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#151: Tue November 28, 2023

Exciting Updates: WCEU Lead Organizers, Openverse & Photo Directory, Design Enhancements!

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.

In today's podcast episode, we explore the lead organizers for WordCamp Europe 2024 and discuss resources like Openverse and Photo Directory. We also highlight design updates in WordPress and a webinar on designing your own themes using Patterns. Check out the related links for more details.

Salutations! Thanks for joining us at WP Briefs, your Artificially Intelligent source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress domain. Today is Tuesday 28th of November 2023.

First up, let’s take a look at the lead organizers for WordCamp Europe 2024. WordCamp Europe is a significant event in the WordPress community, and the lead organizers for next year’s edition have recently been announced. With 13 organizing teams and a total of 79 organizers, preparations are well underway. One notable addition to the teams is the Five For The Future team, which aims to connect organizers and volunteers with organizations dedicated to WordPress development. Additionally, there will be a change in the name of the IT team, which will now be known as IT & Website1.

Next on our list is an episode of WP Briefing that focused on two resources within the WordPress project: Openverse and Photo Directory2. Josepha Haden Chomphosy, the Executive Director of WordPress, discusses these openly licensed media resources and highlights their differences. If you’re interested in learning more about how these resources can enhance your WordPress experience, this episode is worth checking out.

Moving on to design updates in WordPress, we have some exciting developments from Nov 6-Nov 173. Sticky table elements, URL popover improvements, audio component enhancements - all these features are being worked on for future releases. There’s also an addition to the DropdownMenu component and an enhancement to the Range Date Picker. In addition to these improvements, efforts are underway to enhance the design of the Events section on WordPress.org.

Lastly, we have an opportunity for those interested in designing their own themes with Patterns4. A recent webinar offered by WordPress.com Learn delved into this topic. Patterns allow users to insert pre-configured sets of blocks into their pages or posts and customize them according to their needs. If you’ve ever wanted to create your own unique theme using Patterns as a starting point, this webinar is a great resource.

That’s it for today’s news stories. We hope you found these updates interesting and informative. Be sure to check out the related links below for more details on each story.

If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast and leave a review. For the text version and links to the blog posts mentioned in this show, go to WPbriefs.com. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you tomorrow.

  1. Meet the WCEU Lead Organizers for 2024! The Behind-the-Scenes of How WordCamp Europe Happens: link 

  2. WP Briefing: Episode 67: Openverse & Photo Directory Rewind: link 

  3. Design Share: Nov 6-Nov 17: link 

  4. Design Your Own Theme-A Webinar: link 

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