Jobs & Career Roundup Week Ending July 14

According to LinkedIn, there are over 20,000 jobs available in WordPress, so why does it seem that for those who are job seeking it’s hard to find a job. And why are there hundreds of applicants for each position? At this year’s WPCareerSummit, we hope to help with that. This year’s event will be held… Continue reading Jobs & Career Roundup Week Ending July 14

Tech Roundup Week Ending July 14

GitHub introduces passwordless authentication. GitHub is introducing passwordless authentication as a new method to enhance account security and provide a seamless user experience. Passkeys are a secure and easy-to-use way of protecting user accounts, combining two-factor authentication (2FA) with enhanced user verification. Passwords are eliminated, and passkeys require a combination of something the user is… Continue reading Tech Roundup Week Ending July 14

Tech Roundup Week Ending July 7

WordPress Dropping support for PHP 5 WordPress has announced that they will discontinue support for PHP 5 in the upcoming WordPress version 6.3, set to release on August 8, 2023. This decision implies that the new minimum supported PHP version for WordPress will be PHP 7.0. Users are thus advised to upgrade their sites to… Continue reading Tech Roundup Week Ending July 7

Jobs & Career Roundup Week Ending July 7

This week I was asked to contribute my ideas on finding a job in WordPress on the WPRiders blog. While there’s no one right answer to finding a job in tech (or WordPress, specifically) there are always ways to improve your résumé, brush up on your interview skills, and find new places to search. You… Continue reading Jobs & Career Roundup Week Ending July 7

Jobs & Career Roundup Week Ending June 30

It continues to be a tough job market in tech. With the amount of layoffs over the last six months, it’s easy to see how there are hundreds of applicants for almost any opening. Our jobs board can help! Here’s hoping the second half of 2023 is kinder! Also, follow my weekly tweet thread where… Continue reading Jobs & Career Roundup Week Ending June 30

Tech Roundup Week Ending June 30

iThemes: Why WordPress Malware Scanners Are Worthless In a thought-provoking article recently published on iThemes, the effectiveness of WordPress malware scanners is critically examined. The article suggests these tools may not be as reliable as users hope, often failing to detect and combat malware, especially on WordPress sites using supposedly protective plugins. This revelation underlines… Continue reading Tech Roundup Week Ending June 30

Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 18

Transcript ↓ Corey Maass and Cory Miller continue the development of their new WordPress plugin, Crop.Express. In this episode, they discuss the importance of finding personal fulfillment, embracing the journey, and enjoying the process of pursuing hobbies and personal projects. They encourage everyone to reevaluate their definition of success and find meaning in the act… Continue reading Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 18

Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 17

Transcript ↓ Corey Maass and Cory Miller continue the development of their new WordPress plugin, Crop.Express. In this episode, they discuss designing pricing plans and creating a compelling website homepage for their new product. They delve into the intricacies of annual and lifetime subscription options and the inclusion of site licenses for different customer segments.… Continue reading Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 17

Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 16

Transcript ↓ In this episode, Cory Miller and Corey Maass explore the delicate balance between professionalism and creativity in branding and marketing. They also discuss the importance of incorporating feedback into the product development process, utilizing user testing and testimonials to refine features and continually improve. The impact of their collaborative efforts has led to… Continue reading Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 16

Tech Roundup Week Ending June 2

ChatSEO? Buildd.co’s Chat SEO is a product that merges the functionalities of chatbots and search engine optimization (SEO) to improve user engagement and increase organic traffic on websites. Utilizing AI-driven chatbots, the solution provides personalized experiences by addressing user queries in real time and offering pertinent information. With the integration of SEO strategies within chatbot… Continue reading Tech Roundup Week Ending June 2