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Stephan Nijman
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WordPress Monthly Dev Digest #017

Originally posted on my website on April 30th 2020

WordPress April in short.

Following the release of WordPress 5.4 in late March WordPress 5.4.1 was released on April 29th as a security and maintenance release including 17 bug and 7 security fixes.

We also saw the release of Gutenberg 7.9 on April 15th and on April 29th Gutenberg 8.0 was released with a Patterns inserter, Inline formatting, a Code Editor and more.







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Stay safe and have a great May.

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hi there good day dear Va79 - many thanks for the great article i like it. Great to see you being so enthusiastic. Could you write a article on the topic

  • wp meeting world wide - called wordcamp - see more bout here. well what about supporting wordcamp and the global community to spread the word of wordpress to more users and folks - eg. to those who did not hear bout the great options of wordpress!?'

love to hear from you

regards martin
a wp fan and enthusiast ;)

btw: see an overview here - probably some of the following meetings will not happen - due to the pandemic situation... it depends


Become an Organizer

see below the great list of conferences - WordCamp: global conferences; do you want to organize a con?

see the projectpage with an overview:

WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress.
WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, knowledge and much much more. And of course and get to know each other

Become an Organizer
Local organizers are what make each WordCamp unique. Organizing a WordCamp is a volunteer labor (a lot of labor!) of love for WordPress and your local community, and earns you untold karma points on the path to WordPress nirvana. No specific skills or backgrounds are required to become an organizer, though events tend to be most successful when responsibility is shared among several co-organizers.
So much goes into planning a WordCamp that we now have an entire site dedicated to planning WordCamps. Take a look at the WordCamp planning site, read through the information there (so you know what you’d be getting into), and if you’re interested in putting together a WordCamp, fill in the organizer application.

Contact Us
Questions? Use the form below to contact us.
Note: if you’re interested in running a WordCamp in your area, please use th


May 29–30, 2020
WordCamp Kent, Ohio, United States KENT, OHIO, UNITED STATES
May 30–31, 2020
WordCamp Montclair, NJ, USA MONTCLAIR, NJ, USA
May 30–31, 2020
June 4–6, 2020
WordCamp Detroit, MI USA DETROIT, MI USA

Planned WordCamps
These WordCamps are in the early stages of planning, but don't have a date yet. When their dates are confirmed, they'll be added to the schedule of approved WordCamps.

WordCamp Kathmandu
May, 2020
WordCamp Managua, Nicaragua
May, 2020
Managua, Nicaragua
WordCamp Moscow
May, 2020
Moscow, Russia
WordCamp Raleigh, NC
June, 2020
Raleigh, NC
WordCamp Dallas/Fort Worth
June, 2020
Dallas/Fort Worth
WordCamp Cartagena
June, 2020
Catragena, España
WordCamp Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
September, 2020
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
WordCamp Tampere, Finland
September, 2020
Tampere, Finland
WordCamp Pontevedra, Pontevedra, Spain
September, 2020
Pontevedra, Pontevedra, Spain
WordCamp Jackson, MI, USA
September, 2020
Jackson, MI, USA
WordCamp Verona
October, 2020
WordCamp Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel Aviv, Israel
WordCamp Oslo
Oslo, Norway
WordCamp Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
WordCamp Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
WordCamp Douala, Littoral, Cameroon
Douala, Littoral, Cameroon
WordCamp Stockholm

Keeping Track of Upcoming WordCamps
In addition to the list above, there are a few other ways you can keep track of upcoming WordCamps: