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GoDaddy Lays Off 8%

GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain registrar, announced layoffs this week. The releases come from GoDaddy shifting its focus to digital transformation and automation. These reductions follow a pattern of cost-cutting seen in many tech companies this year. Read→  

Gatsby Joins Netlify

Gatsby, the popular open-source framework for building modern websites and apps, recently announced their partnership with Netlify. This connection lets Gatsby users quickly deploy their sites on Netlify’s ultra-fast and secure hosting platform. With this collaboration, Gatsby developers can now access new features for building faster and more efficient websites. Additionally, integrating with Netlify’s hosting platform will enable Gatsby developers to take advantage of improved performance and increased scalability. It’s an exciting time for the web development community as Gatsby continues to provide innovative solutions that bridge the gap between traditional web development and modern app development. Read→

AGENCY #agency-owners#gigs

Bradford Campeau-Laurion on Publishing Tech Past, Present, Future 

Bradford Campeau-Laurion, CEO of Alley Interactive, joins Cory Miller to talk about publishing technology past, present, and future. Working with WordPress at the enterprise level showcases incredible capability and highlights possibilities for future growth within WordPress. Listen
PRODUCT #wp-product-leaders

Vova Feldman on the WP Product Ecosystem

In this episode, Vova Feldman of Freemius joins Cory Miller to discuss the opportunities for indie developers, how to best bring products into the industry, the importance of community, and more. Listen →

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TECH #development, #design#ecommerce, #security#hosting, #learntogether

PHP 7.4

PHP 7.4 is the most widely used version of PHP, even after it reached the end of life last November. Despite being marked as outdated and unsupported, developers still use PHP 7.4 to leverage its unique features, such as improved type declarations, better representation of Unicode symbols, and significant performance improvements. With many packages available on Packagist and other repositories compatible with this version, it isn’t surprising that many developers have opted to stick with it despite its end-of-life status. Read

Open Source Payments API

HyperSwitch is an open-source payments API that offers a flexible and secure platform for companies to process payments. With no monthly fees and the ability to quickly set up payment integrations, it’s the perfect choice for developers who want a quick, easy, and cost-effective solution. HyperSwitch also enables businesses to manage customer accounts and securely store data in their databases, giving them control over their customer’s information. Read

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WordCamps in 2023

Are you going to WordCamp Asia? It’s coming up next week! (Feb. 17-19 in Bangkok, Thailand.) With more than 60 speakers contributing to 2 days of talks, 100’s of organizers and volunteers, and contributor day, it looks to be an amazing event. [Get the whole schedule here.

WordCamp Europe won’t be far behind! WCEU will run June 8-10 in Athens, Greece. The Call for Speakers is open through this Sunday at midnight. So apply soon if you want to speak!

There are currently 17 camps on the schedule for 2023. Which will you be attending?

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In the Spotlight

Post Status professional member Taco Verdonschot is in the spotlight this week. Taco joined Yoast back in 2013. In addition to his work there, he’s an amazing WordPress contributor and community member. 

Post Status professional member Michele Butcher-Jones is also in the spotlight this week. Michele is a lover of all things Open Source, a WordPress Core Contributor, an international speaker, and an avid campaigner to leave the world in a better place. 

Join Us on Meetup

2022 gave us great opportunities to create and learn from the huddles we created. We loved meeting people through Zoom and sharing with and learning from one another. And we want to take that and grow it. So we’re retiring huddles (for now) and transitioning into meetups that are targeted for your growth: Post Status Professionals, Post Status Agency Owners, and Post Status Product Owners.

Join the Post Status meetup and then RSVP for the meetups that best meet your needs (one, two, or all three).

CURATED BY MICHELLE FRECHETTE. Have community news to share? Get in touch.

WP 6.2, Phase 2 Finale, and Mentorships

WordPress 6.2 Beta 1 is out now and you can help test it before final release on March 28. With that comes the end of Gutenberg Phase 2. WordPress considers a mentorship program focused on onboarding and assisting contributors.

Gutenberg Phases End, Redesign Roll Outs, and Simplifying Onboarding

What happens when we reach the end of a phase in Gutenberg? Josepha shares what this means for additional features and requests in the WP Briefing. Josepha also posed a few questions at how we prioritize doing the work of contributing while onboarding new contributors and ways to simplify the experience new contributors have. Finally, get an early look at the design changes coming for Hosting, Jobs, About, and Dev Blog.   
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