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Business Roundup Week Ending May 12

WordCamps: The Next Generation The official WordPress Community blog recently published a post titled “The Next Generation of WordCamps,” outlining the future of in-person WordPress conferences in the post-pandemic world. The successful transition of WordCamps from in-person to virtual during the pandemic has paved the way for hybrid event formats featuring both virtual and in-person…

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Tech Roundup Week Ending May 12

WooCommerce 7.7 If you’re running an online store using WooCommerce, you’ll be excited to hear about the recent 7.7 release! This latest update focuses on improving performance, security, and user experience. Among the key features in version 7.7 is the new Webhooks API, enhanced management of external products, and improved performance when modifying variations. From…

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The WP Agency Journey with Bet Hannon of AccessiCart-Post Status Draft

Bet Hannon, CEO of AccessiCart, talks with Cory Miller about her journey in starting an agency focused on accessibility and e-commerce in the WordPress space. She highlights the importance of accessibility, not only as a legal requirement but also as a means to enhance the user experience for all visitors. Bet emphasizes the need for WordPress professionals to continually educate themselves about accessibility and user experience best practices, collaborate with communities, and consider the diverse needs of users with disabilities. By prioritizing accessibility and optimizing user experiences, we can create inclusive websites that benefit all users.

WP 6.2.1 RC1 β€’ Annual Survey Results β€’ WCUS Scholarship Fund
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WP 6.2.1 RC1 β€’ Annual Survey Results β€’ WCUS Scholarship Fund

WordPress 6.2.1 RC1 is now available for testing, and planning is underway for the 6.3 AND 6.4 release squad members. Head over to the Core team website for more information.

Each year the WordPress community has an opportunity to participate in the annual survey. The results from 2022 are now available.

Contributors that are a self-identifying female, have a financial need and have never attended WordCamp US are encouraged to apply by June 12, 2023, 11:00 pm Eastern time

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Tech Roundup Week Ending May 5

New Community Theme Launched WordPress Themes Team released a new block theme, Stacks, designed to build slide decks. Stacks was designed and constructed by Saxon Fletcher with help from Ben Dwyer. After customizing the theme, users can create slides on any post or page using the ‘Stacks’ pattern. The theme is mobile-friendly and not likely…

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Business Roundup Week Ending May 5

WishList is Joining the Caseproof Family of Products β€’ WishList Products, the parent company of WishList Memberβ„’ and CourseCure, has been acquired by Caseproof and its CEO Blair Williams.  β€’ Tracy Childers, Co-Founder of WishList Products, will no longer be involved in the business, but the entire team will continue to run WishList with the…

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Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 12

Corey Maass and Cory Miller continue the development of their new WordPress plugin, Crop.Express. They discuss the current state of WordPress, its future, and what it means for WordPress professionals. Discover the top takeaways for developers, designers, and business owners in the WordPress ecosystem. Expect to gain insights on navigating the evolving WordPress landscape and staying ahead of the game.

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WordPress Products in the Enterprise with Crowd Favorite-Post Status Draft

In this episode, Cory Miller talks with Karim Marucchi, Pat Ramsey, and Alex Nitu of Crowd Favorite. They share their insights on scaling WordPress for the enterprise. Their discussion includes the challenges of managing large WordPress sites, tips for optimizing site performance and security, and advice for hiring and managing a WordPress development team.

Blogs to Blocks β€’ Core + AI β€’ LCP Image Performance β€’ Testing FSE Front Page
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Blogs to Blocks β€’ Core + AI β€’ LCP Image Performance β€’ Testing FSE Front Page

The WordPress Marketing Team is hosting a Blogs to Blocks celebration and invites you to get involved by creating and responding to daily prompts around blogging, design, development, photos, community, and more ways to contribute.

The Core Team is considering how to include extendible technology to integrate AI. Additionally, there is a proposal needing your feedback around improving image performance. Felix Arntz notes that addingΒ fetchpriority=”high” to the LCP image typically improves LCP performance by 5-10%.

The latest call for testing from the Test team includes an exercise using the new Grid view, as well as creating pages from patters.

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Business Roundup Week Ending April 28

Ultimate Tech Event Sponsorship Deck is a comprehensive list of over 450 tech events tailored to connect tech innovators with the ideal platform for showcasing their groundbreaking ideas or solutions. The deck promises to offer crucial details about each event, such as links to their websites, key themes, target audience, and estimated attendance, making it…

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