You called it Gutenberg for a Reason.. That Doesn’t Make it Revolutionary. (An open response to Matt Mullenweg)

Matt Mullenweg, CEO of Automattic and founder/director of the WordPress Foundation, recently wrote a blog post entitled “We Called it Gutenberg for a Reason”, which attempted to address the widespread concerns voiced about the direction of the new WordPress editor.

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Google Is A Threat To The Free Flow Of Ideas And Democracy Itself

It’s been more than 70 years since we’ve seen a broad-based citizens movement against the power of monopoly. It’s long past time for one, and the following story is why. In late June, the European competition authority handed down a decision against Google for monopolizing the search market and suppressing rivals.

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How to Create a Facebook Like Box Popup in WordPress

Do you want to promote your Facebook page in WordPress with a popup? Lightbox popups work really well to convert visitors into subscribers, and they work even better when promoting your Facebook page. In this article, we will show you how to effectively promote your Facebook page in WordPress with a lightbox popup without annoying your users.

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Take Payments Easily with Jetpack’s Simple Payment Button

No matter what you use your Jetpack-powered site for, you want it to be successful — and profitable. But making money from your site has traditionally been a challenge if you don’t have the time to set up an online store. Well, now it’s easier to take payments for your products, services, or charity.

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Outfitter Pro: Drive Sales with a Striking Storefront Display

Brian Gardner Outfitter Pro is a striking new storefront theme for Genesis. It was designed by Lauren Mancke, and offers a beautifully minimal look for your business. Built to integrate seamlessly with WooCommerce, and featuring a stylish masonry-style product display option for the homepage, Outfitter Pro will help you drive more sales by inviting click-throughs to product pages and making the checkout process as intuitive as possible.

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Gutenberg 0.6.0 Changes Text/Paragraph Block Behavior, Adds New Cover Text and Read More Blocks

Gutenberg 0.6.0 was released over the weekend with significant changes to the way paragraphs are created within text blocks. In previous versions of the plugin, pressing enter would create a line break inside a paragraph. This release modifies the behavior of the text/paragraph block to split the block when a user presses enter.

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Watch Our Sessions – WPCampus: Where WordPress Meets Higher Education

The following videos are sessions recorded from WPCampus conferences and from The WPCampus Podcast. You can also watch all of our videos on the WPCampus YouTube channel. If you are a speaker or guest in any of our videos, but your name is not listed, please let us know.

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Derri猫re dilemma of butt graffiti as keister caper continues to plague

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. ( WFLA) – You could call it a derri猫re dilemma, a keister caper, or even a rump riddle. Ah, yes. It is sixth-grade humor at its finest with endless comical posterior possibilities. At the end of the day, however, what’s now being called “butt graffiti” is ultimately illegal.

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Silicon Valley Women, in Cultural Shift, Frankly Describe Sexual Harassment

The tech industry has long suffered a gender imbalance, with companies such as Google and Facebook acknowledging how few women were in their ranks. Some female engineers have started to speak out on the issue, including a former Uber engineer who detailed a pattern of sexual harassment at the company, setting off internal investigations that spurred the resignation this month of Uber’s chief executive, Travis Kalanick.

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Inside Exploding Giant Firework Shell (3200 FPS Slow Motion)

Hey Guys! Today’s video is kinda unique. My good friend Ben Cusick from the YouTube channel NightHawkInLight is an expert in fireworks, so when I went to visit him a few months ago he brought up this idea of filming fireworks against a pane of glass so that we could see the igniting firework go off from the inside out!

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WordCamp Europe 2017 in Paris, it’s a wrap!

After a few days of rest, and a few more days wrapping up vendor invoices, gathering feedback, uploading more than 50 videos on WordPress.tv and tying up loose ends, we can really consider WordCamp Europe 2017…finished! We decided to share some data about the event, starting with attendance figures: 1,900 people from 79 countries were present.

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GOP Operative Sought Clinton Emails From Hackers, Implied a Connection to Flynn

WASHINGTON-Before the 2016 presidential election, a longtime Republican opposition researcher mounted an independent campaign to obtain emails he believed were stolen from Hillary Clinton’s private server, likely by Russian hackers. In conversations with members of his circle and with others he tried to recruit to help him, the GOP operative, Peter W.

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WordCamp Netherlands Reinstated for 2018

At WordCamp Europe I had the opportunity to speak with WordCamp Netherlands organizers Marcel Bootsman and Luc Princen, along with WordPress Global Community Team members Josepha Haden and Andrea Middleton. The group has had several conversations about the future of WordCamp Netherlands, which was shut down earlier this year in favor of city-based WordCamps, and have decided to reinstate the camp with a few conditions.

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Markdown-powered creation of authentic-looking D&D Fifth Edition adventures

Scott Tolksdorf’s The Homebrewery: The Homebrewery makes the creation and sharing of authentic looking Fifth-Edition homebrews easy. It uses Markdown with a little CSS magic to make your brews come to life. I’m Dungeon Master of a group currently playing the Storm King’s Thunde adventure. Last weekend, my 12 year old nephew was visiting, and…

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Find Belonging, Support With An Entrepreneurial Peer Group

In 2010, I was going through a tough divorce (aren’t they all) while my business was starting to really take off. Despite the outward facing business success, I was also battling what I now know is pretty typical of the entrepreneurial experience: conflict, pain, stress, and perhaps burnout INSIDE my business.

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Top Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election

The report indicates that Russian hacking may have penetrated further into U.S. voting systems than was previously understood. It states unequivocally in its summary statement that it was Russian military intelligence, specifically the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate, or GRU, that conducted the cyber attacks described in the document: Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate actors …

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WordCamp Europe 2017 Livestream Tickets Now Available

WordCamp Europe will be livestreaming all sessions again this year to make the event accessible to those who are unable to travel to Paris. Live stream tickets are free, but viewers must sign up on the tickets page. Organizers have also set up a page on the event’s website for people to advertise for buying or selling tickets.

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Vue.js Creator Evan You Weighs in on WordPress JavaScript Framework Discussion

Last week WordPress core contributors narrowed their considerations for a new JavaScript framework to React and Vue. As the core team has more collective knowledge of working with React, they have reached out to developers with different experiences of using other frameworks in a WordPress context.

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These phrases in job listings seem harmless – but they should be a huge red flag

It’s no secret the tech industry is largely white and male. Anyone who doesn’t “fit the mold” faces challenges, from recruitment to the hiring process and throughout their careers. It’s no wonder Silicon Valley has an atrocious attrition rate. What people seldom talk about is how discrimination begins before applicants even get through the door.

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