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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Ben Sibley from Compete Themes
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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 wanted to make themes that would place full emphasis on the written words and media created by the users. According to the official website, you are close to 2 million downloads. W...
Envato: 81,000 creatives earned over $1 billion
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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 (18m) are among the most popular assets for customers. “The $1 billion goal has always been about keeping us focused on our purpose - creating impact for our community, and...
REGISTER NOW: WordCamp Denver 2020!
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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 MosierWordPress REST API: AJAX Forms & SPA Pages by Craig WestCreating a Content Strategy from Scratch In 8 Easy Steps by Alli BerryMaking Google Analytics Work for You by Colleen Harris Source: #WPDEVMAG / https://2020.denver.wordcamp.org/
Enviral: Do You Need To Have A Personal Brand To Be A Successful Sustainable Brand?
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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? Do brand Founders need to build their own personal brands for their businesses to flourish, or can the strength in the brand itself be enough? Let’s kick things off with looking at the pros and ...
WordCamp Kent 2020: A few intro messages from a keynote speaker!
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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 specialist should know not just how to make WordPress do something, but also see what the larger ecosystem is doing (and, if Wix is doing something that WordPress isn’t, let’s bu...
Tabor launched Iceberg
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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. https://twitter.com/richard_tabor/status/1263444178538823680 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