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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Robert Jacobi from Cloudways
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Robert Jacobi from Cloudways

Cloudways has taken an innovative step through a partnership with Patchstack. We talked to Robert Jacobi, their new director for WordPress, on that occasion, but we also talked about some other topics. Enjoy! Robert, you are the new Director of WordPress at Cloudways. What are the most important goals that you want to achieve and how was your first month in a new company!? First, thank you Vjekoslav for the opportunity and the time to chat. That’s a fun question to get started with. The first month has really been about getting to know the teams, processes, workflows, etc. All the standard getting up to speed things that have to happen. I’m really blown away by the professionalism and enthusiasm by everyone at Cloudways. And that’s a lot of people. As for the position, it’s a...
WP Engine: The World’s First Study of the WordPress Economy
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WP Engine: The World’s First Study of the WordPress Economy

WP Engine published one excellent research and study named "WordPress Economy: The World’s First Study of the WordPress Economy" with a projection of great WordPress ecosystem growth. It's the first comprehensive analysis of the combined global economy for WordPress, which was estimated at $596.7 billion in 2020, and is expected to reach $635.5 billion by the end of 2021.WordPress Economy / WP Engine In partnership with research firm Vanson Bourne, and the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) at Goldsmiths University of London, this research was undertaken to assess the economic value and the social impact of WordPress while providing an innovative, credible, and scientific contribution to the ongoing debates and discussions that surround it. Commissioned by WP Engine ...
WebDevStudios is a new WordPress VIP Gold Agency Partner
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WebDevStudios is a new WordPress VIP Gold Agency Partner

We are proud to welcome WebDevStudios as a new agency partner! WebDevStudios is one of 13 Gold Partners in this exclusive group of agencies with proven excellence implementing WordPress at scale, WordPress VIP announced in the official press release. WebDevStudios is a website design and development agency that creates quality-driven, user-friendly experiences for startups to large enterprise projects.  It's a full-service WordPress shop, providing end-to-end opportunities from strategy and planning to design and development, as well as full data migration, extensive API integrations, scalability, performance, and long-term guidance and maintenance. WebDevStudios’ client list includes The Wall Street Journal, Starbucks, Microsoft, the NBA, Uber, Comedy Central, and Viac...
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Milica Djustebek from WordCamp Europe
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Milica Djustebek from WordCamp Europe

As the official Media Supporter of WordCamp Europe 2021, #WPDEVMAG started "#WCEU2021 UPDATES" and now we're closing it in the best possible way with one "after hour" exclusive interview with Milica Djustebek from the PR team of #WCEU2021. Enjoy! What is your biggest impression from this year’s WordCamp event? As the first-time WCEU organizer, it was seeing everyone working together to make it the best possible online conference, tailored to the needs of our WordPress community. What could you single out about the experience of organizing WordCamp events and the specifics of organizing online events ... Everything was at a high-quality level, so the question arises what was the biggest challenge of this year's WordCamp? The events are made for people by the people! It doe...
#WCEU2021 UPDATES: Live and available on YouTube! (VIDEO)
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#WCEU2021 UPDATES: Live and available on YouTube! (VIDEO)

In case you don't have a #WCEU ticket or you missed some of the sessions, the sessions and events are available for everyone on the official #WCEU YouTube channel. The sessions of the first two days are published and here you can find the WordCamp Europe 2021 schedule. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7SQblyuVmY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9BjOAnqMJc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdnHXBFOPEA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdLGO-PzNJ0 WCEU (WordCamp Europe) is the largest WordPress conference in Europe. WCEU 2021 is taking place on 7-9 June 2021. #WPDEVMAG created “#WCEU2021 UPDATES” as the official Media Supporter of WCEU 2021.
Cloudways: A new WordPress security way!
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Cloudways: A new WordPress security way!

Cloudways, a cloud hosting provider focused on simplicity and productivity, announced a partnership with WordPress security tool provider Patchstack. The security company’s features will be fully integrated into Cloudways to allow users to scan and automatically patch vulnerabilities in WordPress, plugins, and themes.cloudways.com The multi-cloud managed application as a service platform lets users choose from a variety of web hosting options, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, DigitalOcean, Vultr, and Linode. The platform offers a unique managed hosting strategy for WordPress and WooCommerce sites by removing cloud server-related hassles. This is accomplished by leveraging high-speed servers, an intuitive control panel, 24/7 live support, flexible pricing, and a free Wor...
#WCEU2021 UPDATES: The Schedule published – awesome number of awesome “mega-events”!
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#WCEU2021 UPDATES: The Schedule published – awesome number of awesome “mega-events”!

