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    WordPress – RearView Mirror 2023

    Since its inception in 2003, WordPress has transformed from a simple blogging platform into a powerful Content Management System (CMS) powering over 40% of the web. By 2023, WordPress has firmly established itself as the go-to solution for businesses, bloggers, and developers alike, offering flexibility, scalability, and a vast ecosystem of themes and plugins. The WordPress ecosystem has seen exponential growth in recent years. As of 2023, the global WordPress market is estimated to be worth over $10 billion, encompassing themes, plugins, hosting services, and development. The democratization of website creation and the rise of online businesses have fueled this…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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/

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    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…

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    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…

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    WordCamp Santa Clarita 2021

    WordCamp Santa Clarita will be held on July 17-18, 2021 and besides an excellent number of sessions, it brings us the joy of Magic Mountain. “Each year we highlight something special about Santa Clarita and this year we spotlight our area’s amusement park history at Magic Mountain – come along for the ride!”, SC WordCamp team says in the official release. The sessions include a variety of topics giving an awesome insight into all the trendy questions. From FSE to the future of WordPress education via WP REST API. Keynote Speaker: Joe Dolson Joe Dolson is the keynote speaker. Joe…

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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,…

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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! 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.

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    Everything About WPWeb’s WooCommerce PDF Vouchers – Bundle Pack

    What Is A WooCommerce PDF Voucher? Do you have an online store? Do you wish to provide a better user experience to your customers? If yes, you will like to know a great plugin that can prove beneficial to you and your customers. If you have a WordPress website for your eCommerce business, you can have a variety of plugins from the WordPress directory as well as some premium plugins launched on various trusted platforms. WooCommerce PDF Vouchers is a perfect WordPress plugin solution that offers redeemable gift vouchers to your customers that can be redeemed online or to your…

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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,…