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What’s in a Name? HPOS for WooCommerce

Custom Order Tables in WooCommerce are now High Performance Order Storage (HPOS). It’s a technical kind of rebranding that’s a really good idea to express not only what custom database tables for orders are but what they do. According to the timeline for this key feature’s development, HPOS will be feature complete and released with…

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Creativity and Chronic Pain

Here’s “a frank conversation about illness and pain” from AIGA Eye on Design by Madeleine Morley. Madeleine talks with SICK magazine editor Olivia Spring about SICK’s rejection of productivity as a virtue. Pause and rest when you need to β€” and make that possible for your employees or team. Here’s Olivia on why her creative…

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Is there a self-employment gap in WordPress event attendance?

Drawing on a gender gap at WCUS noticed by Women in WP, Rob Howard thinks there might be a “self-employment penalty” on conference attendance that disproportionately affects women. There’s a lot of speculation in this article, but it’s a subject worth deeper analysis. Whatever the cause, a 2:1 male-to-female ratio in WCUS attendees (or people…

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New pricing model at Business Bloomer aims at Purchasing Power Parity

Rodolfo Melogli has changed the pricing structure at bto be more affordable to people around the globe. He’s done this by calculating “Purchasing Power Parity.” Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) is a metric that can be used to determine the actual β€œpurchasing power” of a given country. A basket of goods purchased in the USA with…

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Naming is Hard: Content Types on Learn WordPress

Based on a public discussion led by Hugh Lashbrooke, Workshops (5-15 minute instructional videos) are going to be called Tutorials, moving forward while Social Learning Spaces (live and collaborative learning sessions) have become Online Workshops. No change to Courses (long-form content with multiple lessons in multiple media formats) and Lesson Plans (structured plans that trainers…

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