• INTERVIEWS - WORDCAMPS

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Patricia Brun Torre from WordCamp Genève

    Lead organizer of WordCamp Genève 2022, Patricia Brun Torre, introduced us to the program of the event that is going to happen on April 9th and shared with us some amazing facts about the WordPress community in Switzerland. Enjoy! Introduce us briefly to this year’s WordCamp Genève? Our WordCamp Genève  – along with WordCamp Athens, which takes place the same weekend – celebrates the much-awaited revival of face-to-face events and the return to normality after two difficult years. I believe only Sevilla organised an in-person WordCamp last December. We very much missed the talks as well as the opportunity to…

  • STORIES & INSIGHTS

    DE{CODE} 2022

    WP Engine, the world’s most trusted WordPress technology company, is preparing its third annual, developer-focused event, DE{CODE} 2022. The possibility of registration is open globally via the official website. The completely virtual event will take place April 20-21 and will be broadcast across three different time zones, making it more convenient for developers attending from North America, EMEA, and Australia. The agenda is packed with 19 expert-led sessions that dive into the latest trends and technologies in WordPress. This year’s event is organized around four key areas of development most requested by previous DE{CODE} attendees: eCommerce, headless WordPress, managed WordPress hosting and the builder experience. “This…

  • Editor's Picks - WORDCAMPS

    WordCamps in April 2022: Geneve, Athens, Vienna

    There are three WordCamps scheduled to be held in April. WordCamp Geneve, WordCamp Athens, and WordCamp Vienna. Here is a little sneak peek of what we can expect… WordCamp Geneve 2022 In Geneve, on 9 April 2022, the WordCamp Geneve 2022 organizers will open the doors for everyone at 9:00 am at the Voisins de Blandonnet coworking space to welcome the people with a coffee and hand out the badges. The sessions will include many different topics, but just to mention a few. Shaunelle Drake will share her personal experience with WordPress and the changes that it made in her life. John Robert-Nicoud will…

  • STORIES & INSIGHTS

    Newfold Digital acquires YITH

    Newfold Digital, a leading web and commerce technology provider backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”) and Siris Capital Group, LLC (together with its affiliates, “Siris”), has acquired YITH, one of the largest independent sellers and developers of WooCommerce plugins and themes for WordPress, a free and open-source content management system. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. With nearly 2.3 million active installs and more than 100 plugins that expertly solve most e-commerce needs, YITH enables customers to build and grow online WooCommerce stores. WooCommerce is the world’s #1 open-source e-commerce software, powering 22% of the…

  • DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN - Editor's Picks

    The new block theme: Wabi by Tabor

    Rich Tabor, designer and developer known for projects such as ThemeBeans and CoBlocks, now has launched a new WordPress block theme named Wabi. Wabi foregrounds the simplistic design language of storytelling through clean lines, beautiful typography and a dynamic accent color system. As he stated on his official website, it’s a brilliant theme for writers and publishers. With Wabi, you may pick an accent color for each post and “theme” that content, providing a clever design layer to compliment the theme’s minimal style. Each post can have one of six different accent colors, all of which you may tailor within the new…

  • STORIES & INSIGHTS

    WP VIP: Fooz is a new Silver Agency Partner

    WordPress VIP announced that WordPress agency from Poland, Fooz, is a new Silver Agency Partner. Operating out of Poland, they are a team of 24 highly-skilled WordPress specialists. Since their launch four years ago, Fooz has delivered more than 200 high-quality websites and projects for medium- and large-size clients in 16 countries.  wpvip.com Fooz works closely with marketing teams, design agencies, and IT companies, developing fast, good-looking, and easy-to-use websites that help clients grow their businesses through marketing campaigns, content marketing, A/B testing, and scaling. Becoming a WordPress VIP partner has always been an aspiration for Fooz since our beginning.…

  • DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN - Editor's Picks

    FSE Block Theme Generator: Optional Theme.json settings

    For all those who want to dive deeper into the FSE (Full Site Editing), the website fullsiteediting.com is a great starting point. The site is run by Carolina Nymark, one of the prominent members of the WordPress community and an excellent developer. There is a block themes generator on this site that allows you to generate starter block themes in just few clicks. Now, this generator has been upgraded and it has optional theme.json settings where you can choose colors and content widths. Check it out here for more details: https://fullsiteediting.com/block-theme-generator/

  • Editor's Picks - STORIES & INSIGHTS

    Aprimo and WordPress VIP launched new platform

    Aprimo, an industry-leading provider of digital asset management and work management solutions, today announced a brand refresh that includes an all-new digital experience platform (DXP). The platform integrates the company’s content operations platform with a best-in-class content management system and content analytics, bringing bolder brand experiences to market and the intelligence to marketers to better understand content performance and value. The new aprimo.com is an innovative, unified marketing technology stack developed by Aprimo and powered by strategic partner WordPress VIP, in addition to Parse.ly, a top content analytics platform acquired by WordPress VIP in February 2021. Aprimo DAM serves as the…

  • WORDCAMPS

    WordCamp Prague 2022

    WordCamp Prague 2022 will be held on February 26th and it’s an online event that would include interactive discussions on many different topics. According to the official website, everything will take place in real time and it’s going to happen without recording. Here you can check out the program! This event is an amazing opportunity to exchange know-how and to get connected with a very well-organized WordPress community of Czech Republic. Follow their Twitter @WordCampPraha

  • Editor's Picks - STORIES & INSIGHTS

    WordPress Foundation: $1.2M of support during 2021

    WPCS (WordPress Community Support), the subsidiary of the WordPress Foundation, has published an overview of the state of the support program’s finances. Here is the original article from make.wordpress.org: WPCS rounded out the year with approximately $1.2M of cash on hand. Of this total, $293,000 relates to unused Global Sponsorship funds carried over from 2020. Annual estimated overhead and operating expenses, including Meetup.com fees, is ($276,000). In addition, prepaid expenses total $216,374. These expenses are funds that were expended in 2020 for WordCamp Asia, WordCamp Atlanta, and WordCamp US, and are being held for future events. Due to the fact that WPCS…