordPress, and around 2011 we’ve transitioned to building WP gigs exclusively.
Q2: What should readers know about all the stuff you’re doing in WordPress these days?
Over the past 6 years I’ve been actively involved with various WordPress community activities – from co-organizing the local meetup and several

11 min read Cozmoslabs
Community | cozmoslabs.com | 8 days ago

Roundup of WordPress ecosystem #1 – January 2017

January, an exciting month for the WordPress ecosystem! Two new security releases for WordPress and everyone has turned it's attention to the recent vulnerabilities. Also, we had some quite important announcements and useful resources released.

Roundup of WordPress ecosystem #1 – January 2017

Community | cozmoslabs.com | 8 days ago

After writing the article “Overview of the WordPress Community in 2016” and getting feedback for the article on various platforms, I decided to continue writing them, but I changed its name into “Roundup of WordPress ecosystem”. This is the first article from a monthly series that will showcase what happened around the whole ecosystem in the past month and offer a list of useful resources and tutorials for WordPress users. News & Updates
If we want to keep up with the latest news, we have to follow blogs and publications around the web, and eventually, aggregates them by using a third party app. I know all this sometimes can be overwhelming, especially if you have other things pending on your to-do list, that’s why I wanted to divide the article into specific topics to be easier to read and quick to check.
Community News
We started the year with a good news spreading around, that the WordPress platform has been ranked by W3Techs as “The fastest growing content management system”
Further, we had Matt Mullenweg which announced “The Tech and Design Leads for the New Focus-Based Development Process”
REST API will get first party

4 min read Tony Perez
Community | blog.sucuri.net | 14 days ago

WordPress REST API Vulnerability Abused in Defacement Campaigns

Sucuri has identified active defacement campaigns targeting the REST API content injection vulnerability disclosed a week ago.

WordPress REST API Vulnerability Abused in Defacement Campaigns

Community | blog.sucuri.net | 14 days ago

WordPress 4.7.2 was released two weeks ago, including a fix for a severe vulnerability in the WordPress REST API. We have been monitoring our WAF network and honeypots closely to see how and when the attackers would try to exploit this issue the wild. In less than 48 hours after the vulnerability was disclosed, we saw multiple public exploits being shared and posted online. With that information easily available, the internet-wide probing and exploit attempts began.
Patches are Not Being Applied
WordPress has an auto-update feature enabled by default and an easy 1-click manual update process, but unfortunately, not everyone is aware of this issue or able to update their site. This is leading to a large number of sites being compromised and defaced.
We are currently tracking 4 different hacking (defacement) groups doing mass scans and exploits attempts across the internet. We see the same IP addresses and defacers hitting almost every one of our honeypots and network.
If google is correct, these defacers seem to be succeeding.
Campaign #1
Just for one defacer, which we call Campaign #1, Google alone shows 66,000+ pages compromised:
They started the exploits less than 48 hours ago. We

14 min read David McCan
Community | wptavern.com | 17 days ago

Content Creation Is About More Than an Editor

In this guest post Reid Peifer shares his thoughts on the push to improve the editing experience and content creation. He uses his background working with the education sector to provide some example use cases and argues that we need to think outside the editor.

Content Creation Is About More Than an Editor

Community | wptavern.com | 17 days ago

This is a guest post written by Reid Peifer, Partner and Art Director at Modern Tribe. In this post, Peifer shares his experience, opinions, and things to consider as the content creation experience in WordPress is revamped. Let’s imagine a world where the tools that we have don’t limit us, but instead enable us to create unique, contextual, and thoughtful content. We don’t fight with them, we don’t quibble over line breaks and margins.
We don’t argue about whether or not two images should line up. We’re not limited to bold, italic, underline, and bullet points to express our ideas. We’re not limited to taxonomies for our organization and obtuse relational algorithms to determine complementary content.
This is the reality that we should have. Content management should be more than TinyMCE and meta boxes. While WordPress has continued to grow into a mature platform, the focus on what should be its core mission has taken a second seat.
We (the WordPress community at large) have gotten so excited about making WordPress awesome, we lost sight of our charge – to enable WordPress to make awesome things. To democratize publishing. To get the

1 min read Joe Casabona
Community | howibuilt.it | 13 days ago

Episode 22: Topher DeRosia and HeroPress - How I Built It

Topher and I discuss the story of how HeroPress came to be, from it's initial idea to its evolution into a platform that gives a voice to the voiceless!

Episode 22: Topher DeRosia and HeroPress - How I Built It

Community | howibuilt.it | 13 days ago

In Episode 22, Topher and I discuss building HeroPress, sticking with a project when it’s important enough, and giving a voice to people in the community who don’t always feel like they have one. Show Notes
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