Surely you’ve seen OpenAI’s new feature that was introduced last week by now? The ability to create standalone GPTs on any subject you feed it–quite literally–was bound to ignite lots of WordPress related GPTs. So, this edition of Inside WordPress brings you exactly that and more!
Let’s jump right in, shall we?
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🗞️ Inside WordPress News
Here’s what I saw happening this past week:
- David Gwyer created a GPT that functions as a Block Editor Assistant for WordPress. You can ask it questions conversational style on the entire Gutenberg block editor handbook.
- Jamie Marsland, the man that just can’t stop dreaming about me, created a Website Copy Enhancer. A GPT that advises on website copy using marketing frameworks.
He also created a friendly and adaptable email writing expert. Less WordPress, but I guess still useful for some of you?
- One of my favorite Matt’s in WordPress shared his WordPress Professional GPT. Learn from over 350 interviews of WordPress Professionals from the Matt Report & WP Minute+ Podcasts.
- Aaron Edwards built a custom GPT that references all 9000 pages of WordPress documentation. Definitely over 9000 level, this one.
- Hendrik Luehrsen created a custom GPT called Ze WP Repo Assistant. Yes, it’s apparently a GPT with a thick German accent. But it knows a lot about the WordPress repo, so give it a try, m’kay?! 😄
- The latest “What’s new for developers” has been published on the WordPress Developer blog. You’ll want to read up what the changes are!
- Calvin Alkan shared a very helpful resource for code testing procedures. It’s a feature flag system called Darkly. More insight can be found in this article.
- WordPress 6.4 disables attachment pages by default now, but it still doesn’t account for slug conflicts. Here’s a solution for that.
- We’re slowly seeing two versions of WordPress in our Dashboards. An old one, and a new one. So, how to handle this transitional period with any custom settings screens you’re building now? Well, Brian Coords has some thoughts on the matter.
- Brian also posted a neat trick that filters the WordPress Social Link block giving you one central place settings page for your entire site. NEAT!
- Query Monitor saw a neat new assertions feature which allows you to see alerts to unexpected conditions in your WordPress code. Read all about it here.
- What’s new in WCAG 2.2. Shared something similar recently, but it bears repeating.
My favorite performance optimizing tools in WordPress:
- The best Front-end optimization plugin
- Cleaning up WordPress + script manager
- Cloud based performance optimizations
🔆 Inside WordPress Highlight
- Small but good reminder that WordPress has been automatically scaling your large images back to 2560px. And how to disable that if that’s hurting you.
Some of my favorite WordPress tools:
- The most versatile and accessible form solution for WordPress
- LocalWP, the easiest to use local dev solution
💡 Interesting Finds
- Another GPT I discovered that’s worth sharing with you is the Stoic Sage GPT.
- Combine :has() and trig functions to select previous siblings and create an Apple-style OS dock with CSS.
- CSS text-wrap: pretty. Opt-in optimized text wrapping, for beauty over speed.
You’ll want to add that to your all your paragraphs, I’m sure!
🎙️We have another episode of my Within WordPress podcast and it’s with Raquel, a dear friend of mine who works as Community Manager for Divi (Elegant Themes). It’s a very open conversation about what it means to be active in the WordPress Community in a strictly non-coding way. Have a listen!