wordpress-bg-medblue-1-770x500 Loudness: A New Block Theme from Automattic design tips

Loudness: A New Block Theme from Automattic

Automattic has released a new block theme called Loudness that is available on both WordPress.com and WordPress.org. It’s an artistic and opinionated theme based on the company’s Block Canvas starter theme. Although Loudness’ brief description suggests the theme was created for “music and learning,” the design and custom patterns lend themselves to a variety of different…

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Jetpack Search Adds Free Tier and 3-Month Free Trial

Jetpack Search, a plugin that enhances WordPress’ search capabilities, has added a free tier and a three-month free trial to what was previously only available as a paid upgrade. The plugin uses WordPress.com’s infrastructure to provide instant, more relevant search results without reloading the page, with real-time indexing, integration with WooCommerce, spelling correction, and more.…

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Give the Gift of WordPress.com!

Give the Gift of WordPress.com! For a holiday gift that’s absolutely brimming with possibility, look no further than our brand new feature which allows any reader to gift a WordPress.com subscription renewal to their favorite website.   Allison Levine For a holiday gift that’s absolutely brimming with possibility, look no further than our brand new feature which…

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Divi 5.0 Aims to Bring Greater Compatibility with Gutenberg

Divi, the popular commercial WordPress theme and page builder created by Elegant Themes, has announced major changes coming in version 5.0 that constitute a complete rewrite of Divi’s core technologies. The update, which is expected to be released in beta next year, will focus on performance, stability, scalability, and extendability, but it will not introduce…

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All the Things This Week

State of the Word For the second year, State of the Word (SOTW) will be a small in-person event at the Tumblr offices in New York City on the afternoon of December 15 (1pm local time). Matt Mullenweg will deliver the annual address to a small in-person crowd, and the event will be live streamed…

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We Heard You Wanted to Add SSH Keys

We Heard You Wanted to Add SSH Keys We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added the ability to add SSH keys to your account to make it even easier to connect to your site. Thom S In September 2022, we released SSH for Business and eCommerce sites. SSH (secure shell protocol) allows you to access your…

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Share Your Experience: The 2022 WordPress Survey is Open

Each year, members of the WordPress community (users, site builders, extenders, and contributors) provide valuable feedback through an annual survey. Key takeaways and trends that emerge from this survey often find their way into the annual State of the Word address, are shared in the public project blogs, and can influence the direction and strategy…

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People of WordPress: Huanyi Chuang

This month we feature Huanyi (Eric) Chuang, a front end developer from Taiwan, who helps connect local groups to WordPress and the worldwide open source community. He is part of the team helping to make the first WordCamp Asia a success in 2023. The People of WordPress series shares some of the inspiring stories of…

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WordPress Launches Developer Blog In Beta

WordPress.org will soon be launching a blog for developers. The blog went into beta at the end of last week and resides on a subdomain of the main site. It is sporting a design similar to WordPress’ general News blog. One of the big picture goals that WordPress’ Executive Director Josepha Haden-Chomphosy identified for 2022…

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