If You See Something, Say Something This week I posted an observation. I observed that with 20 speakers announced for WCEU (at that point) that there were only about 25% women and even fewer non-white people. I hoped for more in the rest of the announcements. I came under attack quickly from some people. And… Continue reading Community Roundup Week Ending May 12
AI and WordPress is AI and All of Us In a recently blog post, Kathy Zant wrote about using AI for new headshots, and how that caused her to think about how we perceive ourselves versus how we might perceive ourselves – and our possibilities – when we look at ourselves through AI “eyes.” She… Continue reading Community Roundup Week Ending May 5
A Community Gift Last week I launched a new website as a gift to event organizers, podcasters, bloggers, and speakers in the WordPress community. It’s an online database of WordPress speakers including what topics they present on, what time zones they are in, and what region on the world they live in, along with bios,… Continue reading Community Roundup Week Ending April 28
Post Status and Atarim Summit Post Status is partnering with Atarim to bring you an amazing Web Agency Summit. Atarim is doing the heavy lifting (it’s shaping up to be an amazing event with awesome speakers and virtual areas to explore). Post Status will make sure the networking lounge is a hot place to be.… Continue reading Community Roundup Week Ending April 14
Amber Hinds is the CEO of Equalize Digital, Inc., a Certified B Corp specializing in WordPress accessibility, maker of the Accessibility Checker plugin, lead organizer of the WordPress Accessibility Meetup, and co-lead organizer of the WordPress Accessibility Day conference. Through her work at Equalize Digital, Amber is striving to create a world where all people… Continue reading Member Spotlight: Amber Hinds
WordPress Business Roundup for the Week of October 17 Building, Supporting, and Selling a Winning Product — With or Without WordPress.org • Are Active Install Counts Relevant to Your Business’s Success? (Even if they are accurate? And they haven’t been.) • Let’s Fix What’s Broken (The Plugin Repo) Not What Isn’t (The Freemium Model) • Follow… Continue reading A Visit from the Good Idea Fairy
Good ideas for the future of data disclosed to plugin authors using the wordpress.org repository: Let’s take this discussion somewhere else! Identify surges of unhappy users reacting to a bad release. Use pageview analytics to estimate total potential user interest and conversion rates. Assess a plugin’s performance with the .org search algorithm, the quality of… Continue reading Five takes on helpful plugin stats and insights
Syntax.fm has an interview with Syed Balkhi about Awesome Motive, how WordPress and PHP are viewed by developers, and his charity efforts. The WP Minute features Amber Hinds on Equalize Digital’s first exit. Sean Blakeley talks about transitioning a large agency over to Gutenberg at the WP Tavern‘s Jukebox.