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Well, this week what’s really struck me is diversity.

Not physically, I mean.

But with our experiences at WordCamp Whitley Bay – an event we also had the pleasure of sponsoring.

It was clear that diversity within the world of WordPress is something to be hugely proud of, and something to be celebrated.

To me, ‘diversity’ means ‘many things’.

Obviously.

But the word ‘diversity’ comes from the Latin ‘diversus’, which implies difference, and separateness. And yet what’s very clear at any WordCamp or other WordPress-related events (such as Atarim’s summits) is that for all our variety as individuals, we all have one thing in common – that goal to learn, embrace, enjoy, and push forward our understanding and ability to create new content, in better ways, for an awesome user experience to delight clients.

Kirsty Burgoine’s presentation on “Over the Rainbow – Talking about inclusivity for the LGBTQIA+ community in WordPress” was fascinating, and we also had a chance to meet with Siobhan McKeown (COO of Human Made) as well as Andrea Howey (UpdraftPlus).

If you missed WordCamp Whitley Bay, and you’re wondering about attending a future event, you might enjoy reading our article: What Is A WordCamp & Why You Should Attend Them.

But when it comes to inclusivity, it’s essential to remember that this means many things, and when designing a website it’s vital we make it as inclusive as possible. For practical advice on this, take a look at our post, How to Improve Website Accessibility.

And finally, remember that diversity isn’t an underwater town made up of multi-ethnic scuba instructors…

⭐️ Review of the Week

We love hearing from you and are truly grateful for all of the reviews posted online. If you haven’t already, please consider taking a couple of moments to share your experience of how Atarim has helped you.

🆕 What’s New With Atarim

In an effort to speed up things even more, we’ve done a bunch of changes to the way you activate the WordPress plugin to make it as fast as possible, so you don’t have to wait around when getting your projects added to the Atarim Dashboard.

Check out the full details of the new plugin 3.10 version here!

🔎 Feature of the Week – How Atarim Solves Your “Design Communication” Issues

🔎 Feature of the Week – How Atarim Solves Your “Design Communication” Issues

READ 📖

A Women in WordPress Mentorship Scheme: With diversity and inclusivity both key focuses within the world of WordPress right now, this is an exciting platform for helping provide mentorships to women who want to help address the underrepresentation of women within the WordPress ecosystem. Founded by Siobhan McKeown and Francesca Marano, this scheme provides opportunities for both mentees and mentors, so I fully encourage you to read a little about what they’re doing, and how you might be able to either lend a hand – or benefit.

Developers Raise Concerns About WordPress.com Plugin Listings Outranking WordPress.org on Google Search: John Blackbourn’s revelation this week that his WordPrеss plugin rankеd highеr on WordPrеss. com than on WordPrеss. org has sparkеd much controvеrsy. Thе corе of the debate liеs in thе brand confusion bеtwееn thе commеrcial . com and opеn-sourcе . org domains. Whilе somе arguе this hindеrs thе opеn-sourcе initiativе, WordPrеss co-foundеr Matt Mullеnwеg believes it bеnеfits plugin distribution. The issue underscores thе tеnsion bеtwееn commercial goals and opеn-sourcе principlеs.

Introducing Reseller – Automate Your Digital Agency: WPMU DEV has launchеd its nеw “Rеsеllеr ” platform, an innovative solution designed for digital agеnciеs. Exclusivеly for WPMU DEV Agеncy mеmbеrs, this platform offеrs an automatеd mеthod to sеll hosting, domains, tеmplatеs, and sеrvicеs undеr a whitе-labеl. Gonе arе thе days of manual sеtups and back-and-forths with customеrs; now, with Rеsеllеr, clients can easily sеlеct sеrvicеs, makе paymеnts, and managе thеir subscriptions without intеrvеntion. Bеyond hosting and tеmplatе bundlеs, anticipate features like full domain rеsеllеr automation and brandеd 24/7 support.

ATTEND 🎟️

September 23 – 24, 2023: Speaker Workshop for Indian Women in the WordPress Community – Free online event.

September 27, 2023: WordPress Accessibility Day – 2023, Livestreaming free.

WATCH & LISTEN 🎥🎧

Enterprise Clients and the Business of WordPress: Join WordPress Executive Director Josepha Haden Chomphosy as she discusses the role WordPress Enterprise plays along with the WordPress community.

How Customer Feedback Loops Benefit your Bottom Line and How to Implement ThemIn this WP Product Talk еpisodе, Miriam Schwab, co-Foundеr of Strattic and Hеad of WP Rеlations for Elеmеntor, joins co-hosts Matt Cromwеll and Ambеr Hinds to discuss thе significancе of customеr fееdback loops for businеss growth and providе actionablе insights on implеmеnting thеm to boost your WordPress product’s financial health.

🐦 Top Tweets of the Week

Are you following us on Twitter yet? If not, then make sure you head over to https://twitter.com/atarim_io and make sure you’re part of the conversation.


On which note, here are our top picks from the social media platform represented by the letter most sought after by mathematicians…

As well as joining in the conversation on Twitter, why not become a part of our awesome Atarim community on Facebook?

We post updates and information there ourselves, and our 2,903 active members are always happy to offer advice, share their own experiences, and support each other.

😂 Meme of the Week

Well, with 100 days left of 2023, how’s your year been? An outstanding success, I hope. Certainly we feel Atarim has come a long way this year, but with so many exciting plans ahead, the next centidiurnal!

Finally, as usual, if you have absolutely any questions or need help, please feel free to get in touch – we’re here to help.

Have a great weekend!

Vito Peleg
Co-Founder & CEO of Atarim.io