Our Favourite Talks From WordCamp Europe 2020

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WordCamp Europe is the largest European WordPress conference.

This year, it had to be streamed online due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

The organisers did a great job running and curating the biggest online WordPress event in history.

You can catchup on all of the talks on Youtube.

Here are a few highlights from our favourite talks this year:

#1PHP: a glimpse into the future

WordPress is the most successful application that was ever written in PHP. As such, the two have a symbiotic relationship, where the proliferation of one benefits the other and vice versa.

We highly recommend this talk if you’d like to learn more about the history of PHP, where it is at the present time and the challenges of the future.

#2Headless WordPress: current status and remaining challenges

Headless CMS is the future, no doubt about that. WordPress has the potential to become the best headless solution on the market and although it’s already a great option, not all of the challenges have been solved yet. Watch this talk to learn more about Headless WordPress.

#3WordPress performance trends 2020

This talk covered the latest caching mechanisms, improvements in PHP, new imaging formats, scripts, CSS optimisation and more, including the latest must-use technologies in 2020 that will give you the best possible website performance.

#4Secure your site by becoming a hacker!

This talk gave a useful overview of the most important security measures you can put in place to protect your WordPress website.

#5Why the next generation is critical to the survival of WordPress

Most of the people involved in the early stages of WordPress development are now in their late thirties or forties. The WordPress community, just as any other community with mature technology, finds itself with a huge challenge of making the platform attractive and ‘cool’ for the next generation of developers. This was a great talk – if you don’t watch anything else, watch this one.

#6In conversation with Matt Mullenweg

An insightful conversation between the founder of WordPress Matt Mullenweg and Matías Ventura, Lead Architect of the Gutenberg project. Matt and Matías discussed and showcased the latest improvements in the Gutenberg editor, some of which will be live in the upcoming WordPress 5.5 release. There were also some really great questions put to Matt from WordCamp Europe attendees including the rise of eCommerce, WordPress’ position vs its competitors and the economic opportunities that WordPress offers to people.

There were many other very interesting talks, and we encourage you to check them out on Youtube.

Huge thanks to the organisers of WordCamp Europe 2020 for an insightful, entertaining and interesting event!

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