WordPress 6.0 Beta 3 is now available for testing. These releases are moving along and testers are needed for the most recent release. If you would like to check out the release schedule you can go over to make.wordpress.org.
It was just announced that Matt Mullenweg will be speaking at WordCamp Europe in Porto, Portugal June 2-4 2022. If you plan on attending this event you may want to listen to a podcast from Delicious Brains that gives some great ideas on how to make the most of your WordCamp visit.
WooCommerce has released 6.5 RC2. This puts them on track for the May 10, 2022 release date. Testers are needed for this release as well.
From Our Contributors and Producers
Sarah Gooding over at WPTavern writes about how the WordPress subreddit blew up this week with reports of MemberPress locking users out of the plugin’s admin if they do not renew their subscriptions. MemberPress is a popular membership plugin for WordPress that does not have a free version available. They do clearly outline the subscription policy but cutting off access to the plugin’s admin screens leaves users without the ability to manage the membership functions of their sites once their subscriptions lapse. It will be interesting to see if this “change” impacts their customer base.
David Vongries tweeted that he is looking for a new home for Kirki. If you are looking to venture into the Gutenberg product market this may be a great opportunity for you. Reach out to David if you’re interested.
Amber Hinds also tweeted about two plugins that need to be rehomed. They have become a distraction from the main focus on accessibility. Go check out the thread on Twitter and reach out to Amber if you’re interested in her plugins.
MasterWP has announced their WordCamp US 2022 Travel Sponsorship Program. Rob Howard explains how to apply. Go check out his blog post to apply to be a speaker to WordCamp US and possibly receive sponsorship.
If you would like to contribute to helping send somebody to WordCamp you can head on over to DonateWC.
Chima Mmeje was interviewed over on the Matt Report about how and why to raise your freelance rates. Go listen to this interview to discover how entrepreneurs can raise rates through grit, perseverance, confidence, and ultimately discovering self-worth.
Block Editor Dev Minute by Aurooba
Hi, I’m Aurooba and this is your Block Editor Dev Minute. Here’s a quick branding win you can implement in the Editor. There’s a SlotFill called Main Dashboard Button, in the edit-post package which lets you change out the WordPress logo in the top left corner to any logo you want. Throw the logo in as an SVG, with the appropriate fixes for React, and pop it into the the MainDashboardButton component and you’re good to go.
Now, it IS technically still experimental, but it’s well documented and a quick change once it’s officially stabilized. Pair this with changing the primary color of the Editor to a brand color, and the Editor will go from feeling generic to website specific. It’s a pretty sleek touch. Check out its documentation in the Block Editor Handbook on wordpress.org. Thanks for listening!
Thanks to all of the members who shared these links today:
- Daniel Schutzsmith
- Eric Karkovack