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Eleven 10uppers Recognized In WordPress 5.9 Release

WordPress 5.9 Release

WordPress 5.9, released last week, marks the first public release of WordPress’ long-anticipated full site editing functionality alongside other block editor enhancements.

Full site editing extends the block editor’s reach beyond the boundaries of a single page: empowering the customization and management of global elements like a site’s header, footer, and menus just like any other block. To enable and use the feature, a site’s existing theme must be adapted or a new theme that’s made for the feature, called a “block theme,” must be created. We’re excited by the opportunities full site editing introduces.

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10up Releases New WordPress Plugin To Address Insecure Content, Updates Others

Icons for 10up Plugins

10up’s Open Source Practice has doubled down on contributing tools, time, and code to the WordPress community to empower developers and ensure longevity for the open-source platform that supports many of our largest clients — a platform that now powers more than 40% of all websites. In the last year, that meant investing 6,500+ hours across 30+ projects, which included updates to our flagship plugins like Distributor, ElasticPress, and ClassifAI, among other plugins, and several new WordPress plugin releases like Block For Apple Maps, Eight Day Week, and Convert to Blocks.

Today, we’re happy to announce the release of a new WordPress plugin, Insecure Content Warning, and share updates to several smaller popular plugins.

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10up Appearances, Fall 2021 Edition

Team 10up Speaking Appearances

At 10up, we make a better web by finely crafting websites and tools for content creators. We also give back to our community of digital makers by encouraging team members to share their experience, insights, and lessons learned at industry events, and through engagement with online media. Here are some recent and upcoming highlights around the web:

Torque Social Hour

Our President & Founder Jake Goldman kicked things off as a special guest on The Torque Social Hour, a weekly livestream about WordPress news, events, and life. The show spends a lot of time on headless WordPress solutions like WP Engine’s Atlas product and Jake discusses some newer 10up plugins and our ongoing contributions to the open source community.

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Embracing Friday Culture To Build A Happy, Healthy, High-Performing Team

Team 10up In Florida

When I founded 10up, building a remote company at scale was somewhat of a novelty. Our agency has been featured in case studies, books, ebooks, interviews, and articles about remote work culture, including a Forbes list of notable remote work companies. I have guest lectured at universities like Stanford and the University of Michigan on the subject. Where we were once early pioneers of a new model, companies around the globe have come to embrace remote work.

Now, more than 10 years in, we’re called to revisit how we think about remote work in the context of client service, continued pioneering of working models, and cultivating a happy, healthy, high-performing workplace.

For instance, one thing we’ve realized is that when you already work remotely or stay at home during time off, a day off doesn’t always feel like a day off. When your home and office are the same place, and “entering the office” is only few taps away on that computer in your pocket, finding a healthy work/life balance can be a challenge.

While evaluating potential improvements to the 10up workforce experience, we found ourselves asking, “Client service is our number one value — can we make meaningful changes for our team without diminishing our customer experience?”

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A Decade of Contributing to WordPress

WordPress Trac ticket #17887 with a date of 10 years ago

Ten years ago today, I submitted my very first proposed change to WordPress itself and not long after, in August of 2011, I joined 10up. I have been fortunate to be a part of and grow with the WordPress community in the decade since. Not only have I grown from Web Engineer to Director of Open Source Initiatives at 10up, but also in that time, I’ve gone from being a first-time contributor to one of a handful of WordPress lead developers.

The power of open source and its communities continues to astound and humble me. I could never have dreamed this is where a little curiosity about the second freedom to “study how the program works and change it to make it do what you wish” would lead… and I look forward to seeing what the next decade of my career brings with it.

10up Uncovers Security Vulnerability in FileBird WordPress Plugin, Update Now Available

FileBird WordPress Plugin

As a leading contributor to WordPress, 10up is committed to the cultivation of a vibrant, collaborative, and healthy open-source ecosystem. We strive to strengthen open platforms and tools through responsible stewardship, and embrace the concept that “given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.”

Last week, that work included helping a popular WordPress plugin with 90,000+ installs fix a critical security vulnerability.

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