State of the Word 2022 • Dev Blog Beta • WP 3.7 – 4.0 Final Releases

This Week at WordPress.org (November 21, 2022) As 2022 comes to an end, State of the Word will happen in NYC again. Apply to attend or tune in to the livestream. Check out the beta version of the WordPress Developer Blog. Still have sites on WordPress 3.7 – 4.0? It’s really time to upgrade as… Continue reading State of the Word 2022 • Dev Blog Beta • WP 3.7 – 4.0 Final Releases

Jobs Change, Membership Doesn’t

Post Status has been a haven for kindness and generosity, but it’s thanks to our members, readers, listeners, colleagues, and friends that the work we do together and the fun we have is good, meaningful, and regenerative for our community. On that note, this is my last post in my role as editor at Post… Continue reading Jobs Change, Membership Doesn’t

WordPress 6.1.1 • Team Rep Nominations • Codespaces for Contributions

This Week at WordPress.org (November 14, 2022) Time to update, WordPress 6.1.1 is out! GitHub has made Codespaces available for 60 hours/month, and WordPress is exploring Core contribution integrations with wordpress/wordpress-develop. It’s team rep nomination time too. WordPress 6.1.1 now available WordPress 6.1.1 Maintenance Release Improving the contributor experience: GitHub Codespaces for WordPress Core Team… Continue reading WordPress 6.1.1 • Team Rep Nominations • Codespaces for Contributions

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

Post Status Excerpt (No. 66) — What Does It Mean To Contribute To WordPress?

How do we give back? We all want a community of creativity, cooperation, and contribution — how do we get there? Estimated reading time: 42 minutes In this episode, Dan and Ny talk about WordPress and giving back. Giving, making, creating… Looking at the search results for “Make WordPress” and “the firehose” of Make WordPress… Continue reading Post Status Excerpt (No. 66) — What Does It Mean To Contribute To WordPress?

Post Status Excerpt (No. 65) — How We Talk When We Talk About WordPress

What’s it like to enter the WordPress community media space, especially as the editor of a publication with many voices, personalities, and perspectives? Estimated reading time: 38 minutes My friend and dialogue partner, Nyasha Green, is six months into her role as Editorial Director at MasterWP, so today we’re talking about what that’s been like… Continue reading Post Status Excerpt (No. 65) — How We Talk When We Talk About WordPress

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

People don’t realize how long ago “long ago” wasn’t. We’re not talking about two, three, four hundred years ago. My family always stressed working somewhere your employer respects you, because it wasn’t that long ago they didn’t have a choice. Nyasha Green We’re rebooting Post Status Excerpt as a weekly chat between Nyasha Green and… Continue reading Post Status Excerpt (No. 63) — Pay Transparency, Mutual Respect, and the Community We Need

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

People don’t realize how long ago “long ago” wasn’t. We’re not talking about two, three, four hundred years ago. My family always stressed working somewhere your employer respects you, because it wasn’t that long ago they didn’t have a choice. Nyasha Green We’re rebooting Post Status Excerpt as a weekly chat between Nyasha Green and… Continue reading Post Status Excerpt (No. 63) — Pay Transparency, Mutual Respect, and the Community We Need

Building and Sustaining the WordPress Community Through Mentorship — Post Status Draft 123

Mentor someone. Today! Don’t wait. Start today! Talk to people. Connect with them. Go on Twitter. Just 15 minutes a day. Tell them why this community is great. Make them want to join! Nyasha Green For Nyasha Green, a healthy tech community prioritizes mentoring. She credits her mentors with helping her find her place in… Continue reading Building and Sustaining the WordPress Community Through Mentorship — Post Status Draft 123