Lance Willett is the theme team lead at Automattic, and in this post he describes the power of intuition and investigation, and how much more powerful these characteristics are than memorization. If you are passionate and curious, you can achieve a great deal, even when you don't feel “ready”. It's an excellent reminder for all of us.
Ben May advocates why WordPress enthusiasts should attend more conferences than just WordCamps. All of his points are worthwhile, but I especially like his note that it makes for a good opportunity to shoot down other web folks’ misunderstandings of what WordPress is and what it is capable of.
Matt Mullenweg did a little research study for himself, based on his own “guilty pleasure” for reading Techmeme. Techmeme’s leaderboard, for those that aren’t aware, is basically the benchmark all tech sites measure their influence by. Matt analyzed which of the Techmeme 100 run WordPress, and found that 43% of them do. Based on the…
This is a nice backstory from Wired on the rise of Nginx, with a focus on how Automattic got involved in the project when they started using it for WordPress.com. Now, Nginx is powering 15 percent of all websites. I especially like the note at the bottom of the article where the founder of Nginx cites…
Quick tip on how to make menu items in WordPress open in a new window or tab.
I always enjoy learning from markets I’m not familiar with, and balloon artists are certainly one of the most unique I’ve come across. Ziv Raviv used WordPress and LifterLMS to build a course on balloon art that brought in $11,000. In its first year (2019), the business brought in more than $277,000. 🎈
At the very least, it’s probably time to give Brackets a serious look for your WordPress theme building.