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Monthly Roundup – February 2023

February 2023 Monthly Roundup

Hello!

February went by in a flash as a happening month for us. 

With a lot of gusto, we attended the flagship WordCamp Asia 2023 event at Bangkok on 17-19 February. We had two speakers. You can watch Prasad Nevase’s talk on ‘Using WordPress.org APIs for community’ in this recording and Rahi Prajapaji’s session on ‘Getting your designer ready for Gutenberg’ here at the WordCamp Asia YouTube channel. You can read more about our rendezvous in this retrospective.

Just recently, we organized two campus seminars as part of our educational campaign at two colleges in Pune, India. Our guest speaker, Alberto Medina from Google, talked about ‘WordPress and the Content Creator Economy’. We hope these talks also help raise awareness regarding opportunities in open-source software.

We added two new features to WPPC (WordPress Plugin Compare). Now, you can see a plugin’s overview and languages’ supported on the compare page. WPCC is the same tool that was part of Prasad’s talk at WordCamp Asia. 

We released a new plugin called WordPress Preview Revisions. It enables you to preview post/page revisions before restoring them. Read how you can use it on your website. It has also been submitted as a feature in the core ticket of WordPress. 

WordPress News Snippets

  • David Allen Gewirtz is a journalist, US policy advisor, and computer scientist. He delves into ChatGPT to create a WordPress plugin and shares his learnings in an insightful article. 
  • Rocket.net launches its WHMCS module for reselling of managed WordPress hosting services. It is being made available to all its agency and reseller customers.
  • As WordPress celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first release on May 27, 2023, the commemorative Wapuu is being released. Meanwhile, Museum of Block Art has sought submissions for celebrating WordPress anniversary.
  • Awesome Motive acquires WP101, which makes WordPress training resources. The deal aims to expand and scale WP101 offerings.

From Around the Web

  • In a recent survey, PwC found that most companies are not able to realize benefits from cloud computing services. The survey results show that there can be no one-size-fits-all solution for enterprises.  
  • IBM acquires StepZen which develops GraphQL tools for hybrid cloud deployments. StepZen takes a declarative programming approach with GraphQL, which it claims results in better performance for web applications.
  • A recent study by web analytics company, ContentSquare found that more than one in three website visits cause frustration to customers. The most often reason cited being slow page loading, and it could lead to revenue loss.

Upcoming Events 

  • DE{CODE} 2023, WP Engine’s conference for WordPress developers, is being held virtually in March and registration is open.
  • WordPress is inviting applications for Community Summit, to be held just prior to WordCamp US in Washington, DC.
  • WordCamp Europe 2023 makes available more tickets and shares about the options to stay in Athens. The event will be held during 8-10 June.

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