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WP Briefing: Episode 10: Finding the Good In Disagreement

June 7th, 2021

To Agree, disagree, and everything in-between. In this episode, Josepha talks about forming opinions and decision-making in the WordPress project. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or as a voice recording. Credits Editor: Dustin Hartzler Logo: Beatriz Fialho Production: Chloé Bringmann Song: Fearless First by Kevin MacLeod…

How this vegan chef is empowering the disability community

June 4th, 2021

Food and cooking have been the backdrop to so many special moments for me — after all, it’s what connected me and my wife when we first met. That made it hard not to smile when seeing videos of Alexis Hillyard, an LGBTQ+ chef with limb difference and the creator behind the YouTube series Stump…

W3C Advisory Committee Elects Advisory Board 2021

June 4th, 2021

The W3C Advisory Committee has elected the following people to fill six seats on the W3C Advisory Board starting 1 July 2021: Heejin Chung (Samsung Electronics), Avneesh Singh (DAISY Consortium), Eric Siow (Intel), Léonie Watson (TetraLogical), Chris Wilson (Google) and Hongru (Judy) Zhu (Alibaba) will join continuing participants Tantek Çelik (Mozilla), Tatsuya Igarashi (Sony), Florian Rivoal…

A New Design is Coming to WordPress News

June 3rd, 2021

After many years of a tidy, white-space-filled design on WordPress.org/news, it’s time to bring new life to the way we present our content. So much has changed since this site was first created: the people who read it, the type and variety of what is published, even the way WordPress works have changed. Which means…

Chrome 92: Web Apps as File Handlers, New JavaScript Features, and More

June 3rd, 2021

Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. Learn more about the features listed here through the provided links or from the list on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 92 is beta as of June 3, 2021 File Handling API Now that web apps…

What really happened to newspaper revenue

June 2nd, 2021

Having worked in news publishing for more than two decades, I’ve seen firsthand the impact the internet has had on the way we create and consume news. As people spend more time online, journalists and newspaper publishers are increasingly turning to technology to find new ways to reach readers. From subscriptions to data analytics to…

The Month in WordPress: May 2021

June 2nd, 2021

It’s really fun to contribute to something larger than yourself. Matt Mullenweg’s words in “The Commons of Images” episode of the WP Briefing podcast exemplify the core philosophy of the WordPress project,  especially as we inch closer to the next major release (version 5.8). This post covers exciting updates from the month of May. WordPress…

Helping Mulberry bag more customers during COVID-19

June 2nd, 2021

Something struck solutions architect Neill Randall in the first week he joined the iconic British fashion brand Mulberry. The company had access to an impressive amount of data, but it wasn’t being fully exploited. Renowned for its leather craftsmanship, Mulberry’s made-to-last accessories are sold across 25 countries via 120 stores and its digital network. The…

How to help people navigate the internet, voice-first

June 1st, 2021

When it comes to navigating the internet, many of us still think of keyboards and touchscreens as the norm. Or at least we did until recently. Advances in technology — and the changing preferences of internet users around the world — mean that more and more people are now using their voices to access online…