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December 01, 2022

November is a lot of things to a lot of people. There’s No-Shave November, big family gatherings, Black Friday sales – and all of it is ramping up to the biggest holiday month of the year.

WordPress users have had a month to poke around version 6.1, so we put down our second helping of turkey and stuffing to sort through the best tweets from November.

Check out our favorite tweets from this past month.

Drawing inspiration

Phil Sola proved that the squeaky dev gets the oil, as his box shadow controls suggestion may be on the way.

Phil Sola's tweet that reads "Recently started adding some suggestions to the gb project on GitHub and 1 is actually being talked through at the moment. Box shadow controls may be on their way, high five emoji. If you want to see a change, suggest it, you never know. There is a screengrab of the related github project.


We love collabs. Justin Tadlock recently tweeted that the WordPress dev blog is in beta, and we’re hoping to see a bunch of your contributions there.

Justin Tadlock's tweet reading, "The WordPress Developer Blog is now in public beta: https://developer.wordpress.org/news/  I'm super pumped about the future of this project. It'll be a great place where WP developers can have an ongoing conversation about building upon our favorite platform."

Kasirye Arthur shares his excitement over hosting Africa’s first WordCamp event, and we’d be lying if we didn’t say we’re jazzed to hear it too.

Kasirye Arthur's tweet that reads "Am glad to lead the first wordcamp in Africa in 2023 happening in Entebbe,Uganda at UWEC. Wordcamps are safe spaces for #WordPress users to get inspired and exhibit their skills as well as share knowledge with fellow users, join us!  http://entebbe.wordcamp.org/2023"

We’re suckers for a good, heartwarming story. Coder and poet Leo Gopal shared a sweet memory of his first experiences with WordPress – we’re not crying, you’re crying!

Leo Gopal's tweet that reads "On this day, 14 years ago, a teenage young man with a stutter made his first #WordPress site and found the first place he could speak fluently.   Blog before an email.  14 years later it still gets him through life.  That young man is me.  Thank you #WordPress."

Talking shop

WordPress dev and WPEngine Community Manager for Developer Relations Sam Munoz got people thinking introspectively about their work in WordPress.

Sam Munoz's tweet that reads "Do you enjoy the #WordPress work you do?"

Rod D asked a great question about using WordPress as a headless CMS. We’ve got some thoughts on what framework to use, too.

Rod D's tweet that reads "Beginner #WordPress question. Inspired by  @mgaak1dev   How would you go about it if you wanted to use WP as a headless cms?  What framework (or other, I am a beginner so enlighten me!) would you use and why?"

Remkus de Vries wanted to know which page builder WordPress users will be using going forward. Looks like the majority really dig Site Editor.

Remkus de Vries' tweet which reads "It's been a few weeks since #WordPress 6.1 dropped. Have you played around with the Site Editor yet?   What page builder will you use for your next project?"

Keeping his eye on trends, Jack Arturo suggests frustrations with Gutenberg are actually creating opportunities for visual editors. We’re a fan of whatever works best for our clients.

Jack Arturo's tweet which reads "Unexpected trend— new users to WordPress are so frustrated with the #Gutenberg editor, they go out in search of replacement visual editors.  This is driving the growth of Bricks, Breakdance, Oxygen, etc.  Anyone else seeing this?  It’s a net win for the community, I suppose 🤔"

Niche site builder Dan polled his audience to get some WordPress hosting suggestions. While we don’t appear among the suggestions, there are some great discussions in the thread that’ll help customers when comparing hosts.

Dan's tweet which reads "Any recommendations on a good WordPress hosting platform?  I'm looking at trying each hosting provider.  So far I have tried  - Siteground - Flywheel - Cloudways (My Favourite so far) - Inmotion"

Lighter fare

Nat Miletic returns with a spicy meme about WordPress newbies. We think there’s plenty of room for no-code and code at the dinner table.

Nat Miletic's post which reads "New WordPress people be like" and shows an image of the Drake reject meme with the text "write 2 lines of code in functions.php" and the Drake approve meme image next to the text "Install a plugin"

Ricky may not be talking about WordPress specifically, but our Nexcess devs feel this in their soul.

Ricky's tweet which reads "When my front end engineers send me a code review" and shows a simulated text which says "I ain't reading all that code. I'm happy for u tho. Or sorry that happened"

Rich shares a tidbit about WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg’s sleep patterns, and we’re tired just thinking about this. Also, BRB we’re adding “bad butt” to our iPhone’s text replacement vocabulary.

Rich's tweet which reads "> Matt wrote the majority of the code for WordPress over a year of "polyphasic" sleep: roughly 4 hours of waking, followed by 20 to 30 minutes of sleep, repeated indefinitely. This is nicknamed the "Uber-man" protocol. Why did he stop? "I got a girlfriend." and shows an image of a page from the book the quote came from.

A work of art

Like the Great British Baking Show, we saved the showstopper for last. Check out Angela Bowman’s absolutely awesome WordPress stained glass.

Angela Bowman's tweet reading "Getting my WordPress W hung back up in my office for the winter. It has to come down when the AC is in the window. Also hung up the curtains I made from fabric I got in Ghana. You can see the the tops of the mountains just above the stained glass." and includes an image of a window with plants around it, off-white curtains with red lines, and a stained glass art with the WordPress logo hanging in the window.

Want to be featured? Post about WordPress and you just might see yourself here! Check back next month for the best WordPress tweets of December.

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