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    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Ben Sibley from Compete Themes

    #WPDEVMAG is bringing the interview with Ben Sibley from Compete Themes. It’s a WordPress theme development team with a very unique and good “content first” philosophy that led them to almost 2 million downloads. Enjoy! The best way to start this interview might be to ask you about your “content first” philosophy!? When I first started designing WordPress themes, I was seeing a lot of complex layouts and busy designs, and I felt that the extra details were distracting. WordPress users put so much care and energy into their content that there shouldn’t be anything distracting visitors from it. I…

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    Envato: 81,000 creatives earned over $1 billion

    Envato’s creative community has now earned more than $1 billion since the company was founded.  More than 81,000 creatives from nearly every country in the world have now earned with Envato, be it for their designs, their assets, their skills and experience or their eye for trends. And 88 of these creative authors have earned more than $1m USD each along the way. Audio tracks, stock footage, stock photos, print and web templates have the largest number of creators selling through Envato, though photos (45m sales or licenses across Envato Market and Envato Elements), video templates (22m) and stock footage…

  • Featured - WORDCAMPS

    REGISTER NOW: WordCamp Denver 2020!

    Friday & Saturday, June 26-27, 2020. Free tickets. Virtual conference. It’s WordCamp Denver 2020. The list of this year’s speakers is very interesting and some of the names included are Akshat Choudhary from BlogVault, Alli Berry from Motley Fool, one of the most known WordPress experts, Chris Lema and many other amazing people with great experiences. Among all the great speakers and excellent sessions, there are a few workshops that we have found as especially interesting: What You Need to Know About Technical SEO by Niki Mosier WordPress REST API: AJAX Forms & SPA Pages by Craig West Creating a Content Strategy…

  • Featured - STORIES & INSIGHTS

    Enviral: Do You Need To Have A Personal Brand To Be A Successful Sustainable Brand?

    ‘Personal brand’. It’s a word that’s been chucked around a lot in recent years, but what does it actually mean? The definition of ‘personal branding’ is ‘the practice of marketing people and their careers as brands. It is an ongoing process of developing and maintaining a reputation and impression of an individual, group or organisation’. In short, it’s the way you want to portray yourself to the world. It involves finding your individual style, building up a reputation and then allowing yourself to be known for those things.  What we want to know is how does this relate to business?…

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    WordCamp Kent 2020: A few intro messages from a keynote speaker!

    The official website of WordCamp Kent 2020 published an interesting interview with Steve Grunwell from Liquid Web, a keynote speaker. Here is what he said about what inspired him for his keynote session named “The World Beyond WordPress”… For too long, I’ve heard developers in the WordPress ecosystem be surprised to hear about the larger PHP community, but I’m the developer today because I’ve looked beyond the gates of WordPress. I’m a developer who happens to write PHP and work in WordPress, I’m not a “WordPress developer” or even a “PHP developer.” The same goes for those in other specialties: An SEO…

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    Tabor launched Iceberg

    Richard Tabor, known for CoBlocks, Block Gallery, and ThemeBeans, has launched a new premium WordPress plugin “Iceberg”. It’s new writing experience. Iceberg is a beautiful, flexible writing editor for crafting posts with the WordPress block editor, as stated on the official website. Iceberg allows you to write within the WordPress block editor in a way that feels much more natural than working with “blocks”. Our goal is not to remove blocks, but rather to deemphasize them – and any non-essential elements within the editor – to promote a focus on writing. Check out the official website: useiceberg.com. Source: #WPDEVMAG

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    Gough from Envato: There is a growing demand for easier tools!

    Envato believes the new Envato Elements Template Kits category will further accelerate the adoption of page builders like Elementor to a wider group of users, giving more people the tools than ever before to build the website of their dreams without the need for a deep background in website development. Here is what the General manager of Envato’s Content team, Cameron Gough, says about it. “Launching Template Kits is our latest response to the growing demand for page builders and customers looking for design inspiration that is simple and easy to apply to their website,” says Cameron Gough. “We know…

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    Automattic invested in New Vector

    Automattic invested in New Vector and it’s $4.6M strategic investment in order to back the Matrix ecosystem, New Vector stated in their official press release. We’re very excited to announce that Automattic, the creator of WordPress, is making a $4.6M strategic investment in New Vector in order to back the Matrix ecosystem – effectively extending our Series-A round from October. The natural fit between Automattic and New Vector means that the opportunities for collaboration are huge, and maybe even more obvious at the open source project level. For instance, Matrix could become the default real-time communication layer for WordPress, be it for…

  • Editor's Picks - Featured - WORDCAMPS

    DON’T MISS THIS: How to do “online WordCamp”!?

    According to the Central WordCamp site, since the pilot program for supplying production vendors to online WordCamps was announced, a few WordCamps have taken advantage of this – namely WordCamp Spain, WordCamp Santa Clarita, and the upcoming WordCamp Kent. This pilot program has proved to be a success, which means that all WordCamp organizing teams in 2020 will be able to count on this support. Through this program, WPCS (WordPress Community Support, PBC) will pay the production costs of online WordCamps hosted in 2020 with the hope that this will result in more online WordCamps during this time of uncertainty and in-person disconnection. Removing the…

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    ENVATO + ELEMENTOR: Template Kits for Elementor

    Envato has launched a new WordPress category across both ThemeForest and Envato Elements, with the release of hundreds of Template Kits that work seamlessly with one of the WordPress industry’s leading page builders, Elementor.  Envato’s PR and communications manager, David Scott has explained to #WPDEVMAG editor that Envato worked together with the team at Elementor to develop a high-end product. “We’ve worked with the team at Elementor, and our creative theme developer community, to come up with more than 200 kits at launch, from agency pages to restaurant sites and everything in between.”, Scott said. “Obviously page builders are front and center for many…

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    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Henry Rise from ThemeRex

    Whatever micro-niche you belong to, there is always an example of successful companies whose example you can follow and who you can learn from. One of such well-known names in the WordPress market is ThemeREX. Enjoy the #WPDEVMAG interview with Henry Rise, the founder of ThemeREX! Hi, Henry! Thank you for agreeing to answer a couple of questions about your business. Please, could you introduce us to ThemeRex? How did everything begin? I started to work with WordPress 10 years ago. The whole team started to work with the CMS about 7 years ago. At the beginning of our story,…

  • Featured - WORDCAMPS

    WCEU sold 3000 tickets – WCUS is going online!

    The European WordPress Community will meet for 3 days of learning, sharing and fun online over 4-6 June 2020. This time, due to Covid19, it’s online and it’s promising. In just a few days, there were 3000 tickets sold. Now, WCUS is going online too. WordCamp US 2020 is online from October 27-29, 2020. Their Call for Speakers is extended to May 31. #WCEU stands with our @WordCampUS friends in their decision to make #WCUS 2020 an online event. We know it was a hard call to make, but we can't wait to see everything they have in store for…