WooCommerce vs. Shopify: Why Do We Make It So Hard?

Rob Howard built the MasterWP merch store as quickly as possible with WooCommerce, and then he assessed the relative difficulty of building with Woo rather than Shopify. His conclusion? A high-end WP developer [i.e., Rob] needed half a day to do something that could have been accomplished in a matter of minutes on Shopify… and… Continue reading WooCommerce vs. Shopify: Why Do We Make It So Hard?

Post Status Picks for the Week of August 22

How to hire or build a diverse team with @Piccia and @UnderRepdInTech • @BobWP on FftF • @heyadamsilver reviews @ForumWP on @kitchensinkwp • @MasterWP on burnout and breaks w/ @Ny_the_Creator • The All Star FSE Outreach Team has a Hallway Hangout on block theming • @TheWPMinute with all the news in 3 minutes and 46… Continue reading Post Status Picks for the Week of August 22

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?

We don’t need no stinkin’ standards!

I wonder how much WordPress is an outlier in even the PHP universe for tolerating the idea that it’s “punishment” and “unfair” to be held to a standard with mandatory testing for code that’s admitted to the WordPress.org repo for use on potentially 40% of the web: …the biggest controversy seems to be whether this… Continue reading We don’t need no stinkin’ standards!

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… Continue reading Growing as a leader and setting your team up for wins

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