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Apply to Speak at WordCamp US 2020

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From the insular dream-world of COVID-19 Quarantines sweeping into new countries everyday, this feels a little strange to be talking about WordCamp US. The idea that at some point in the future I’ll eventually go to a place where hundred of people intentionally huddle together, shake hands, etc. But it used to happen once upon a time. And I’m guessing that it will again.



WP&UP Can Use Your Help

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We love WP&UP, the UK-based charity whose mission is “Supporting and promoting positive mental health within the WordPress community.” We spoke with trustee/founder Dan Maby at WordCamp US 2018, and were beyond impressed not only with his mission but with how he proposes to go about fulfilling it—read about his four health hubs for details.




Update the Elementor Plugin ASAP: Security Vulnerability Found

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They found a security vulnerability in the Elementor plugin. It’s patched in the newest version of the plugin, so if you use Elementor, please update to the latest version as soon as you can. (And if you happen to be nervous about updating stuff, this week’s article is perfectly timed.)


Cory Miller Joins Post Status

I’m really excited to know that Cory Miller — you may know from a year of running a company called iThemes — is joining Brian Krogsgard at Post Status. While you might not know, Brian is one of the quiet pillars of the WordPress community. While he hasn’t always had everyone’s ear, he’s always had the attention of some of the most important people in the WordPress community.


WordPress-adjacent Conferences for 2020

I really appreciated this list from Callie West of conferences for 2020 that may be of interest to WordPress developers. While I trust that her list isn’t exhaustive, it does cover all the big conferences that were on my mind for the year, and a few I’d never heard of. Which means her list is doing its job absolutely perfectly.


WordPress 5.3 Field Guide

WordPress just released today (Tuesday, Nov 12). If, like me, this release kind of snuck up on you, the first place to stop should be this WordPress 5.3 Field Guide. What it does very well is touch on all the more out-of-the-way features of the release with easy-to-access links so you can dig deeper into any particular topic where you feel particularly intrigued (or worried about some old code you wrote, etc).