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This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 133

I want to start today’s episode by expressing some frustration. I get my news through a few sources including Twitter, monitoring RSS feeds and more. But I often have issues due to sites either re-promoting or updating their old posts. Checking the publish date isn’t even always an easy way to tell because they’ll update the publish date. I typically figure this out when I see a comment at the end of the article from a few weeks, months or even a year ago. It can be so frustrating.

How would you feel if you were working really hard in a what I assume is a volunteer position and then someone came along and hired someone else to do it and the way you found out was via a blog post, tweet or email? Well, that’s the situation that happened to Bridget Willard when Matt announced in a blog post that Joost de Valk will be talking on the role of Marketing and Communications Lead. While I can appreciate that Matt wants to expand the leadership of WordPress, and I think that’s really smart of him to do, how he handled it might not have been ideal. Matt has since reached out to Bridget to apologize and she accepted, so we can just move on from that bit of WordPress drama, right?

Over on WPTavern, there is a post that talks about WooCommerce Blocks version 1.3.0. It adds six new blocks including a best selling products block, on sale products block, and a few others. As a feature plugin, WooCommerce Blocks will likely be merged into WooCommerce core at some point in the future, but if you are in a highly competitive e-commerce arena, this might give you an edge in designing pages for your store.

News today from a blog I’ve been reading for over a decade now, Signal v. Noise has announced that they have moved away from Medium and gone to WordPress.com. They talk about why in their post, but the easy answer is that they didn’t feel that Medium was creating the best reading experience for their fans.

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

Sources:
An Interesting Way to Be Told You’ve Been Replaced
Expanding WordPress Leadership
WooCommerce Blocks 1.3.0
Signal v Noise Moves to WordPress.com