This week, it was time for the planned feature freeze for Gutenberg, which means developers can’t add any more new features to the release. Also, today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! Want to know what our team did with the feature freeze and GAAD? And, what other things we’ve been working on? Then keep …Read: "A week with us: Editor feature freeze and GAAD"
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On May 5th, we re-launched the Yoast Diversity fund. Started in 2018 as a way to increase the diversity of speaker line-ups at tech conferences, it pivoted this year to reflect the changes in the new COVID reality. Are you a self-sponsored contributor to the project? or do you contribute to its outreach around the …Read: "A week with us: Yoast Diversity fund, performance improvements, and more!"
The WordPress core team at Yoast had another productive week! We’ve been working hard on improving themes and documentation and kept preparing the ground for the new WordPress release. There are also some other interesting initiatives and projects the team members are pushing forward full speed ahead. Curious to learn more? Read on! Our weekly …Read: "A week with us: Themes, documentation and more!"
This week, our WordPress core team at Yoast worked on improving the code quality of WordPress and Gutenberg, as well as performance, theme tools, documentation, and design, among other things. Like we do every week, we would like to give you an update on what everyone one of us has been working on. Read on …Read: "A week with us: Working on WordPress & Gutenberg"
It’s been over six months now since the WordPress core team at Yoast was formed, so it’s our six-month anniversary! We’re learning to work as a team, and we’re constantly refining our working and communication methods. On April 15, 2021, we had an internal hackathon, and we discussed this blog, amongst other things. We are …Read: "A week with us: Six-month anniversary of the WordPress core team & our team update"
On April 9th, 2021, we held our sixth internal contributor day at Yoast. It’s also the third one since we have a team of full-time sponsored contributors to WordPress.org. We decided to dedicate the day to testing, as we did for our previous event. Here is what we did. The WordPress project is now deep into Phase …Read: "A week with us: Recap of April’s contributor day & our team update"
An essential item in WordPress’s roadmap for 2021 is to bring Full Site Editing (FSE) into WordPress Core. This is a rather big project, one that has been ongoing for more than twelve months. After all this time, we’re finally getting close to including it in WordPress Core. FSE and WordPress themes At the heart of FSE …Read: "A week with us: Full Site Editing from a theme perspective & our team update"
We live in a golden age of web design. Everyone and their grandmother want a website, and there are tons of tools available to make something beautiful and performant for a low investment. There are millions of app startups and agencies for designers to choose from when looking for a job. But I don’t often …Read: "A week with us: WordPress needs designers & our team update"
Last week, Francesca wrote about two Yoasters sharing their experience of being a part of the WordPress 5.7 release squad. She interviewed Tim Hengeveld as the Design focus lead and me, Sergey Biryukov, as the Core tech lead. This week, I’d like to dive into the topic of contributing and answer some common questions from …Read: "A week with us: how to start contributing to Core and a team update"
WordPress 5.7 is the latest, greatest version of WordPress available and I am very proud to say that several folks at Yoast have contributed to it in a major way. For this version, two Yoasters were part of the team, also known as the release squad. Tim Hengeveld served as the Design focus lead and …Read: "Yoasters contributing to WordPress 5.7"