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Sarah Gooding leaves WP Tavern, Page Builders at a Crossroads, is WordPress thriving?
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Sarah Gooding leaves WP Tavern, Page Builders at a Crossroads, is WordPress thriving?

The Minute+ News Roundtable podcast discussed Sarah Gooding leaving Tavern, the future of WordPress page builders, WooCommerce’s rebranding, and the overall state of WordPress. The guests highlighted the importance of Tavern in promoting WordPress innovation and discussed the implications of page builders like Elementor raising prices. They also debated the potential control of the WooCommerce ecosystem by WordPress.com and Automattic. While there are positive signs for WordPress, there are concerns about rising costs, complexity for newcomers, and potential fragmentation. Thoughtful leadership will be needed to maintain the balance in the WordPress community and ecosystem.

Will WordPress Page Builders Survive? 
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Will WordPress Page Builders Survive? 

The author discusses the significance of the Twenty Twenty-Four theme and its potential impact on the page builder market. They mention the importance of continuous improvement and hope that the design team behind the theme will enhance its features. They also question whether the future enhancements to site editing and blocks will diminish the need for page builders. The author believes that a strong default WordPress experience can help retain users and position third-party plugins and page builders as options for more advanced users. They mention Automattic’s positioning with Jetpack and express their intention to critique the project in the context of WordPress’s future.

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