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People of WordPress: Tonya Mork

February 28th, 2022

In this series, we share some of the inspiring stories of how WordPress and its global network of contributors can change people’s lives for the better. This month we feature a website developer and engineer from the US, who found the software and its community provide the impetus to keep her going forward. WordPress gave…

Don’t…actually do @ me: 5 new Google Workspace features

February 24th, 2022

Sixteen years ago, we launched Google Docs and Sheets and introduced a new way of working. For many, it was the first time they worked in the same digital space together, in real time, without the burden — or risk — of sending documents back and forth. This has become second nature for billions of…

WordPress 5.9.1 Maintenance Release

February 22nd, 2022

WordPress 5.9.1 is now available! This maintenance release features 82 bug fixes in both Core and the block editor. WordPress 5.9.1 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 6.0. You can download WordPress 5.9.1 from WordPress.org, or visit your Dashboard → Updates and click “Update Now”. If you have sites that support automatic…

Asian startups are shaping global trends

February 21st, 2022

There’s never been a more exciting time to be building a startup in the Asia Pacific. Across the region, a diverse, talented, and energetic group of founders is on the rise. And these entrepreneurs have an unprecedented opportunity to find the support they need to grow, with record venture funding flowing into the region. For…

Why you should attend your first DrupalCon

February 17th, 2022

If you’ve never been to a Drupal event before, you might not realize what all the fuss is about. But attending an event that gathers the community together to talk about Drupal for a few days is a priceless experience. And the thing is, it’s going to be better if you’re there! My favorite part…

This Googler wants to ‘add every voice’ to AI

February 17th, 2022

Early in his career, Laurence Moroney was working on an equation — not something related to his job in tech, but to his bank account. “At one point, I calculated I was about three weeks away from being homeless,” Laurence says. “My motivation was to put a meal on the table and keep a roof…

A New WordPress News

February 16th, 2022

In June 2021, @beafialho in collaboration with @pablohoney floated the idea of giving WordPress News a new look. Today, those ideas become a reality—we’re excited to share that redesign of WordPress News is live! The new design leans on the aesthetics of jazz, intrinsically connected to WordPress and which ultimately translates its uniqueness, historic significance,…

Use these tools to boost Web Stories performance

February 15th, 2022

Once you’ve created content in the form of Web Stories, you’re probably wondering who your Web Stories are reaching and whether they’re resonating with your audience. Google Analytics and Data Studio are easy-to-use tools that help you understand how your Web Stories are performing on your website — or anywhere else on the web. Viewing…

Getting Started With the File System Access API

February 14th, 2022

The File System Access API is a web API that allows read and write access to a user’s local files. It unlocks new capabilities to build powerful web applications, such as text editors or IDEs, image editing tools, improved import/export, all in the frontend. Let’s look into how to get started using this API. Reading…

Create a work of heart on Valentine’s Day with Google

February 11th, 2022

Every February, I tell myself I’m going to make homemade Valentine’s Day cards for my family and friends…and every February 13, I realize I’m nearly out of time. Add the fact that these days it’s ultimately easier to deliver digital gifts, and I’m ready to give up on the whole thing. This year I’ve come…