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Our episode is recorded this week by Michelle Frechette.

News 

Sarah Gooding over at the WP Tavern posted an article asking Gutenberg Contributors to test block-based templates in WordPress Classic Themes. During Matt Mullenweg’s Q&A session at WordCamp last week, there was a discussion about helping with block adoption. If you would like to see what this is all about and help test, jump over to make.wordpress.org.

Did you know that the WordPress Plugins Directory crossed 60,000 plugins? Sarah Gooding tweeted about this incredible milestone.

Security

Eric Karkovack shared the PSA to update the WordPress Two-Factor plugin ASAP. There are two security fixes that are available on GitHub.

Events

WordCamp Nepal 2022 is scheduled for the 5th & 6th of November 2022 at the Chitwan Garden Resort (CGR), Bharatpur Nepal. It was announced that the  Ujwal Thapa memorial scholarship will be available to 7 eligible candidates who want to attend this WordCamp.

The 2023 WordCamp US will be held in National Harbor, Maryland from August 23-25, 2023. The announcement was made at WordCamp US last week.

From Our Contributors and Producers

Still thinking about going out on your own? Justin Ferriman, who ran LearnDash shares in his blog that it is important to keep an eye on reviews to find market share opportunities. Justin shares a great list to get started with software reviews and shares some third-party suggestions.

Chris Weigman introduced Kana, which is a simple and powerful WordPress development environment. If you are looking for a local development environment you can get started by visiting Chris’ website.

After seeing many great photos from WordCamp US, Brad Williams shared this tweet with the job board. Matt Medeiros listed the 35 companies hiring over at the WP Minute.

CNBC Make It showed that WordPress is number 10 for hiring on the work-from-anywhere and most in-demand jobs. 

GoDaddy is launching a preview of Managed WooCommerce Stores to US-based customers. It is the largest investment to date in eCommerce. If you are looking for a solution to multichannel selling for your customers, you may want to go check out the tools being offered.

A report in SEO journal announced that Bluehost unveiled a new WordPress eCommerce solution that simplifies creating a store with a point-and-click interface.

Amber Hinds tweeted from WordCamp US that @photmatt says there’s a challenge getting assistive technology users to test Gutenberg and provide feedback.

Only if you expect them to do it for free. Budgeting to pay people with disabilities for their time will solve this and is the right thing to do.

This has been the challenge for WordPress.org without a great solution yet.

Cameron Jones tweeted:

If you are using Paypal to pay for Delicious Brains products, WPEngine announced that you need to change your method of payment on the website. They are no longer supporting Paypal as a payment method.

Thanks to all of the members who shared these links today: 

  • Eric Karkovack
  • Justin Ferriman
  • Daniel Schutzsmith
  • Raquel Landefeld
  • Cameron Jones

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35 Companies hiring for WordPress at WordCamp US 2022
Matt Mullenweg’s WordCamp US Q&A session