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WebDevStudios Company News – April

Was March a blur for you, too, or was that just us? Not only did companies across the globe scramble to shift their organizations to a remote work scenario, but those who had not previously invested much into their online presence are now focused on doing so. On top of that, highly anticipated WordPress 5.4 was released on March 31st. Yes, last month was a busy one for eCommerce, WordPress, and WebDevStudios (WDS). As such, April is gearing up to be a busy one for us, too, as our website expertise is in high demand. Here’s the latest company news from WDS.

Noteworthy Contribution

WDS Backend Engineer, Michael Panaga, played a major role in contributing to the WordPress project. He is featured in the latest version’s credits as a Noteworthy Contributor. See below.

Michael, aka Mico, has been developing with WordPress for about a decade now. He’s always very active with our Five for the Future contributions. You can learn more about Mico on his team profile page.

New Employee

Amor Kumar, Frontend Engineer

We just added a new Frontend Engineer to our team! Meet Amor Kumar. Amor likes to create websites with usability and accessibility in mind. Get to know more about Amor on his team profile page.

Be like Amor and join our team. We’re hiring now. Take a look at the open positions listed on our Career page.

Custom Post Type UI Made the Finals!

Everyone’s favorite custom post type and taxonomies plugin, Custom Post Type UI (CPT UI), developed by WDS and available for download at our plugin shop, Pluginize, has qualified for the finals of the yearly bracket-style competition Plugin Madness, hosted by Torque.

We need your votes to prove CPT UI is the champ! Vote today and every day through Sunday.

Webinars and AMAs

WordPress Lahore Meetup

On April 4th, Director of Business Development, Jodie Riccelli, presented an online talk for the WordPress Lahore Meetup group where she spoke about “How to Sell WordPress as a Service.”

“I like to share my knowledge because it’s one way I can give back to the open-source community,” Jodie explains her interest in speaking and presenting. “But also, when I talk about it, I learn so much, as well.” You can watch the Q&A portion of her talk below.

Post Status Live: Client Work, April 10th

In an effort to help web professionals stand out and achieve success, even in these uncertain times, Post Status, a WordPress news site devoted to covering the WordPress ecosystem for WordPress professionals and enthusiasts, is bringing together the brightest minds in the WordPress and web ecosystem to share their expertise, ideas, and recommendations.

Join WDS co-founders, CEO and COO, Brad Williams and Lisa Sabin-Wilson, respectively, for Post Status Live: Client Work on April 10, 2020 at noon EDT. Other notable experts will be there, too. Best of all, registration is FREE.


AMA: WordPress Plugin Development, April 22nd

Post Status will be hosting another live webinar, but this time in ask-me-anything (AMA) style. Join the co-authors of the upcoming second edition of Professional WordPress Plugin Development, Brad Williams, Justin Tadlock, and John James Jacoby at the Post Status AMA: WordPress Plugin Development on April 22, 2020 at noon EDT. Register here.

Looking to amp up your WordPress skills and knowledge base? Don’t miss these opportunities! Also, check out these other ways you can learn about WordPress from home. Do you have a strategy for boosting your eCommerce sales or ramping your online presence? Contact us! We’re here to make your success our mission.


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