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#7: Wed May 10, 2023

Create custom templates in the site editor, improve your plugin development skills, and increase programming productivity with AI tools.

Binary Moon Avatar This post was curated and edited by Ben Gillbanks. Ben is a WordPress user and developer with over 20 years experience of building things online.

Hello and welcome to WP Briefs for Wednesday 10th May 2023. Here are today’s top news stories from the world of WordPress:

First up, if you’ve ever wanted to create a custom template in the site editor, WordPress TV has released a new video workshop just for you. The workshop covers how to use the Site Editor to create a custom template for a unique post or page, including examples of creating templates for different types of blog posts and landing pages. This is a great opportunity to learn how to tailor your site to your specific needs.

Moving on, Marcus Kober has written an article on autoloading, coding standards, and file structure in WordPress plugin development. He explains the use of namespaces and how they’re necessary for autoloading, which also helps define file and folder structure. If you’re looking to improve your plugin development skills, this is definitely worth a read.

Looking to increase your programming productivity? Then you’ll want to check out our next story on how to use AI tools effectively. Despite fears about AI taking over jobs, it can actually be used as a tool to enhance programming when used properly with the right knowledge. This article covers some of the ways AI can help programmers work more efficiently.

As we approach WordCamp Europe 2023 Contributor Day, the team is looking for ideas about how contributors can get involved at the Training Team table on that day. They have provided some starting points for discussion and are encouraging feedback from the community. If you have any suggestions for what contributors can do at this event, be sure to share them!

In other news, WebDevStudios is celebrating 15 years of WordPress experience. Starting as a small business operating from a coffee table, they’ve evolved into a website design and development agency building amazing websites. Congratulations to them on this milestone!

WordPress 6.2.1 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) is now available for testing. If you’re interested in trying out the latest version before it’s officially released, now is your chance.

Finally, WooCommerce 7.7 has been released. This release should be backwards compatible with the previous version and includes various fixes and improvements. As always, make sure to backup your site and check for compatibility with your theme and plugins before updating.

And that’s it for today’s WP Briefs. Thanks for tuning in, and we’ll see you again soon on WP Briefs.

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