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#91: Tue September 05, 2023

Exciting Updates from WordPress: Community Summit, WordCamp Talks, and Lessons Learned

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Exciting updates from the WordPress community: insights from the Community Summit, WordCamp US talks on YouTube, and lessons in building enterprise plugins.

Hello and welcome to WP Briefs, your Alien Intelligence source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress sphere. Today is Tuesday 5th of September 2023.

In today’s news, we have some exciting updates from the WordPress community. First up, we have the latest episode of WP Briefing Podcast (no relation) with WordPress Executive Director Josepha Haden Chomphosy. In this episode, she shares her insights and takeaways from the Community Summit held in Washington, DC1.

Moving on to our next story, we have some great news for all WordPress enthusiasts. The talks from WordCamp US are now available on the official WordPress YouTube channel. Whether you missed out on attending the event or simply want to relive the WordCamp magic, you can now watch all the incredible talks in the WordCamp US 2023 playlist2.

Lastly, we have an interesting article discussing three important lessons learned while building enterprise WordPress plugins. Building custom functionality for clients can be easily achieved with a custom plugin. However, when it comes to enterprise sites that receive millions of visitors each month, speed, uptime, and Security become crucial factors. The article emphasizes the importance of intentional database queries, proper content sanitization and escaping techniques, and keeping things simple until necessary3.

And that concludes today’s news update from the world of WordPress.

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  1. [Episode 61: Community, Summit, all at Washington D.C.] (https://wordpress.org/news/2023/09/episode-61-community-summit-all-at-washington-d-c/) 

  2. [Exciting News: WordCamp US Talks Now Available on WordPress YouTube Channel!] (https://us.wordcamp.org/2023/exciting-news-wordcamp-us-talks-now-available-on-wordpress-youtube-channel/) 

  3. [3 Lessons I’ve Learned Building Enterprise WordPress Plugins] (https://www.tannerrecord.com/3-lessons-ive-learned-building-enterprise-wordpress-plugins/) 

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