Trust Issues
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Trust Issues

Cory Miller asks, “What can we do to better support our plugin developers and product owners?” Katie Keith offers some clues with the story of her WordPress/WooCommerce agency and product shop, Barn2 Plugins. Dan Knauss and Nyasha Green talk about microaggressions, the Active Install Growth Data story, and US federal legislation aimed at Open Source Security. In an increasingly “demon-haunted world,” how can we know who is doing what with the hardware and software tools we use? Ben Gabler, CEO and Founder of Rocket.net, is in our Member Spotlight.

Post Status Excerpt (No. 70) β€” Trust and Distrust: Microaggressions, Active Install Growth Data for Plugins, and Open Source Security
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Post Status Excerpt (No. 70) β€” Trust and Distrust: Microaggressions, Active Install Growth Data for Plugins, and Open Source Security

In this episode of Post Status Excerpt, Dan and Ny take on three issues in the WordPress community that can threaten or impair trust while also revealing how foundational trust and healthy communication are: 1) racism and microaggressions, 2) the sudden removal and uncertain fate of the active install growth chart in the WordPress.org plugin repository, and 3) open source and security. Briefly discussed: emerging US federal policy that aims to secure open-source software. Zero-trust architecture might work well for networked machines, but human relationships and communities need trust.

WordPress Community News Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022
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WordPress Community News Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022

The Post Status Member Spotlight turns onto Tom Greenwood this week. The WordPress community conversation about accessibility at WordCamps continues on Twitter, WP Builds, Post Status Draft, and Post Status Excerpt. Let’s have WordPress Accessibility for All!

Post Status Excerpt (No. 69) β€” WCUS Afterthoughts, Accessibility, and Pay Transparency
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Post Status Excerpt (No. 69) β€” WCUS Afterthoughts, Accessibility, and Pay Transparency

WordCamp US, accessibility, disability, Ny’s “blood feud” with Uber, and salary transparency are the topics Dan Knauss and Nyasha Green take on this week for The Excerpt.

WordCamp US San Diego 2022 Experiences β€” Post Status Draft 124
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WordCamp US San Diego 2022 Experiences β€” Post Status Draft 124

Cory and Michelle talk about their takeaways from WordCamp US. Highlights: The Post Status Huddle ahead of the conference. Areas to improve: Michelle explains her experience with some accessibility challenges. What everyone agrees on: we love getting together as a community!

Post Status Picks for the Week of August 22
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Post Status Picks for the Week of August 22

How to hire or build a diverse team with @Piccia and @UnderRepdInTech β€’ @BobWP on FftF β€’ @heyadamsilver reviews @ForumWP on @kitchensinkwp β€’ @MasterWP on burnout and breaks w/ @Ny_the_Creator β€’ The All Star FSE Outreach Team has a Hallway Hangout on block theming β€’ @TheWPMinute with all the news in 3 minutes and 46 seconds.

Post Status Excerpt (No. 63) β€” Pay Transparency, Mutual Respect, and the Community We Need
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Post Status Excerpt (No. 63) β€” Pay Transparency, Mutual Respect, and the Community We Need

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 β€” how it matters to everyone but especially job seekers who are black, indigenous, and other people of color.

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?

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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 β€” recognition of non-code contributors β€” 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…

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