The WP Minute – Episode 124

The WP Minute – Episode 124

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This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 124

Following up on their post about why tech companies should invest in WordPress, XWP has a post that discusses how tech companies should invest in WordPress. Again, my criticism from the first post stands. I wish they had industry examples for each of their points, but the article is well written though a bit simplistic.

WPTavern has posted about how to adjust some settings in the new editor to make it have fewer distracting elements. It covers things like full-screen mode, spotlight mode, and much more. If you’ve felt like Gutenberg isn’t working well for you, some of these changes may help refine the experience.

Speaking of the new block-based editor, I think the best thing anyone that builds themes or plugins could do right now is to really dive in and learn the new way of doing things, and that’s exactly what Weglot, a translation plugin for WordPress has done. Not only do they support Gutenberg, but they also redeveloped their site using it.

When I asked Thomas Fanchin, marketing lead for Weglot, what the company thought of Matt’s statement that the fourth stage of the revitalization and modernization of WordPress will be multilingual support in core, he had this to say: “we closely monitor the subject but we believe that adding multilingual to the core is a good thing. Multilingual support is a very important subject that is often forgotten.”

He didn’t seem worried about how it will affect their business as multilingual support is very complex.

That’s it for today’s WP Minute, thank you all for watching.

How Tech Companies Should Invest in WordPress
Configuring Gutenberg for Fewer Distractions
Weglot and Gutenberg

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