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Posted by Torque Mag on September 17, 2021 at 11:19 am
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StudioPress founder and one of the architects of the modern WordPress theme ecosystem, Brian Gardner, will join WP Engine as a Principal Developer Advocate. He will wear many different hats but will further enhance the developer experience at WP Engine by charting a course to advance WordPress and lead developer relations, specifically helping people with the transition to Gutenberg (block editor). When some were wary of the inclusion of Gutenberg, Gardner led the charge in not only making StudioPress compliant but designing specifically for StudioPress. Gutenberg is the future of content creation in WordPress. While the transition is still ongoing, and many are still apprehensive about adopting Gutenberg, Gardner has successfully managed the transition to the new editor with StudioPress.  The same will be said of another big change on the horizon, Full Site Editing. Gardner’s new role is to make sure that every WordPress developer understands how to develop using this new benchmark WordPress feature.  Being able to join WP Engine full-time allows Gardner to bring years of expertise and community relationships to make the developer experience better.  Over a Decade of Experience Gardner has been a mainstay in the community since 2007.  “In 2006, I was at an…

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