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DE{CODE} 2022
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DE{CODE} 2022

WP Engine, the world’s most trusted WordPress technology company, is preparing its third annual, developer-focused event, DE{CODE} 2022. The possibility of registration is open globally via the official website. The completely virtual event will take place April 20-21 and will be broadcast across three different time zones, making it more convenient for developers attending from North America, EMEA, and Australia. The agenda is packed with 19 expert-led sessions that dive into the latest trends and technologies in WordPress. This year’s event is organized around four key areas of development most requested by previous DE{CODE} attendees: eCommerce, headless WordPress, managed WordPress hosting and the builder experience. “This is our third year since launching DE{CODE} and the fo...
Newfold Digital acquires YITH
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Newfold Digital acquires YITH

Newfold Digital, a leading web and commerce technology provider backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”) and Siris Capital Group, LLC (together with its affiliates, “Siris”), has acquired YITH, one of the largest independent sellers and developers of WooCommerce plugins and themes for WordPress, a free and open-source content management system. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. With nearly 2.3 million active installs and more than 100 plugins that expertly solve most e-commerce needs, YITH enables customers to build and grow online WooCommerce stores. WooCommerce is the world’s #1 open-source e-commerce software, powering 22% of the top 1 million e-commerce sites in the world.   “For businesses everywhere, e-commerce has become a...
WP VIP: Fooz is a new Silver Agency Partner
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WP VIP: Fooz is a new Silver Agency Partner

WordPress VIP announced that WordPress agency from Poland, Fooz, is a new Silver Agency Partner. Operating out of Poland, they are a team of 24 highly-skilled WordPress specialists. Since their launch four years ago, Fooz has delivered more than 200 high-quality websites and projects for medium- and large-size clients in 16 countries. wpvip.com Fooz works closely with marketing teams, design agencies, and IT companies, developing fast, good-looking, and easy-to-use websites that help clients grow their businesses through marketing campaigns, content marketing, A/B testing, and scaling. Becoming a WordPress VIP partner has always been an aspiration for Fooz since our beginning. It is also a natural step to take for our company. We provide our clients with the ability to g...
Aprimo and WordPress VIP launched new platform
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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 heart of the platform where all content is stored and accessed. In...
WordPress Foundation: $1.2M of support during 2021
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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 ended 2020 with a net loss, a tax form was filed to request a refund of $50,708 which is forthcoming. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
GiveWP joins the Liquid Web Family of Brands
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GiveWP joins the Liquid Web Family of Brands

Liquid Web Family of Brands, a market leader in managed hosting, digital commerce cloud, and WordPress software services to small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), announced their acquisition of GiveWP, a leader in WordPress plugins for nonprofits. GiveWP joins the Liquid Web Family of Brands along with WP Business Reviews, both of which belong to the Impress.org brand family. The GiveWP acquisition is an extension of Liquid Web’s commitment to leadership in the WordPress and WooCommerce arena by delivering innovative solutions that power the online potential of businesses and the designers, developers, and agencies who create for them. “GiveWP is a well-known and respected brand in the WordPress community. We are excited to welcome them to the Liquid Web family as we continue to b...