WordPress Plugin Directory Redesign: Why So Many People Feel Their Feedback Was Ignored

Earlier this week, the WordPress plugin directory relaunched with a new design and an improved search algorithm. Feedback has been rolling in from Tavern readers and members of the Advanced WordPress Facebook group. The improvements to search has received a number of positive comments in addition to people requesting the ability to sort results.

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Dear Mr. President: Reject the D.C. Swamp and Veto the Broadband Privacy Repeal

Tell President Trump: Don’t Repeal Our Privacy President Trump will soon be asked to sign into law a bill that gives tremendous power to some of the most hated companies in America, the cable and telephone industry. If he cares about protecting our privacy from the very special interests he campaigned against, he’ll veto the bill.

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Twitter stops counting @ Replies towards its 140 characters on web and mobile

Nearly a year ago, Twitter announced it would begin distancing itself from the requirement that all tweets could only contain 140 characters by no longer counting some things – like media attachments or @ replies towards the character count. However, it didn’t begin testing the change with @ replies until last fall.

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Immigration officials threaten to remove two Houston surgeons

Trump immigration officials are threatening to remove two prominent Houston surgeons Thursday after refusing at the last minute to extend their temporary permission to stay in the U.S., potentially jeopardizing the care of dozens of patients who have specialized surgeries scheduled with the two doctors in coming weeks.

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Zao Client Spotlight: An Interview with Qpractice’s Lisa League

Earlier this week, we shared the technical breakdown of the work we did for Qpractice, including a run down of the extensive custom plugin development and functionality we added to the site. I had a chance to chat with Lisa League, designer and founder of Qpractice, to get a more in-depth look at what Qpractice does, why she chose Zao, and her experience working with us.

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WordPress App for Android Adds Better Support for Jetpack-Enabled Sites

Automattic’s mobile engineers released a major update to WordPress for Android this week. Last year the app’s users saw a growing disparity between the features available to self-hosted sites and those available to WordPress.com users. Not having the WP REST API in core was holding the app back from providing the same site management features that WordPress.com site owners already enjoy.

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Het einde van WordCamp The Netherlands

Je leest het goed. WordCamp The Netherlands 2016 was (voorlopig) de laatste editie van dit populaire en druk bezochte WordPress evenement. In deze blog wordt uitgelegd waarom deze beslissing is gemaakt. Voor het organiseren van een WordCamp is toestemming nodig van WordPress Community Support (voorheen WordCamp Central), een onderdeel van de WordPress Foundation.

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Man’s Fragile Masculinity Is Immediately Insulted By His ‘Alexa’ Device

Men’s Rights Activists (or MRAs) are of the belief that they, as (mostly white) dudes, are marginalized in modern society and discriminated against unfairly. They believe that feminism is a threat to their very well-being, and their fragile egos are insulted by the mere suggestion that women might be deserving of equal opportunities in society.

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WordPress Polyglots Team Calls for Volunteers to Organize Global Translation Day Three

The WordPress Polyglots team is asking for volunteers to help organize WordPress Global Translation Day Three. The event may take place on September 30th, the same day as International Translation Day, but the date is dependent on when organizing teams form. Global Translation Day is a 24-hour event that includes live streaming, local, and remote activities.

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My Fully Optimized Life Allows Me Ample Time to Optimize Yours

I rise blissfully at 4:30 am, thanks to my Tibetan singing bowl alarm clock. After 20 minutes of alternate nostril breathing, I start my day with a three-minute cold shower. This I follow with twenty minutes of stream-of-consciousness journaling, then another twenty minutes of gratitude journaling.

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WordCamp Miami 2017 In Photos | WordPress Hosting by @WPEngine

Last week I ventured to Florida for WordCamp Miami, a three-day event filled with sessions and networking with the WordPress community. It was a huge success! Take a look below for what went down at this year’s WordCamp Miami in photos… WordCamp Miami kicked off this year on March 24 and ran through March 26.

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Poopy.life Lets You Create Free, Unlimited WordPress Test Installs

Just when you think all the best domain names have been gobbled up by bots and squatters, Poopy.life emerges as the fastest new way to spin up a WordPress test install. Joe Guilmette, team lead at WP All Import, opened up Poopy.life to the public today, offering free unlimited WordPress installs for anyone who needs a temporary site.

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Here’s the Data Republicans Just Allowed ISPs to Sell Without Your Consent

Financial and medical information. Social Security numbers. Web browsing history. Mobile app usage. Even the content of your emails and online chats. These are among the types of private consumer information that House Republicans voted on Tuesday to allow your internet service provider (ISP) to sell to the highest bidder without your permission, prompting outrage from privacy watchdogs.

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BREAKING: Trump Administration Removes LGBTQ People from 2020 Census

The Trump Administration recently submitted a list of data categories it will collect for the 2020 Census and the American Community Survey (ACS). Although “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” were proposed subjects in the appendix, this morning’s version of the report excluded LGBTQ people from the list of subjects for the Census and ACS, which means that data collection for these subjects may have been in the works for an earlier version.

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Poedit 2 Introduces Direct Connection to WordPress, Adds Support for Twig Templates

Poedit 2 was released today after two years in development. The app has a refreshed interface for translating .PO files, which Poedit creator Václav Slavík said was created by a professional designer. It is also the first paid upgrade for Pro users since the app added support for WordPress theme and plugin translations in 2013.

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Kjell Reigstad on Typography

At Automattic, designers share their thoughts on different aspects of design with the rest of the company. Recently, Kjell Reigstad shared his thoughts on typography with a quick, six-minute pechakucha. https://vimeo.com/198694945 What is typography? I believe that typography is all about organizing shapes. Letters are shapes. Words are collections of shapes.

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Data From Theme Reviews Shows Authors Need More Education on Developing Secure WordPress Themes

Last week, we highlighted the progress being made by the Theme Review Team in clearing out a 1K+ review backlog. In an effort to determine common problems with themes discovered by reviewers, Carolina Nymark, a member of the Theme Review Team, reviewed 100 tickets from 531 themes that were closed and marked not approved between December and February.

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