Post Status has been a haven for kindness and generosity, but it’s thanks to our members, readers, listeners, colleagues, and friends that the work we do together and the fun we have is good, meaningful, and regenerative for our community. On that note, this is my last post in my role as editor at Post Status…
Back in 2019, my agency was a team of 10 people, and we were entering a space where we could easily start working with big enterprises. Our idea of the future was to scale up and grow. Of course it was.
Lawrence Ladomery has launched WP Biz Dev, “the first job board dedicated exclusively to Marketing and Sales roles for WordPress businesses.” MORE →
Matej Latin did a survey of designers who quit their jobs and discovered: No career progression opportunities and unhappiness with the work they do were about equal, at about 20% each. Problems with company culture came next. A lack of UX maturity was third followed by salary, poor relationships with management, and misalignment with company…
On the Post Status job board, like many others, most of the WordPress employers who use it don’t include salary ranges on their job listings. Should they? Piccia Neri asked them all why they do or don’t practice salary transparency. She also put the question to agencies, freelancers, the WordPress community, developers, and designers on Twitter. Find out what Piccia learned and why she thinks salary transparency should be a universal practice where it hasn’t yet become a legal obligation.
Dan and Eric discuss their top picks for WordPress news stories of the week and the topic of professionalism. What is it — what does it mean for us in the WordPress community, and how does it relate to a healthy open source project and business ecosystem?
DigitalOcean’s acquisition of Cloudways is an investment in the WordPress ecosystem with an emphasis on “digital agencies, eCommerce sites, bloggers, freelance developers and builders hosting on WordPress.”
This week, Ny relates some personal experiences where pay transparency was lacking and the impact it can have on workplace cultures. This leads into a discussion of pay transparency in the hiring process — how it matters to everyone but especially job seekers who are black, indigenous, and other people of color.
WordPress is an amazing community, but if you’ve been in it for long, it can be a bit rough too. We are one big messy family. For the overwhelming majority of my time in it, I’ve found the most incredible people. But sometimes it can feel brutal if you let it. Last week, I talked…
WordPress success stories are great, but this time, you’re going to read about a failure. It’s about the Speed Booster Pack plugin and the depressing, constant decline of its active installs.
David and Olivia Bisset sat down for a chat with Matt Mullenweg about open source, Tumblr, and how Matt deals with negativity. Matt has three roles today: CEO of Tumblr, CEO of Automattic, and project lead for the next release of WordPress. He shares what went wrong with post formats and what he would love to acquire next if he could. The answer may (or may not) surprise you! Recorded shortly before WordCamp Europe 2022.
High-level spats in the WordPress business ecosystem are a reality, but on Twitter, they become low-level competitive exchanges. Maybe they could be moved into more private conversations without character limits if the goal is to resolve conflicts rather than intensify them.
In this episode of Get Hired, Michelle Frechette speaks with Terry Trout from Nexcess about what she looks for when hiring in marketing.
Our goal with Get Hired is to help open your eyes to the possibilities waiting for you in the WordPress ecosystem and your path to a job with a remote, web-based company.
Despite having such a vast market share, we lack a common set of competencies for the people working and hiring in the WordPress space.
Michelle and David discuss the three new online events Post Status is hosting in the first half of 2022.
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