Who’s Going to Pay for All This?
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Who’s Going to Pay for All This?

Magne Ilsaas wants WordPress to be more than the pragmatic choice for enterprise clients. He wants WordPress agencies to be known for a distinct WordPress culture and mindset. Alain Schlesser, Carole Olinger, Carl Alexander, and Zach Stepek have a frank talk with Bob Dunn about the costs of not supporting WordPress contributors. Post Status members including Dave Loodts, Marius Jensen, Jeremy Ward, and Chris Reynolds discuss the looming PHP 7.4 EOL. Plus Jb Audras‘ breakdown of contributions to the WordPress 6.1 release. For your weekend reading, some news and insights from business, workplace, webtech, and govtech writers beyond the WordPress bubble.

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Growing as a leader and setting your team up for wins

James Giroux writes so much good stuff on his own blog, I can’t keep up. I am accumulating a list of things he’s tackled that are unusual to see written about in any depth in the WordPress community, especially by a man. At some point I hope to write some things in response, or inspired…

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.

Post Status Excerpt (No. 62) β€” The Open Web Universe with Matt Mullenweg
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Post Status Excerpt (No. 62) β€” The Open Web Universe with Matt Mullenweg

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.

An Inclusive Workplace is More Than Skin Deep
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An Inclusive Workplace is More Than Skin Deep

Some people have said that Post Status is not culturally diverse, although half of our employees identify as female. They say we are not diverse because we all look β€œwhite.” Does that make us a company that is not culturally diverse? No, it doesn’t. What that photograph does not show is heritage, or home culture, or race and nationality. Our team is a combination of different nationalities, races, and cultures.Β 

A Year Without Pants

Scott Berkun spent a year working for Automattic as research for his upcoming book, A Year Without Pants. The book will focus on remote work, for which Automattic is well known. Berkun is going to, “share what I learned about creativity, productivity, and leadership from the kind of workplace that might be in everyone’s future.”…

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