Fernando Papaqui


WordCamp Europe 2021

  • Date: 7 – 9 June
  • Location: Online
  • Cost: Free
  • URL: Link

“WordCamp Europe is an informal, community-organised gathering of WordPress enthusiasts – from casual users to Core developers – where we discuss all things WordPress, share ideas and get to know each other.”

This event was a great opportunity to catch up with modern practices in the WordPress community. 100% online but still accurate and useful.

One of my favorite topics is WP-CLI, how to manage WordPress from the command-line. “WP-CLI is the official command-line interface for WordPress. It provides a collection of commands that can be used to perform various WordPress actions such as plugin & theme installations, core updates, configurations or backups without using a browser.”

Another useful talk was Headless WordPress, Gatsby or NextJS, a subject I find attractive and with an interesting future. Just to mention a few details, this portfolio is built using Gatsby and the blog posts are fetched from Headless WordPress which makes my life easier in many ways. First, my website is super fast with a Lighthouse score of 96, and second, writing blog posts in WordPress is as easy as it sounds. It’s a win win situation.

One of the key topics that was discussed was “How contributors make WordPress”. WordPress.org itself has tons of resources in case you want to be involved, which by the way has many options like working with the Core team, the Design team, you can help with translations in your own language/country, Themes, Plugins, Trainings, etc. I believe contributing makes you a better programmer overall because you get to understand how this platform works and it gives you a different perspective whenever thinking on coding.

Thanks to all the sponsors for making this kind of great event possible and for free.

Let’s keep on learning.

Fernando Papaqui

Front end web developer working with Gatsby, JS, React, and WordPress. Mexico native.