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We don’t need no stinkin’ standards!

I wonder how much WordPress is an outlier in even the PHP universe for tolerating the idea that it’s “punishment” and “unfair” to be held to a standard with mandatory testing for code that’s admitted to the WordPress.org repo for use on potentially 40% of the web. That’s how a number of developers responded to…

Building and Sustaining the WordPress Community Through Mentorship β€” Post Status Draft 123
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Building and Sustaining the WordPress Community Through Mentorship β€” Post Status Draft 123

For Nyasha Green, a healthy tech community prioritizes mentoring. She credits her mentors with helping her find her place in WordPress. How well does your part of the WordPress ecosystem support mentorship? Can we make mentoring a key way people contribute to WordPress’s future?

Winning the War on WordPress Notification Spam

Nice to see Brian Coords getting involved with the WP Notifications feature plugin project β€” otherwise known as WP-Notify (Github). He’s calling for testing and feedback on the proof-of-concept at this point. You can click this link and immediately spin up a test environment with the plugin installed at InstaWP β€” thanks to Ross Wintle…

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Contributing is Hard β€” and Easier Than You Think

Brian Coords makes some good points about the difficulty of contributing to WordPress, which is a mark of privilege, as Josepha Haden Chomphosy has noted. Estela Rueda has some wonderful suggestions for how you can contribute to WordPress core teams with just a few hours a week. Her blog post, Is My Contribution to WordPress…

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