Reflections WP

The WP Minute
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Reflections WP

With no major acquisitions, events, or feature releases this week, we can all take an exhale of relief. Today’s theme is: Reflection. 

WP Minute Contributor Joe Casabona reflects on the State of the Word hosted by Matt Mullenweg. He shares strong opinions on how you might give back to WordPress by taking care of yourself, first. 

“When I was in college, I learned about Saint Ignatius and the idea of Cura personalis, or care of the entire person. I’d like to think of contributing more like this”

WP Minute Producer Michelle Frechette represented Post Status in an interview with Matt Mullenweg about acquisitions in the WordPress ecosystem. Matt says Automattic is participating in all parts of the ecosystem from investment to purchasing companies. 

Nexcess shares 22 WordPress predictions to look forward to in 2022. WP Minute Producer Daniel Schutzsmith was quoted on his take of the Full Site Editing Knowledge Gap.

“As block-based themes and full site editing take over the WordPress landscape, they may create a knowledge gap among WordPress users,” 

David Bisset asks us to reflect on what we think the biggest news items for WordPress are this year. Send him your message to be included in the round-up.

Reflecting on all of the…awards? 

The WP Weekly Awards for 2021 concluded.

Elementor claimed the most voted page builder, Yoast won for best SEO plugin, and I…came in 4th place for the Matt Report podcast with the WP Minute ever so slightly behind, holding down the 15th spot. 

I can’t wait for next year!

And speaking of audio…

@Francisco on WP Slack has shared an update about Openverse and where the next iteration is leading us. He shares some mockups of what searching and discovering audio + images might look like on the platform. 

From the grabbag

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

  • Jeff Chandler
  • Joe Casabona
  • Michelle Frechette
  • Daniel Schutzsmith

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