Post Status Excerpt (No. 67) โ€” What Does Professionalism Mean in WordPress?
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Post Status Excerpt (No. 67) โ€” What Does Professionalism Mean in WordPress?

Dan and Eric discuss their top picks for WordPress news stories of the week and the topic of professionalism. What is it โ€” what does it mean for us in the WordPress community, and how does it relate to a healthy open source project and business ecosystem?

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

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Mentorship as Contribution: What does Five for the Future mean to you? (Part 2)

Have you been thinking about that question? I hope so. Everyone should, as long as we have a 5ftF program. Some low-hanging fruit โ€” recognition of non-code contributors โ€” has already been picked, according to Angela Jin’s latest update. I like that WordPress.org profiles are now showing these new contributor activity types: Translating and reviewing…

Not Dead Yet! Just Mostly Dead?
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Not Dead Yet! Just Mostly Dead?

Gutenberg 13.4 โ€ข Learning FSE sooner rather than later โ€ข Gutenberg in Tumblr and Day One โ€ข WordCamps and the vitality of the WordPress community โ€ข AUS WordPress community only mostly dead? โ€ข Get SEO Schema graphs โ€ข Web font loading geek out โ€ข PHP is 28! โ€ข PHP namespaces and autoloaders โ€ข You can work anywhere… why not Cleveland? โ€ข North Commerce โ€” faster than the rest? โ€ข and more…

Automattic has hired a renowned designer in newly created role

John Maeda is a well-known designer, who most recently hails from the extremely reputable VC firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Wired has a pretty good summation on his background and qualifications. At Automattic, he’s filling a role they advertised a while back for an overall head of design. The position, now removed from Automattic’s…

How a high school student became a professional WordPress developer

I’ve followed Sunny Ratilal since his earliest days contributing to Easy Digital Downloads. I remember Pippin Williamson raving about how good he was at contributing to EDD code and supporting EDD customers. Then I found out he was in high school. Sarah Gooding interviews Sunny and writes about his story with WordPress, which started when…

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