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What is Coaching & What Are Key Times to Have a Coach with Kelly Gallagher

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Cory Miller
BusinessDraft
Transcript ↓ In this podcast episode, Cory Miller introduces his professional coach, Kelly Gallagher, to discuss the role of coaching in personal and professional growth. They explore the difference between coaching and therapy and how they can complement each other.…
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The WP Agency Journey with J.J. Toothman of Lone Rock Point

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Cory Miller
BusinessDraft
Transcript ↓ In this episode, Cory Miller interviews J.J. Toothman, owner of Lone Rock Point, a WordPress agency based in Sudbury, Massachusetts. J.J. shares his agency journey, discussing the growth of his agency and its remote-first approach. Episode Highlights: The…

WPCampus Updates & Events

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Michelle Frechette
WordPress CommunityWordPress News
Almost a year ago Rachel Cherry announced that she would be stepping down from her role as director of WPCampus. As a result of this decision the organization evaluated leadership models, decided on a board format, and created new bylaws.…

Evolving Edupack: A One-Size Fits All Plugin Leads to an Accessibility Platform and Enhanced Agency Services

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Blake Bertuccelli
BusinessFeatures
A little over a year ago, I cofounded Edupack with Nathan Monk and Matt Lees. Edupack endeavored to simplify Higher Ed website publishing with a single WordPress plugin. In our interviews, Higher Ed admins said they were overwhelmed by accessibility…

Post Status Excerpt (No. 67) — What Does Professionalism Mean in WordPress?

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Dan Knauss
BusinessDesign
We're not afraid to let our human side show.Erik Karkovack In this episode of Post Status Draft, Eric Karkovack joins Dan Knauss to discuss their top picks for important topics and news stories in the WordPress world this week. Finally,…

The scariest thing I’ve seen in a long time

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Dan Knauss
NotesSecurity
Thomas Nachbar of the University of Virginia School of Law writes in "Why We Can’t Disconnect Russia From the Internet" how he would really like to do so — and more: In the heady early days of the internet, the…

WordPress Podcast and Video Picks for the Week of May 15

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David Bisset
BusinessPlanet
My Podcast Picks 🎙️ How I Built It: Post Status founder Brian Krogsgard on determining membership benefits and preventing churn.Techmeme Ride Home: Not WordPress-related, but this reunion of some key web 2.0 tech leaders is a fascinating retrospective.Make Lemonade: Mike…

Post Status Excerpt (No. 54) —What WordPress Can Learn from Joomla

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David Bisset
HostingPlanet
David: “What do you think the WordPress community takes for granted?” Robert: “The support of Automattic.”Excerpt #54 — "What WordPress Can Learn from Joomla" In this episode of Post Status Excerpt, David and Dan team up to talk with Robert…

Fall of the Zamir: A Hate Symbol Enters and Exits WordPress.org

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David Bisset
PlanetSecurity
How did a hate symbol get into WordPress.org's plugin repository? What can we learn from the community response? Will more transparent governance help us navigate the age of weaponized open source? Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, the letter…

Post Status Comments (No. 8) — Getting Up To Speed On PHP News

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David Bisset
CommentsPlanet
“These [PHP] deprecation notices are warnings to project managers and developers… do we have enough time for [WordPress] core but especially the community to fix the codebases?” — Tonya Mork Anyone seriously invested in WordPress, from developers to agency owners,…

WordPress as a Commons

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Lesley Sim
BusinessHosting
Open source governance and WordPress as a commons have been a hot topic this past couple of weeks. Having both watched the discussion and shared my informal thoughts on Twitter as well as the Post Status Slack group, I was…

Can Five for the Future Fund WordPress Research?

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Jordi Cabot
Make WordPressPlanet
Many of the big companies in tech have a practice of issuing annual Calls for Proposals for research into key questions relevant to their industry and the toughest challenges they face. Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Amazon all sponsor research awards…

WordCamp Europe 2021 has concluded its…

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Dan Knauss

WordCamp Europe 2021 has concluded its three-day run. It seemed to be received well as an online event. Organizers reported that 3,290 people registered (with 1,841 logged in at once) from 121 countries. 🌐 Among the 48 speakers, Matt Mullenweg…

Cathi Bosco explains why she finds…

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Dan Knauss

Cathi Bosco explains why she finds it important to contribute to the WordPress governance project: "WordPress cannot expect to be leading the way to democratize publishing without basic governance in place."

Josepha Haden posted some observations about WordPress contributor…

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Brian Krogsgard

Josepha Haden posted some observations about WordPress contributor team structures, noting "that there are multiple paths to WordPress itself, and nearly as many paths to deciding how and when to get involved once you arrive." Josepha also mentions self-selection, self-service training and selection,…

“Identifying the Stakeholders of WordPress” is…

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Dan Knauss

"Identifying the Stakeholders of WordPress" is a thoughtful document produced by the WordPress Governance Project that takes on "the task of identifying the personas making up the WordPress user base." 👥 Morten Rand-Hendriksen explains the thinking behind the equation of "users"…
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