At our virtual offices, we’re a little freaked out that we’re already nearing the end of July. How’d that happen? They say time flies when you’re having fun, and the good times never end at WebDevStudios (WDS). From events, to podcasts, to big announcements, some exciting stuff happened this month—not just at our WordPress agency but in the world of WordPress, too. Keep reading for the details.
Do the Woo
Bob WP’s “Do the Woo” podcast is a regular resource for all things WooCommerce. This “Woo BizChat” episode features WDS COO and Co-Founder, Lisa Sabin-Wilson, as she discusses how the pandemic accelerated eCommerce growth by decades in just one year’s time, the potential of augmented reality, and what excites her about being an integral part of the website design and development industry. David Lockie from Angry Creative is also interviewed on this episode, which is hosted by Robbie Adair and Maja Loncar. Click below to listen to the full interview.
It’s here! It’s here! Have you updated to WordPress 5.8 yet?
Clients of our WordPress maintenance and support company, Maintainn, can relax knowing their website is being updated and managed. If you’re not yet subscribed to one of Maintainn’s WordPress maintenance plans, consider doing so today.
Named “Tatum” after the great jazz musician, Art Tatum, WordPress 5.8 introduces Full Site Editing, new blocks, and many bug fixes. Support Engineer, Michael Beckwith, and Backend Engineer, Michael Joseph Panaga, are listed as Contributors for this newest release. Both WDS team members have been credited before on previous releases.
To get all the details on WordPress 5.8, we recommend reading the announcement blog post.
WordCamp US Returns!
After canceling last year’s annual event, due to the pandemic, WordCamp US makes its return virtually. “We know that armchair WordCamps aren’t ideal (we miss hugs, meals together, and swag, too!),” the event organizers posted online, “…but bear with us as we strive to bring you the best online experience this year!”
Read the announcement at the event’s official website, and be sure you are following WordCamp US on Twitter for more updates and calls for speakers, sponsors, volunteers, and organizers. WDS is a big fan of WordCamps. Don’t be surprised if you see our own teammates involved with the event in some capacity.