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It was announced that the Pattern Directory will be open for submissions from the public on make.WordPress.org. The Pattern Creator page will allow designers and content creators to build, edit, and submit their best block patterns. You can learn more about the pattern directory because the code is public and available on GitHub. Birgit Pauli-Haack tested the submission process and reported that it was a great experience for her in the Gutenberg Times.


If you are a Page Builder user you will be happy to know that the Page Builder Summit is back June 20-24. If you want to be the first to know when tickets are available you can register on the website.

WordCamp US has made the call for speakers up until April 17, 2022. You can submit your application for up to three topics over on their website.

From Our Contributors and Producers

The 2022 acquisitions keep happening as predicted. Yith, specializing in developing and selling themes for WordPress and WooCommerce, joined Newfold Digital. 

Matt Mullenweg treats us to two more appearances on podcasts.

First, with the Verge. He is interviewed on why he bets on small companies and reveals how WordPress and Tumblr are keeping the internet weird. Second, with Guy Raz on How I Built This, sharing a genesis story of his career & WordPress.

The US Court affirms it’s false advertising to claim software is Open Source when it’s not. The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed a lower court decision concluding what we’ve always known: that it’s false advertising to claim that software is “open source” when it’s not licensed under an open-source license. Neo4j, Inc. had been through several releases of its software and several license choices along the way, ending with what the court called “the Sweden Software License,” because the licensor was a Swedish subsidiary of the plaintiff. You can check out the details on the open-source initiative.

Listen to Spencer Forman’s latest take on why multilanguage is critical for your WordPress business on our episode here on the WP Minute.

Next up Joe Casabona and the Creator Clock Minute


Hey everybody, Joe Casabona here, and you are on the Creator Clock. I want to answer a question that was recently posed to me, which is, “Why do I need a podcast plugin for WordPress? Can’t I just use a custom post type in custom fields?” And while, yes, if you just want to display podcast information, you totally can do that, there’s a very important aspect to most podcast plugins that you are probably missing.

And that is those plugins like, Seriously Simple Podcasting, have a valid podcast feed. RSS feeds for podcasting apps need to include a little bit of extra information, need to be formatted a certain way, and podcast plugins take the time and effort to make sure the RSS feed is sent in that way. So while you can use a custom post type, if you just want to post audio content, if you want to have a podcast, you need the podcast plugin. That’s it for the Creator Clock.

Thanks so much for listening. I’m Joe Casabona. If you want to learn more about me, you can head over to casabona.org or continue the conversation over on Twitter @jcasabona.

Thanks to all of the members who shared these links today: 

  • Dave Rodenbaugh
  • Birgit Pauli-Haack
  • Amber Hinds

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