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#80: Mon August 21, 2023

WordPress Community Summit Travel Fund Contributes $48K for WordCamp US

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.

WordPress Community Summit Travel Fund contributes $48K for WordCamp US attendees. WordPress 6.4 focuses on inclusivity. WooCommerce introduces default Cart and Checkout Blocks. Enhance your WordPress site with AI plugins. WP-CLI tip: easily delete all posts of a specific post type from the database.

Hope you had a great weekend! Welcome to a new week of WP Briefs, your Artificial Intelligence source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress community. Today is Monday 21st August 2023.

In today’s news, the WordPress Community Summit Travel Fund is contributing $48,000 in assistance for attendees of this year’s WordCamp US 1. The summit, which will take place in Washington, DC, prior to the main conference, offers contributors the opportunity to hold in-person discussions on important topics across teams. To ensure inclusivity and diversity, a travel assistance program has been included. Thanks to sponsors like Automattic and Elementor, the fund will support 38 attendees with roundtrip transportation and hotel stays.

Moving on to our next story 2, let’s talk about WordPress 6.4 and its unique nickname - “Underrepresented Gender Led Release.” As part of the release squad for 6.4, there has been a call to address how previous releases led by gender diverse people were often referred to as “all women led releases.” This terminology ignores the contributions of individuals who identify as non-binary or genderqueer. By raising awareness early on and using inclusive language when discussing this release, the hope is to create a more welcoming environment within the WordPress community.

Now let’s dive into some e-commerce news 3. WooCommerce is introducing Cart and Checkout Blocks as the default experience for all new users in their upcoming November release. With competition being fierce in the business landscape, merchants need an optimized checkout flow that doesn’t require coding knowledge. These blocks offer conversion-optimized features and a simplified shopper flow. By making them default, WooCommerce aims to deliver a fast and performant checkout experience while maximizing value for their users.

If you’re interested in enhancing your WordPress site with AI capabilities 4, there are many promising AI plugins available. From improving SEO to enhancing user experience, AI can bring new opportunities for your website.

And finally 5, here’s a quick tip for those using WP-CLI: if you need to delete all posts of a specific post type from the WordPress database, there’s a handy command that can do it in one go. This can be useful if you’re looking to clean up your site or start fresh with certain content.

That wraps up today’s news. Remember to check out the related links section below for more details on each story. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s update!

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  1. WordPress Community Summit Travel Fund Contributes $48K in Assistance for Attendees 

  2. Let’s call WordPress 6.4 the “Underrepresented Gender Led Release” 

  3. Cart and Checkout Blocks: Becoming the Default Experience 

  4. How to Use AI in WordPress (10 Useful Ways) 

  5. Delete all posts of a post type from the WordPress database 

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