My favorite number in the whole wide world is 13. And since this is edition 67 of my newsletter, and 6 + 7 is 13, something big had to happen. I didn’t have to think long about what that was going to be.
It’s been brewing with me for a while now, but I have pulled the trigger and changed the name of this newsletter to Inside WordPress. ”Remkus’ Ramblings” has served its purpose, but it was time to for a change.
It’ll still just be me. And still my news and opinion alone, but just a new name. Thank you Noel , Alex , and Davinder for validating my change here.
🗞️ Inside WordPress News
I always enjoy catching up with Joe , and catching up with him at WordCamp Switzerland was great per usual. But what stood out was what he showed me what he and Noel had been working on. A ChatGPT integration that not only generates content, but more importantly, the markup code that goes along with it. Think of it in terms of knowing what kind of landing page you want, and then telling ChatGPT to not only deliver you the content, but also the markup around that content.
- Joe Hoyle, from Human Made fame, published this on their blog: WordPress AI: Generative Content & Blocks .
This is the kind of LLM integration I get excited about!
- Kevin Quirk blogged about how he switched from Miro.blog to WordPress to make a self-hosted micro blog that also works with the Fediverse. He’s even included iOS Shortcuts in the mix.
I am a sucker for tutorials, but even more so when there’s sound reasoning used.
- Speaking of tutorials, Ajay published his fourth and final part of his Building Dynamice Blocks tutorial . Great read!
In today’s Performance section I have two great blog posts for you:
- If you hadn’t seen, WordPress 6.2 introduced an opt-in change that allows you to boost caching performance up to 70%. Jonny Harris blogged about it on XWP’s blog .
- Felix Arntz shared a while back how he migrated his site to use a WordPress block theme, including a detailed performance analysis. Felix now shared a post where he is explaining the methodology in detail .
Two excellent reads that should provide you with lots of stuff the check out over this Easter weekend.
💡 Interesting Finds
- Alex Bouma shared Lago in a twee t. It is an open-source metering and usage-based billing solution.
- Arvid Kahl shared his favorite tool for turning images into vector-based graphics. It’s called Vectorizer .
🔆 WordPress Highlight
- Johnathon Williams announced Autothread, a WordPress plugin for Typefully users. I like it.
What I am reading
I found myself reading this Twitter thread analyzing Twitter’s algorithm and what it means to you if you’re active there. Especially combined with the comments, this thread is pure gold.
My bonus for this week is a theme. Specifically Brian Gardner’s Frost theme. It is a super complete, but lean and mean (Full) Site Editor theme that’s super well built. Check it out !
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