WordPress Course Cohort + An Open Letter 7 More! #083

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Well, let’s start with a serious note. WordPress.org introduced a “​Remembers​” section. A beautiful gesture towards those influential WordPress Community members who are not with us anymore.

Beyond that, progress on the WordPress Project just keeps going with WordPress 6.3 just around the corner. Lots of non-6.3 related stuff to share with you this time, though. Hope you enjoy it!

WordPress & Media. It has to be the worst experience inside WordPress, but fortunately, there are solutions. This week’s sponsor is Wicked Folders and it solves a lot there by allowing you to organize your WordPress media library and content into folders.

It does more than Organize media, though. It also organizes posts, pages, Gravity Forms, Elementor templates, WooCommerce products, users, plugins, and more into folders to stay organized and find things fast. Check it out with a 10% discount already attached!

🗞️ Inside WordPress News

Here’s what I saw happening this past week:

  • BuddyPress is to add my most favorite addition in YEARS. Sorry for shouting, but I am excited ​about this one​. We’re finally going to have native fully private BuddyPress instances. Version 12.0.0 is going to be such a wonderful new version.

🚀 Performance

Shoutout to ​Jean-Paul Horn​ for sharing this one with me!

My favorite performance optimizing tools in WordPress:

🔆 Inside WordPress Highlight

  • Mika Epstein has dedicated years of her life to the WordPress project. Especially in the WordPress Plugins team. She recently retired from that team. On her blog she shared ​a ridiculous story about some of her work​ and the idiots she had to interact with.

Highly recommend you check that out. It saddens me, but it also makes me very grateful for all the work she (and other volunteers) have put into the WordPress Project. Thank you, Mika 💙

Some of my favorite WordPress tools:

💡 Interesting Finds

  • If you haven’t checked out ​TypingMind​ as a perfect wrapper around AI, you’re missing out. It makes so much stuff so much easier. I use it for all of my AI prompts and tasks now. Highly recommend as I’m using it daily now.

📖 What I am reading

DNS is tough nut to crack for most. The basics are straight forward, but there’s a lot more going on beyond the basic A, CNAME, MX, and TXT records. Julia Evans published an interesting article titled ​Why is DNS still hard to learn​. Highly recommended!

🎁 Bonus

I got two for you this week:

  1. Human Made are planning their second AI and WordPress conference: ​AI for WordPress 2: The Next Chapter​
  2. Marcus Burnette just keeps pumping out ​great additions to The WP.world​.

That’s it for this week’s edition of Inside WordPress. Thanks for reading!

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