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The Month in WordPress: October 2021

November 4th, 2021

October 2021 brought a lot of new things to WordPress, from release updates to new versions of Gutenberg. More notably, in the latest episode of WP Briefing, Executive Director Josepha Haden reminded us about the importance of freedom in open source platforms like WordPress. Free speech has with it a lot of responsibility, just like…

Stadia Savepoint: October updates

November 4th, 2021

It’s time for another round of our Stadia Savepoint series, recapping the new games, features, and updates on Stadia. In October, Stadia Pro subscribers claimed and played the more than 30 games in our growing library of titles. That included newly-added Pro games like Hello Engineer, which is available First on Stadia with State Share…

Working Group Note: EPUB 3 Structural Semantics Vocabulary 1.1

November 4th, 2021

The EPUB 3 Working Group has just published the Working Group Note of EPUB 3 Structural Semantics Vocabulary 1.1. This vocabulary, a part of EPUB 3, defines a set of properties relating to the description of structural semantics of written works. Structural semantics add additional meaning about the specific structural purpose an HTML (or SVG)…

Chrome Dev Summit 2021: Moving toward a more powerful and private web

November 3rd, 2021

By Paul Kinlan, Lead for Chrome Developer Relations The big day is finally here. Today, at Chrome Dev Summit 2021 we shared some of the highlights of what we’ve been working on — the latest product updates, vision for the web’s future, and examples of best-in-class web experiences. Over the past year, we’ve also had…

Run on OS Login

November 2nd, 2021

Users want frequently used applications such as Email, Chat, and other productivity apps to automatically start when they login to their devices. Auto-starting these apps at login streamlines the user experience as users don’t have to manually start apps after logging into their devices. Windows, Mac, and Linux devices allow users to configure native apps…

How mind mapping can help creators make better content

November 2nd, 2021

Creativity can be a messy process. Great ideas and inspiration don’t come easily on command, or in any organized way. And even when we’re in the creative zone, our brains can sometimes get too overloaded and overwhelmed to actually get anything done. That’s why some people use mind mapping, or visual brainstorming, to stay on…

Google’s approach to Europe’s Copyright Law

November 1st, 2021

Countries in the European Union are currently in the process of implementing the European Copyright Directive, which includes Article 15 or the “neighboring right”, into national law. Developed and debated over many years, the Directive gives new rights to news publishers online while ensuring that consumers can continue to freely access information through online platforms….

WP Briefing: The People of WordPress

November 1st, 2021

In this nineteenth episode, WordPress’s Executive director, Josepha Haden Chomphosy, discusses and expresses gratitude for the inspiration behind the People of WordPress series, HeroPress. 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…

Vote for a Google.org Impact Challenge Bay Area winner

November 1st, 2021

As someone who was born and raised in the Bay Area, I know nonprofits are the true backbone of our community. They help us tackle our most pressing challenges and are the lifelines for the community in our moment of need. Growing up, I spent time volunteering at Martin De Porres House of Hospitality and…