WPTavern: UK Publishers File £13.6 Billion Lawsuit Against Google Alleging Market Abuse

WPTavern: UK Publishers File £13.6 Billion Lawsuit Against Google Alleging Market Abuse

A group of 130,000 businesses publishing around 1,750,000 websites and applications in the UK have filed a lawsuit against Google and its parent company, Alphabet. The claim is being managed by law firms Humphries Kerstetter and Geradin Partners, who allege that “Google abused its dominant position in the market for online advertising, earning super-profits for…

Akismet: Version 5.0.2 of the Akismet WordPress Plugin is Now Available

Akismet: Version 5.0.2 of the Akismet WordPress Plugin is Now Available

Version 5.0.2 of the Akismet plugin for WordPress is now available. This update contains the following improvements: Fixed a bug causing incompatibility with themes that hide dropdown menus after a set amount of time. Moved away from using [api_key].rest.akismet.com subdomains in favor of sending the key in the request body in order to increase the…

WPTavern: Meetup.com Removes Accessibility Overlay In Response to WordPress Community’s Concerns

WPTavern: Meetup.com Removes Accessibility Overlay In Response to WordPress Community’s Concerns

Meetup.com has removed its accessibility overlay, a recent addition to the company’s website that raised concerns with the WordPress community and the broader community of accessibility professionals. The overly was powered by EqualWeb, a product which claims to provide automated compliance with accessibility standards but doesn’t address inaccessibility at the root of the problem. WordPress Community…

WPTavern: WordPress Launches Developer Blog In Beta

WPTavern: WordPress Launches Developer Blog In Beta

WordPress.org will soon be launching a blog for developers. The blog went into beta at the end of last week and resides on a subdomain of the main site. It is sporting a design similar to WordPress’ general News blog. One of the big picture goals that WordPress’ Executive Director Josepha Haden-Chomphosy identified for 2022…

WPTavern: Divi 5.0 Aims to Bring Greater Compatibility with Gutenberg

WPTavern: Divi 5.0 Aims to Bring Greater Compatibility with Gutenberg

Divi, the popular commercial WordPress theme and page builder created by Elegant Themes, has announced major changes coming in version 5.0 that constitute a complete rewrite of Divi’s core technologies. The update, which is expected to be released in beta next year, will focus on performance, stability, scalability, and extendability, but it will not introduce…

WPTavern: WordPress 6.1 Retires Default Site Tagline in Favor of Empty String

WPTavern: WordPress 6.1 Retires Default Site Tagline in Favor of Empty String

WordPress’ default site tagline, “Just another WordPress site,” is now a thing of the past, though not yet fully retired to the realm of nostalgia. The recent 6.1 release resolved a ticket that lead developer Mark Jaquith opened 15 years ago to encourage people to change their taglines. The tagline has now been changed to…

WPTavern: WordPress Rebrands FSE as “Site Editor”

WPTavern: WordPress Rebrands FSE as “Site Editor”

While WordPress’ site editing capabilities have been in development, the term full-site editing (FSE) has been widely used but sometimes poorly understood outside of contributor groups. Three months ago, WordPress’ Executive Director Josepha Haden Chomphosy proposed renaming FSE to something more user friendly. After a lengthy discussion, Haden Chomphosy has announced the decision to use…

Do The Woo Community: Contributor Support, GPL Nulled Clubs and the BobWP Site

Do The Woo Community: Contributor Support, GPL Nulled Clubs and the BobWP Site

In this show an extended comment from Alain about supporting contributors, a tweet asking about nulled plugin updates and a BobWP revamp. >> The post Contributor Support, GPL Nulled Clubs and the BobWP Site appeared first on Do the Woo – a WooCommerce Builder Community .

WPTavern: Gutenberg’s Roadmap for a “Font Library” Will Give Users an Interface for Registering and Managing Web Fonts

WPTavern: Gutenberg’s Roadmap for a “Font Library” Will Give Users an Interface for Registering and Managing Web Fonts

WordPress’ Create Block Theme plugin, which is used for creating a new theme, blank theme, child theme, or style variation, has a dedicated screen for managing fonts. It lists and previews all the font families and font faces embedded in the theme and allows users to embed Google fonts, embed local font assets, and remove…