Welcome to summer! As we embrace the sunny days and balmy evenings of this sizzling season, WebDevStudios couldn’t be more thrilled to share the latest and greatest news from everyone’s favorite WordPress website agency.

It’s the perfect time to dive into the exciting developments buzzing behind the scenes, including WordCamps and our latest WordPress block patterns video tutorial. Trust us when we say we have a treasure trove of interesting and impressive company news information to dish out, so fasten your seatbelts and get ready to be wowed.

WordCamps

WordCamps are community-organized events that are a great way to learn about WordPress. You can also meet WordPress users, developers, and all-around experts. Attending WordCamps is a great way to get involved with the WordPress community. That’s one of the main reasons our team members like to participate in them, usually as organizers, volunteers, speakers, or attendees.

You can help shape the future of WordPress by participating in WordCamps. Find a WordCamp near you. Here are some WordCamps in which we have recently taken part.

WordCamp Montclair

WordCamp Montclair took place in New Jersey on June 24th. Talks included topics that covered accessibility, podcasting, and content strategy. The keynote was given by Caleb Matteis, in which he shared his remarkable journey of transitioning from a mail carrier to a software engineer in just three years.

WebDevStudios Account Manager Laura Byrne was a Lead Organizer of WordCamp Montclair, which means Laura was part of a team of people who managed and planned the event.┬áPrincipal Engineer Sal Ferrarello was a speaker. His talk was titled “Fun with the WordPress API.”

One of our newest team members, Backend Engineer Matt Ryan, attended WordCamp Montclair. Lucky for us, they took time to capture a moment together.

This is a group photo of WebDevStudios teammates (left to right): Laura Byrne, Matt Ryan, Sal Ferrarello. This photo was taken at WordCamp Montclair 2023.
Photographed from left to right: Account Manager Laura Byrne, Backend Engineer Matt Ryan, Principal Engineer Sal Ferrarello.

WordCamp Iloilo

WebDevStudios is proud to be a Paraw Regatta Sponsor of WordCamp Iloilo 2023. Engineering Manager JC Palmes and UX Designer Spencer Ravago are the Lead Organizers of this WordCamp event.

WordCamp Iloilo takes place July 8th in Iloilo City, situated on Panay Island’s southeastern coast, the Philippines’ sixth-largest island. Tickets to WordCamp Iloilo are still available.

WordPress VIP Guest Blog Post

WebDevStudios CEO Brad Williams provided his expertise in a guest blog post for WordPress VIP. The article titled “Best Practices for Building an Enterprise WordPress Website” covers setting up a staging environment, optimizing site performance, and whether or not to build a block-based theme.

It’s a comprehensive piece and well-recommended. Head over to the WordPress VIP blog to read Brad’s guest post. Did you know that WebDevStudios is a proud WordPress VIP Gold Agency Partner?

WordPress Block Patterns Video Tutorial

If you have yet to switch from WordPress Classic Editor to Gutenberg, you’re bound to do so soon. Backend Engineer Topher DeRosia took some time to put together a WordPress block patterns video tutorial. In it, he shows how you can build a landing page using blocks. Watch it below.

 

Within WordPress Podcast

In a recent podcast interview with Remkus de Vries, Brad discussed how contributing to WordPress as an agency helps the WordPress Project. Brad explained that contributing to WordPress as an agency can take many forms, such as developing and maintaining plugins and themes, fixing bugs and security vulnerabilities, and writing documentation and tutorials. Watch the video below to learn why Brad encourages other agencies to get involved in the WordPress community.

 

WordPress Friday Hangout

On the last Friday of the month, when WebDevStudios is hosting a company-sponsored Five for the Future day, Brad joins Victor Ramirez to cohost WordPress Friday Hangout live on YouTube. Anyone can join the conversation to talk about WordPress.

If you’d like to be considered to hang out on a future WordPress Friday Hangout (aka #WPFriday) with Brad and Victor, tweet us @webdevstudios or leave a comment on this company news blog post. Watch last month’s hangout below.

 

We’re Hiring

Remote work isn’t dead. Some people don’t know how to do it successfully. WebDevStudios does. If you’re looking for a career in a remote-work environment that fosters passion, creativity, innovation, and pride, peruse the opportunities listed on our careers page and apply today.

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