WordCamp Europe has published this year's schedule of events and apparently high-end quality await us! On WCEU Schedule we have excellent sessions, talks, workshops, but we would like to single out a great number of scheduled interviews with the biggest names in the WordPress ecosystem, and also we need to highlight very important discussion panels on some of the top issues concerning the WordPress development path. The discussion panels include "FSE (Full Site Editing)", "The Future of Themes in WordPress", and two panels that are focused on contributing to the growth of the WordPress ecosystem. "How contributors make WordPress" Join Christopher Churchill and Abha Thakor as they chat to contributors who have been involved in major releases and projects within WordPress.org. T...
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Jigar Shah from WPWebElite
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Jigar Shah from WPWebElite

Jigar Shah is the CEO of WPWebElite, a web development company known for its wide spectrum of e-commerce solutions for WordPress. We had the pleasure to talk with him about his work, the development of WPWebElite company, trends in e-commerce and WordPress, marketing, remote working, etc. Enjoy! WPWebElite is a web development company with a special focus on e-commerce WordPress solutions. Tell us, which types of e-commerce plugins are the most popular and which WPWebElite plugins are the best sellers? Well, a plugin can make your website super-functional. There are quite a lot of eCommerce Plugins that are popular today, some of them are: WooCommerce, Shopify, Ecwid Ecommerce Shopping Cart, Easy Digital Downloads, Cart66 Cloud, WP eCommerce, Jigoshop eCommerce. We create so...
18 years of WordPress
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18 years of WordPress

On this very day 18 years ago (May 27th), the first version of the WordPress open source software came out.  WordPress has come a long way in the past 18 years. At the time of writing this blog post, WordPress has surpassed 40 releases and powers more than 40% of the web! Go to the official WordPress Foundation site for more information!
WordSesh 2021 brings…
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WordSesh 2021 brings…

This year, the "WordSesh" conference is happening in the period of May 25 - June 4. "WordSesh" is one amazing WordPress conference and it's completely free. As officially stated, each event is highly curated to provide you with the absolute best possible experience and that means the inclusion of different topics interesting in terms of the WordPress ecosystem and community. There is a lot of sessions with "block-based development" as the main topic this year, but also there is a good number of insights into different web design, content marketing, marketing, and e-commerce subjects. Every presentation is recorded and published to WPSessions after the live event has ended. Take a look at the Schedule on the official website. The choice is amazing and WordSesh is confirmed as a...
#WCEU2021 UPDATES: Meet the speakers – grab your seat!
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#WCEU2021 UPDATES: Meet the speakers – grab your seat!

The WordCamp Europe 2021 team announced that the new tickets are coming after the registration has crossed the number of 1500 people. https://twitter.com/WCEurope/status/1397527828762087431 Also, the important updates from WCEU are the lists of WCEU 2021 speakers which include some of the leading WordPress experts. https://twitter.com/WCEurope/status/1397128942742605824 https://twitter.com/WCEurope/status/1397473840528334851 https://twitter.com/WCEurope/status/1397895325847797761 WCEU (WordCamp Europe) is the largest WordPress conference in Europe. WCEU 2021 will take place on 7-9 June 2021. #WPDEVMAG created "#WCEU2021 UPDATES" as the official Media Supporter of WCEU 2021. Check out the official website of WCEU for more!
Yoast Diversity Fund: Apply until the end of May!
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Yoast Diversity Fund: Apply until the end of May!

The Yoast Diversity Fund invites all those who have quality projects that contribute to the WordPress community to apply for sponsorship by the end of May. The company said in a statement that, in the last couple of years, the fund had invested mostly in conferences and enabling many people to be speakers at various events around the world, but that the company decided to find another purpose for the fund due to the general pandemic. "Our Diversity fund will now be used to sponsor people that work on a project that benefits WordPress. This can range from teaching a group of people anywhere in the world how to use WordPress to writing patches for Core. As long as your project contributes to making WordPress a better or more diverse environment!", the company stated in the official re...