There’s a lot of great WordPress content published in the community but not all of it is featured on the Tavern. This post is an assortment of items related to WordPress that caught my eye but didn’t make it into a full post.
Marcel Bootsman Is on His Way to WordCamp EU
Earlier this week, Marcel Bootsman began walking his way to Berlin, Germany, the host city for WordCamp EU. The journey is more than 700 kilometers and Bootsman estimates it will take him about 30 days to reach his destination. Along the way, Bootsman has been publishing blog posts to keep readers informed of his progress.
— 🚶🏼 Marcel Bootsman (@mbootsman) May 24, 2019
So far, he’s published a post a day with stories that include a run-in with a bull in an open field, angry cyclists, and amazing photos of the scenery. You can follow along via the WalkToWordCamp.EU website. Donations raised from the event will go to DonateWC.
WPSiteSync v1.5.2 Released
The folks over at ServerPress have released a new version of WPSiteSync. This plugin enables users to migrate specific content from one site to another without the need to update target URLs for media files. This version fixes a couple of UI related bugs and interactions with Gutenberg.
CannaBiz 2.4 Released
Robert DeVore has released CannaBiz 2.4, a WordPress theme that’s specifically tailored for the Cannabis industry. This release includes two new action hooks, a Yelp social media link, CSS style updates, new customizer controls for button colors, and third-party plugin style updates.
Alternative Gutenberg Block Styles Library
Carolina Nymark has created a website and GitHub repository dedicated to creating and sharing alternative styles for Gutenberg blocks. The website contains tutorials on how to create new block styles, add them to child themes, and how to contribute to the library.
Patches That Get Lost in the Void
Daniel Jalkut describes what he experienced when trying to contribute a patch to WordPress to fix an issue he and his clients were having. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a good one.
When somebody comes to your project with a well-thought-out, unit-tested fix, and is met by radio silence? The chances are high that they will never come back again. I have submitted WordPress patches in the past, but after this experience I don’t know if I will bother submitting them again. That’s a big change in my perspective on how the WordPress team works, and on how it should work.
Jalkut isn’t the first nor will he be the last to have an experience like this. WordPress is a large project that encompasses many areas and if a particular ticket is not in line with higher priorities, the chances of it slipping through the cracks are pretty high.
Human Made Launches A New Product but Some People Have No Idea What It Is
Human Made has launched a new product called Altis which is a DXP or Digital Experience Platform for WordPress. After reading the press release and the associated blog post, I found it difficult to understand what the product is and who it’s for and I’m not the only one.
Maybe human made but not intended for humans. WTF did I just read? https://t.co/iM2sHKhLwu
— Russell Heimlich (@kingkool68) May 21, 2019
Noel Tock, Chief Growth Officer, and Partner at Human Made chimed in and admits that the language used to describe the product is geared towards the enterprise market. He explains that Altis is an evolution beyond WordPress that supports personalization, artificial intelligence, experimentation, and faster developer experience.
In a nutshell, Altis is a highly specialized version of WordPress with a UI and features that are geared towards specific clients. If you think you can explain what Altis is in a simpler way, please give it a shot in the comments.
Tips for Speaking at Your First WordCamp
After the Deadline Alternatives
In light of After the Deadline being removed from Jetpack, users have been searching for alternatives. This post on WordPress.com highlights a few of them.
WPCampus Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement
That’s it for issue twenty-four. If you recently discovered a helpful resource or post related to WordPress, please share it with us in the comments.