In Case You Missed It – Issue 25

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In Case You Missed It – Issue 25

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There’s a lot of great WordPress content published in the community but not all of it is featured on the Tavern. This post is an assortment of items related to WordPress that caught my eye but didn’t make it into a full post.

Open Call for People Interested in Being Team Leads

Josepha Haden has published an open call on the Team Updates blog looking for people interested in learning about the Team Lead role. The post includes links to training materials that will be open for two weeks where people can make suggestions.

Once the training materials are complete, interested parties will be sent the team leads training materials and quizzes. Those who pass the quizzes will then be part of a group orientation in which team leads and future leads will be chosen. Even if you’re not interested in becoming a team lead, the training materials in the post contain a lot of useful information about the inner workings of the project.

Marcel Bootsman Continues on After Hospital Visit

Marcel Bootsman who is walking more than 700km to Berlin, Germany for WCEU recently made a hospital visit . “The doctor asked about what I’m doing, and what the problem is, so I explained everything,” Bootsman said. “She examined both legs and found that there was a swelling on my right ankle. She sadly could not diagnose further, since it’s impossible. An expert has to look at it, and an x-ray picture has to be taken.”

YESS! Nothing serious, just an overloaded ankle which is almost healed.

Doctor said I can continue with just one more resting day, so I’m going by train to my next stop. Just to be of extra help he bandaged my ankle.#WalkToWCEU pic.twitter.com/VdW7C8m71N

— Marcel Bootsman (@mbootsman) June 5, 2019

The doctor diagnosed him with having an overloaded right ankle. After wrapping his ankle for extra support, Bootsman continued on. Check out his description and photos from day 19 of his travels.

WooSesh is Coming Back

WooSesh , a global, virtual conference devoted to WooCommerce, is scheduled to take place on October 18-19th. You can follow WooSesh_ on Twitter or sign up to their email list to be notified of when tickets are available.

ANNOUNCEMENT: If you use @WooCommerce to build ecommerce sites, or do any kind of ecommerce development, you’ll be thrilled to hear that @WooSesh returns on Oct 9 and 10!

Follow @WooSesh_ and join the mailing list at https://t.co/Pyev9v2CPv to stay in the loop pic.twitter.com/hPdv8Yu5LU

— WordSesh (@WordSesh) May 23, 2019

GitHub Repo Templates

Earlier this week, GitHub launched Repository Templates to help developers manage and distribute boilerplate code. Web development agency 10UP has a Theme and Plugin repo template that is available for anyone to use.

WordPress 5.2.2 Release Date Changed

WordPress 5.2.2 was originally scheduled to be released on June 13th, but the release team has decided to push the date back . Tickets that are slated for WordPress 5.3 that meet the requirements to be in a minor release will be merged into 5.2.2. The new release date is Tuesday, June 18th, a few days before WordCamp EU.

WordCamp US After Party Is Now Wordfest

There won’t be a big after party at the conclusion of WordCamp US this year. Instead, organizers are hosting WordFest on Friday, November 1, 2019, at City Museum in St. Louis . According to organizers, the party doesn’t always have to be at the conclusion of the event thus the name change.

How to Use and Create Reusable Block Templates

Justin Tadlock has published a tutorial that explains how to create, use, import, and export reusable block templates in WordPress.

“A lot of this is not intuitive at this point and might take some digging for someone not intimately familiar with all the block editor features. But, this is an extremely powerful feature that I’m sure will become more useful in the future. I can even see things like theme authors sharing reusable blocks to help users build out certain page designs.”

I’m looking forward to seeing other people share their reusable blocks or templates. One of the beautiful things about the new editor is that it doesn’t require a developer to sort blocks into a particular layout and then save it as a reusable block that can be shared.

C02 May Be the Cause of Feeling Drowsy During Conference Sessions

I always thought it had something to do with lunch but I’ve felt drowsy before then. Interesting data shared in a Twitter thread. Hat tip to David Bisset .

Ever wonder why you get so sleepy during conference talks? Turns out lots of conference venues aren’t well-ventilated, causing CO2 to rise to levels that cause drowsiness (>1000ppm). Data from @keflavich shows this steady rise over the first 50min of a conference session. pic.twitter.com/AjFO2eQDrJ

— Cara Battersby (@battersbot) June 4, 2019

That’s it for issue twenty-five. If you recently discovered a cool resource or post related to WordPress, please share it with us in the comments.