We’re closing in on the end of summer, and it’s been a busy season for the team at WebDevStudios (WDS). So far, our August has been filled with new faces, media features, contributions, and more. Read on to learn the latest company news from WDS.

Giveaway

This is a photo of WebDevStudios CEO and co-author of Professional WordPress Plugin Development, 2nd Edition, Brad Williams, holding his book and smiling at the camera.Who doesn’t love a free prize? Between now and August 20th, subscribe to the WDS email newsletter and be automatically entered to win a copy of Professional WordPress Plugin Development, 2nd Edition signed by Brad Williams, WDS CEO and co-author of this book.

All subscribers are automatically entered to win. One US resident will be randomly selected to win a signed copy of Professional WordPress Plugin Development, 2nd Edition. One non-US resident winner will be randomly selected to win a free eBook copy of the same book. To enter, simply subscribe to our email newsletter on this web page by August 20, 2020.

Both the USA resident winner and non-USA resident winner will be notified by September 4, 2020. Winners will be given a deadline to respond. In cases when a winner is non-responsive to notification, alternate winners will be randomly selected. Good luck!

Build Your First Plugin with Brad

While you wait to see if you’ve won a copy of Brad’s book, you can learn to build your first WordPress plugin by attending a Post Status live webinar taught by Brad, himself! Called “Building Your First WordPress Plugin,” it’s set to be a highly practical and interactive presentation hosted by Cory Miller.

The event is happening this Thursday, August 20th at 1:00 p.m. CDT. Register right now!

WordPress 5.5 Core Contribution

A portrait photograph of Sal Ferrarello, Senior Backend Engineer at WebDevStudios. Sal is looking at the camera and smiling.
Sal Ferrarello, Senior Backend Engineer

Senior Backend Engineer, Sal Ferrarello, was listed among the WordPress 5.5 Core Contributors. This makes Sal’s eighth credit listing for being a WordPress Core Contributor. Amazing! You can see a full list of every single WordPress release in which Sal has been listed as a Core Contributor at his website.

 

 

 
 

New Team Members

This month, we have three new additions to our WDS family to announce. Meet Lead Engineers, Krystal Metzler and Darren Cooney, and Project Manager, Daniel Lama. You’ll have the chance to meet them more in-depth in a future blog post. For now, take a look at how our team has grown.

Media Mentions

Our WordPress agency got some great media coverage recently. First, we were featured in the article “WebDevStudios Helps Businesses Make the Most of Their WordPress Investments With a Suite of Value-Added Services” at HostingAdvice.com. Then, Brad was the featured interview in an article published at WPCity. Take a look at both of these informative pieces today.

We love participating in these types of articles and interviews, or sharing our expertise with interested reporters. Would you like to feature WDS or one of our team members on your blog? Contact us and let’s talk about it.

WordCamp Philly Bronze Sponsors

Both WebDevStudios and Maintainn, the WordPress maintenance and support arm of our family of companies, have each signed up to participate in WordCamp Philly as Bronze Sponsors. WordCamp Philly takes place virtually on September 26, 2020. Register for tickets today.

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