The call for speakers for the first WordCamp Asia 2020 has been announced, with only English speakers being accepted for the initial year. The deadline is September 25th. 🏕️
It’s been only two months since it was announced that Crowd Favorite would be acquired by VeloMedia; and that deal is nearing completion. Those two brands will be one, under the Crowd Favorite name. Crowd Favorite has just announced another acquisition: Pixel Jar. Pixel Jar is a boutique web development shop run by Brandon Dove…
Sparked by Magne Ilsaas‘s ideas in The WordPress Enterprise Paradox, Tom started a Twitter thread and hosted a live discussion with Magne and others at enterprise WordPress agencies this week. Their main concern is the challenges that arise from not having a well-defined brand and market that allows “WordPress for the Enterprise” to stand out — without being ties to a particular WordPress company or host. After getting an outline of the problem as it stands today, I asked Tom what might help differentiate “Enterprise WordPress” as a collective or entire ecosystem of agencies operating within it. Can open-source values of sharing and cooperation shape a unique global identity for enterprise WordPress agencies? Is it time for an inter-agency association or “guild” to take on these challenges?
Upcoming Events 📆 WordCamp Prague takes place online this weekend on February 27 – the biggest WordPress conference in the Czech Republic. 🇨🇿 WP Engine DE(CODE) 2021 is happening on March 4 with Jason Cohen, Mike Little, Marieke van de Rakt, and others. 👩💻
Vikas Singhal on InstaWP’s backing from Automattic • Raffaella Isidori on the importance of UX • How to get the most out of WordCamps • Peter Suhm on Reform • Josepha Haden Chomphosy shares her open-source reading list • Hiring and
capital_p_dangit • Ryan Welcher live-coding block templates
Simon Wheatley has a really nice slidedeck that dissects WordPress URLs and shows you what they really mean, do, and how to play with them. The “URL to query” concepts in WordPress are really powerful to fully understand. You can check out Simon’s slides on his blog post, and there’s an accompanying presentation on WordPress.tv…
Video streaming has come a long way: It looks like YouTube is readying live 360 degree videos. I (you know this is David geeking out on this note) can’t wait to see a WordCamp streamed like this. 🙂