In Case You Missed It – Issue 27
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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.
Carol Gann Awarded the 2019 Kim Parsell Memorial Scholarship
Carol Gann , who is a Meetup coordinator in the WordPress Orlando Community , has been awarded the Kim Parsell Memorial Scholarship . The scholarship is named after Kim Parsell who passed away in 2015 but her impact on the WordPress community is still felt today.
“My proudest contribution to the WordPress open source project is training small business owners and bloggers to be comfortable and conversant with their own WordPress websites. WordPress empowers people. Many end users of WordPress are not technically minded. As a WordPress Meetup co-organizer, I contribute to the coffee help desk, assisting others in finding solutions to their WordPress problems. I also host another help desk opportunity, ‘Coffee With Carol,’ to empower WordPress users,” Gann said.
I can tell from the quote above that Kim and Carol would get along well as Kim was also the type of person who would do what she could to help others.
GravityView Diversity Grant to Attend PressNomics 6
The folks over at GravityView are offering a grant to recognize the challenges certain groups of people face succeeding in technology fields and to promote inclusivity and diversity. The grant includes a ticket to PressNomics 6, a flight to Tuscon, AZ, lodging, transportation via a Lyft gift card, and a one-on-one business consultation with Zak Katz, Co-founder of GravityView. The deadline to apply is 11:59 PM MDT on June 30, 2019.
10up OpenSource Project Scaffolding Suite
10up has released a project scaffolding suite that includes a WordPress starter theme, starter plugin, and NPM package. The purpose of the suite is to streamline repetitive tasks, encourage community contributions, and provide a starting point that includes 10up’s engineering best practices.
End to End Tests Added to Core
Introducing the WordPress e2e tests
WP Tavern Turns 10 Years Old
I was looking back through the Tavern archives and realized that this past January, WP Tavern turned 10 years old. It’s been quite a journey and it’s not over yet. Check out the first post I published on the Tavern announcing its opening.
Matt Mullenweg Announces That Automattic Is Sponsoring Jill Binder’s Work
John James Jacoby Releases A Plugin That Cryptographically Signs Posts
John James Jacoby has released a small plugin on GitHub that cryptographically signs posts. The plugin splits the content of posts in words and then stenographically inserts zero-width characters between them. These characters then form a unique, invisible pattern that can be used to detect plagiarised content. This plugin sounds like it would pair well with WordProof .
What does DXP Mean?
I asked on Twitter what does DXP or Digital Xperience platform mean? It comes across as fancy marketing lingo. Here are a few of the responses I received.
Matt Mederios – ‘DXP’ or in other words, how we want our customers to experience WordPress in our controlled ecosystem. All your solutions in one place, possibly to the point you don’t recognize it’s WordPress.
Stephen Cronin – DXP is an enterprise thing and has been around for ages in various guises. WordPress is not listed by Gartner, but Drupal and SharePoint are, along with other enterprise CMS’s. If people want to create DXPs out of WordPress, more power to them.
Karim Marucchi – Forget the buzz, large sites are moving past ‘just’ content, no one product (not #AEM not #Sitecore ) will ever be perfect for all the existing & new features that are popping up ‘monthly’, so with #OpenSourse we all can make the most open easy/most compatible /cheap framework that will help the #enterprise manage/customize/blend all the ways you need to interact with your clients. And yes, the good Hosts, are staying out of trying to be all things.
Thanks to these three, the meaning of DXP is a bit more clear.
WordCamp EU Organizing Team Issues Apology
There were some things that took place during the WordCamp EU afterparty that didn’t sit well with some people. The WordCamp EU organizing team explained what happened and issued an apology for the mistakes that were made.
Torque Interviews Marcel Bootsman
Doc Pop of Torque caught up with Marcel Bootsman to talk about his walking journey to Berlin. Ironically, the interview occurs as they’re walking around.
.@mbootsman just finished his 718km walk to #WCEU , so we thought it would be fun to do a and about his #walktoWCEU project. pic.twitter.com/5qSlVZYuiv
— Torque (@TheTorqueMag) June 20, 2019
That’s it for issue twenty-seven. If you recently discovered a cool resource or post related to WordPress, please share it with us in the comments.