Monthly Roundup – February 2021

Hello!

What does it take to get hired as a developer at rtCamp? We had a long discussion with veteran rtCampers and asked them what they look for in potential candidates, and compiled all the facts into a blog post. The advice in the post holds true when applying to other WordPress agencies too.

We’ll also be doing Careers in WordPress Webinar/AMA on 19, March 2021 so you can get direct answers to all your questions! Sign up here.

Insights

Gatsby released v4.0 of Gatsby-source-WordPress, the Gatsby plugin used to help fetch data from WordPress in WP-Gatsby decoupled websites. v4.0 fixes all important issues with the previous versions. Difficulties with data caching are solved and hence incremental builds and WordPress-esque live previews now work without problems and are much easier to implement.

With WPGraphQL extensions for important WordPress plugins already available and Gatsby’s exhaustive plugin library, having a blazing fast decoupled WordPress website (such as OpenWeb’s) is now more viable than ever.

News from Around the Web

WordPress VIP acquired Parse.ly, a leading content analytics platform used by thousands of web publishers as well as Fortune 100 companies. With Parse.ly’s analytics, WPVIP customers will receive actionable insights into the business impact of their content. WPVIP was recently named a Strong Performer in the Forrester Wave Agile CMSes report.

Fast.co, the one-click checkout system for WooCommerce and other platforms, raised $102M in a series B funding round led by Addition and Stripe. Fast had previously raised $22.5M in Series A and pre-seed funding.

Gutenberg 9.9 and 10.0 were released. 10.0 marks the 100th release of Gutenberg as the project moves forward towards Full Site Editing. Changelogs here and here

WordPress 5.7 is expected to release on the 9th of March. It will ship with Gutenberg 9.9. That’s seven Gutenberg versions worth of features and enhancements bundled into this release. Check out the Field Guide to know more about what’s new.

Water Cooler

Popular on our #watercooler Slack channel.

Events

WordCamp India’s speaker sessions happened on the 13th and 14th of February. rtCamper Imran did a nice talk and demo of the Full Site Editor on WordPress. You can check out the video of the session here.

GatsbyConf takes place on March 2 and 3, with workshops and announcements. Here are a few interesting WordPress-related sessions from the event:

That is all for February, see you next month!

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