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.
Changes to WordPress PHP Coding Standards
Based on changes that were proposed back in March, the PHP Coding Standards for WordPress have been altered. Note that these changes apply to WordPress core only and Gary Pendergast recommends that developers can and should choose practices that best suit your needs for plugins and themes.
Excluding Remote Employee Job Applicants Based on the State They Live In
Like Brad, the topic of not hiring job applicants for a remote company based on the state they live in because of tax laws is not something I’ve seen discussed.
A really interesting topic around remote companies, and one I haven’t seen talked about much, is the idea of “stateism”. Basically, not hiring from certain states because of their heavy handed laws (usually tax related). There are a few states I’d rather avoid at this point.
— Brad Williams (@williamsba) July 12, 2019
In certain situations, companies that go the extra mile to hire a remote worker can also turn that person into an advocate.
Interesting. @wpengine had to jump through some additional hoops to employ me remotely as a Canadian and I think that shows what a good employer they are and makes me advocate for them more. Worth thinking about beyond purely financial considerations.
— Chris Garrett (@chrisgarrett) July 12, 2019
If you’re involved in the hiring process for a remote company, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic in the comments.
Would You Like to See A Product Hunt for WordPress Products?
Once you create something awesome in the WordPress ecosystem, it’s tough to receive the word out. Ben from LyrWP wants to know if anyone is interested in a Product Hunt website for Themes, Plugins, and Services.
Would anyone be interested in a Producthunt purely for #WordPress themes, plugins and services? I think this needs doing. It’s hard for #developers to receive the products they slave over out there without costing a bomb in marketing. Anybody else interested in this happening?
— Ben (@lyrwp) July 12, 2019
I think it’s a great idea and something I’d like to see become a reality. There are probably a ton of great products in the WordPress space that go unseen because there’s no easy way to reach a large mass of people outside of sites like the Tavern.
However, Mario Peshev is concerned that such a site may end up posting infrequently or promote mediocre products.
I don’t disagree with your stance. I just think that the overall quality of WP-baked solutions is pretty poor.
Meaning that the site will end up promoting mediocre products or post infrequently, that’s all.
— Mario Peshev (@no_fear_inc) July 12, 2019
If Peshev’s concern became a reality, there wouldn’t be much of a point to continue with the site and developers would be back to square one.
Speaking of learning about new products, who remembers the Plugin Release posts on WeblogToolsCollection.com?
Early Look at What A Block Directory in WP-Admin Could Look Like
Mel Choyce has shared a collection of concept images that depict what a Block Directory could look like inside of WP-Admin. She describes the inspiration for each image and how each screen would work.
What I find interesting is that users will be able to try out new blocks before installing them. “Inside the modal, you’d also be able to demo a block before installing. @ck3lee has figured out how to make this possible,” Choyce said.
It’s also great to see that the tech behind Shiny Updates will be used for quickly installing and activating new blocks. If you have feedback regarding the conceptual designs, please leave a comment on her post.
Notes From Lead Developer Conference
WPCampus 2019 Will Be LiveStreamed
Thanks to Pantheon, all sessions excluding workshops at WPCampus will be livestreamed with captioning and available to watch for free. Simply visit the livestream page on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27.
Apply for a DonateWC WordCamp Sponsorship
DonateWC is looking for applicants for its sponsorship program. DonateWC provides underrepresented and minority groups within the WordPress community with the means to attend a WordCamp.
That’s it for issue twenty-eight. If you recently discovered a cool resource or post related to WordPress, please share it with us in the comments.
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