I’ve made a new, ridiculously simple WordPress plugin called Direct link. Ever wished you could make your post titles link to external sites instead of being simple permalinks? Now you can! Download the plugin at wordpress.org/plugins/direct-link (usage instructions can be found here).
Feedback is always welcome. If you want some additional feature or find a bug (this is version 1.0, after all), let me know via the WP forums.
An insightful piece by Matt Mullenweg on the balance between maintaining a popular piece of software and adapting to advancements in technology.
Oh, and there’s this, too:
So we asked ourselves a big question. What would we build if we were starting from scratch today, knowing all we’ve learned over the past 13 years of building WordPress? At the beginning of last year, we decided to start experimenting and see.
Today we’re announcing something brand new, a new approach to WordPress, and open sourcing the code behind it. The project, codenamed Calypso, is the culmination of more than 20 months of work by dozens of the most talented engineers and designers I’ve had the pleasure of working with (127 contributors with over 26,000 commits!).
People are abuzz because it looks like the W3Techs survey of the web now has WordPress at 25% market share. … The big opportunity is still the 57% of websites that don’t use any identifiable CMS yet, and that’s where I think there is still a ton of growth for us (and I’m also rooting for all the other open source CMSes).
Popular products always have their share of dissenters, but I am proud to be an (extremely small) part of this particular one.
My Most Popular Tags WordPress plugin has reached the 30,000 download milestone. A humble thank you to everyone who has given it a spin; making something that people find useful is extremely rewarding.
Following my previous post, I started wondering if there is a WP plugin for Google AMP. Of course there is. (via ma.tt)