Mika Epstein

Community Roundup Week Ending July 14

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Michelle Frechette
Accessibility This week I wrote about the SLAPP lawsuit that Audio Eye filed against accessibility expert, and WordPress community member, Adrian Roselli. The conversation over in the Post Status #club channel was enthusiastically supportive of Adrian and his messages about…

What is the WordPress community capable of? A lot of good. And a few bad apples.

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Michelle Frechette
WordPress 6.1 is here, and it's awesome! It takes more than a village — really a small city — to keep us moving forward. Thank a contributor — there are thousands of them. • Thanks especially to Mika Epstein! It’s beyond brave of Mika to share what she has gone through for the Plugins Team and the whole community. No one should ever have to go through what she has. You should know her story if you don't.

Podcast Picks 🎙️ Here are my…

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Dan Knauss
Podcast Picks 🎙️ Here are my podcast picks: Open Sourcery: Jonathan Bossenger had a discussion with Mika Epstein about the horrific experience she had when a member of the open-source community harassed her. This leads to a good talk about…

Footnotes #456

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Dan Knauss
Issue #456 “One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals.” — Jean Vanier, Community And Growth Howdy! Thinking about WordPress history lately in terms…

Mika Epstein has a sober but…

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Dan Knauss

Mika Epstein has a sober but important post on being burned out from harassment in the WordPress space. Mika's work on the Plugins team has been especially trying thanks to one plugin author who — despite warnings and a ban…

🚫 Mika Epstein reminds WordPress plugin…

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Dan Knauss

🚫 Mika Epstein reminds WordPress plugin developers they must not interfere with or change the defaults of WordPress's update settings: "You may offer a feature to auto-update, but it has to honor the core settings. This means if someone has…

Mika Epstein explains why the plugin…

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Dan Knauss

Mika Epstein explains why the plugin emails sent to developers (who have plugins in the WordPress.org repo) are anonymous. The bottom line: plugin reviewers were finding themselves targeted in rather terrifying ways, including death threats and credible threats against their…

Mika Epstein has published a proposal…

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Dan Knauss

Mika Epstein has published a proposal to modify the WordPress plugin guidelines. 🔌 Mika's plan covers several areas but focuses on advertising and the clutter of the WordPress dashboard: Our understanding is that a cluttered and unmanageable Dashboard upsets users,…

Marco Almeida writes about his experience…

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Dan Knauss

Marco Almeida writes about his experience with one WordPress plugin reviewer and the rejection of one of his plugins. 🤼 He followed up on that post a short time ago: I had a very civil and friendly chat with Mika…

Mika Epstein tackles the common concerns many…

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Brian Krogsgard

Mika Epstein tackles the common concerns many people have about Gutenberg as its debut in Wordpress 5.0 approaches. Most themes and plugins don't interface with the post editor or custom meta boxes, so they will be fine. For those that do involve the editor…
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