April has proven to not be a month of fools, as WebDevStudios (WDS) continues to keep busy and focused on client projects, as well as giving back to WordPress. We have exciting stuff to tell you about. So, let’s get to it.

CPTUI News

Photo of Michael Beckwith, Maintainn Support Technician
Michael Beckwith, Support Engineer

WDS’ WordPress plugin, Custom Post Type UI (CPTUI) remains a favorite among WordPress developers and users. That’s not just a boisterous statement. We have just been informed that CPTUI is about to hit a milestone with 1,000,000 active installations.

You read that right. This is a big deal. When we do hit that magic number, we’ll be sure to tweet it from both the WDS Twitter account and Pluginize, too. Be sure you’re following us.

But, the CPTUI news doesn’t end there. Late last month, WDS took official ownership over GraphQL integration. This news is important, too, because Headless WordPress has emerged as a viable solution for many needs, and WPGraphQL has been one of the leaders in helping spearhead those efforts.

“With WebDevStudios emerging as the agency to go to for any business’ Headless WordPress needs, it felt only right that we also bring in ownership of the WPGraphQL integration with our popular Custom Post Type UI plugin,” explains Michael Beckwith, Support Engineer and the developer in charge of maintaining and developing CPTUI. “If you’re wanting to explore Headless WordPress and are already using Custom Post Type UI, you no longer need to install an extra plugin from WPGraphQL to integrate with CPTUI. It’s all built in now. If you are not needing WPGraphQL integration, then Custom Post Type UI remains the same solid plugin you’ve grown to love and rely on.”

Chats, Podcasts, and Vlogs

EXPAND 2021 Twitter Chat

Christina Workman, Support Technician

As part of its two-day virtual event, EXPAND 2021, which is happening today and tomorrow, GoDaddy Pro hosted a Twitter chat on April 14th, with various web designers and developers offering words of wisdom.

Participants included our own Support Technician, Christina Workman, who offered a multitude of tips and insights, such as, “Having and sticking to well established processes at every stage of a project minimizes a variety of risks. Automate tasks like document templates, canned emails, automatically triggered invoices, etc., so you can spend more time on the more fulfilling work.”

Sounds like great advice!

WooCommerce Builder Community Events

Director of Business Development, Jodie Fiorenza, took part of a helpful discussion on how to connect product builders with developers and agencies for a WooCommerce Builder Community Event on BobWP’s “Do the Woo.” A trio of pros discussed partnership creation, how to write an email pitch that captures the attention of a developer or agency, and how staying on top of a hot topic, such as Headless WordPress, can make all the difference between a builder who is ignored and one who is relevant.

If you missed this podcast episode, you can watch it below.

 

Underrepresented in Tech

Marketing Specialist, Laura Coronado (yes, that’s me), joined the vlog, “Underrepresented in Tech,” to talk about how to be a podcast guest, especially for those who are among the underrepresented. If you have some technical insight and experience to share on podcasts, but don’t know how to go about earning a spot as a guest, watch this vlog episode now for some clear guidance from seasoned podcast hosts.

 

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