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…


    Blaze ad network on WordPress.Com & Tumblr

    Automattic announced that the Blaze advertising network is now available to WordPress.Com users. Introduced to Tumblr first in April 2022, and now it is expanding to WordPress.Com. If your website is hosted on WordPress.com, head to wordpress.com/advertising and select your website — you’ll see a list of recent posts and pages you can promote. If your WordPress site isn’t hosted on WordPress.com, you can take advantage of Blaze through the Jetpack plugin. The campaigns are billed weekly based on how many times your ad is shown, so you’ll only ever pay for what you signed up for. Advertising starts at $5/month.


    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Patricia Brun Torre from WordCamp Genève

    Lead organizer of WordCamp Genève 2022, Patricia Brun Torre, introduced us to the program of the event that is going to happen on April 9th and shared with us some amazing facts about the WordPress community in Switzerland. Enjoy! Introduce us briefly to this year’s WordCamp Genève? Our WordCamp Genève  – along with WordCamp Athens, which takes place the same weekend – celebrates the much-awaited revival of face-to-face events and the return to normality after two difficult years. I believe only Sevilla organised an in-person WordCamp last December. We very much missed the talks as well as the opportunity to…


    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…


    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…

  • DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN - Editor's Picks

    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…


    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.…

  • DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN - Editor's Picks

    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/

  • Editor's Picks - STORIES & INSIGHTS

    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…

  • Editor's Picks - STORIES & INSIGHTS

    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…

  • Editor's Picks - WORDCAMPS

    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…