WPWeekly Episode 285 – Not Every WordPress Is the Same

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I open the show by discussing our observations of social media lately. Our feeds are filled with anger and for me personally, Twitter is becoming less useful.

We discussed the news of the week, including a lengthy conversation about Automattic opening up the WordPress.org ecosystem of plugins and themes to Business plan customers. Near the end of the episode, we share the features we’d like to see in a syntax highlighter for the built-in plugin and theme editors.

Stories Discussed:

WordPress Foundation to Sponsor Open Source Educational Events

WooCommerce Forks select2, Releases selectWoo as a Drop-In Replacement with Improved Accessibility

Gutenberg 0.8.0 Introduces 5 New Blocks: Categories, Text Columns, Shortcode, Audio, and Video

WordPress.com’s Business Plan Gives Subscribers a Way to Tap into WordPress.org’s Third-party Ecosystem

WordPress 4.9 to Focus on Code Editing and Customization Improvements, Targeted for November 14

Picks of the Week:

WPisNotWP by Caspar Hübinger, is a tiny progressive web app that outlines the differences between WordPress the open-source project and WordPress.com. Contributions to the app can be made on the project’s GitHub page.

A deep dive into the WordPress user roles and capabilities API by John Blackbourn.

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