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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
Gough from Envato: There is a growing demand for easier tools!
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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 that the WordPress world continues to evolve and respond exceptionally well to the changing needs of the wider web design industry, and you only have to look at Gutenberg as one exam
Automattic invested in New Vector
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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 a chat plugin, community collaboration or even more... In fact Automattic just opened up a role for a Matrix.org/WordPress Int...
DON’T MISS THIS: How to do “online WordCamp”!?
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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 barrier to entry for online event production should help WordCamp organizing teams focus on the thin
ENVATO + ELEMENTOR: Template Kits for Elementor
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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 WP web designers in 2020, and we believe that the premade kits we're releasing today with Elemento
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Henry Rise from ThemeRex
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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! ThemeREX logo / themerex.net 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, we were a part of another big template company. However, after several years of working in the field, we had enough knowledge and skills to runt the business on our own. We started...
WCEU sold 3000 tickets –  WCUS is going online!
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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 this edition! https://t.co/7ptEOfzScp— WordCamp Europe (@WCEurope) May 3, 2020 Source: #WPDEVMAG (more…)
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Frank Will from ThemeMove
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Frank Will from ThemeMove

We're bringing you the new exclusive #WPDEVMAG interview! This time we have spoken to Frank Will, the head of ThemeMove, cutting-edge WordPress development agency. He has shared with us a few interesting things about their business, about the challenges of today's market, their marketing, design and development philosophy, etc. Enjoy! ThemeMove logo / thememove.com Please, tell us basic things about “ThemeMove”!? We are ThemeMove, a Power Elite WordPress Theme development agency that provides powerful and creative theme designs. We always catch the latest technology and adapt to the world’s new trend to deliver the best themes to the market. Whatever the industry that your company operates in, we have powerful themes to meet your highest standards with premium features bundle
WebDevStudios: New to Working from Home? Try These Tips
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WebDevStudios: New to Working from Home? Try These Tips

Working from home has been a dream or an occasional treat to many of us, but given recent global changes (which name shall not be mentioned), many across the globe find themselves by virtue of necessity working from home now as a new way of life. Working from home is not the same as working from the office. You don’t just swap your employer’s desk for your home desk and office wear for PJs (although this is a great start!). WebDevStudios, since its inception over ten years ago, has always been a remote work company, meaning there has never been a shared office; and we like it that way. At WebDevStudios, we employ a staff 38 highly-skilled project managers, marketers, support staff, and engineers serving our global client base from the comfort of our homes. That all said, I think we k