WordPress.org Removes Active Install Growth Data for Plugins

Over the weekend, WordPress.org meta contributors removed the active install growth charts for plugins, a key metric that many developers and a handful of services rely on for tracking. “Insufficient data obfuscation” is the cryptic reason cited for the charts’ removal, but the decision-making process was not transparent. In a ticket titled “Bring back the … Read more

How to Manage WordPress Comment Notification Emails

Do you want to improve your WordPress comment notification emails? Comments drive discussion and user engagement on many blogs. However, WordPress doesn’t do such a great job when it comes to notifying users about comment activity. In this article, we will show you how to better manage WordPress comment notification emails to boost user activity … Read more

2022 Blogging Statistics, Trends & Data – Ultimate List (UPDATED)

Are you looking for the latest blogging statistics, trends, and data? To get more blog readers, it’s important to know what’s new and exciting in the world of blogging. However, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest trends and facts. In this ultimate guide, we’re sharing the latest blogging statistics, trends, and … Read more

WordPress Punts Locally Hosted Fonts for Legacy Default Themes to 6.2 Release

In June 2022, WordPress.org’s Themes Team began strongly urging theme authors to switch to locally hosted webfonts, following a German court case, which fined a website owner for violating the GDPR by using Google-hosted webfonts. For years, theme authors have been enqueuing Google Fonts from the Google CDN for better performance, but this method exposes visitors’ … Read more

#44 – Joe Dolson on How To Fix the Six Most Common Accessibility Errors on Your Websites

On the podcast today we have Joe Dolson. Joe is a WordPress plugin developer, a core committer, and a web accessibility consultant. He’s part of the Make WordPress Accessible team, the team dedicated to improving accessibility in the WordPress ecosystem. His recent presentation at WordCamp US entitled ‘Finding and Fixing the Six Most Common WCAG … Read more

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