WordPress Careers Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022

Why do designers quit? Matej Latin breaks down the results of his survey. Amelia Nagoski says self-care is not enough to prevent burnout — we have to care for each other. Alyssa Place explains how managers can do that. Maintenance failures can be lethal, but Stewart Brand finds the winning maintenance style in sailing history.… Continue reading WordPress Careers Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022

Why do designers quit their jobs?

Matej Latin did a survey of designers who quit their jobs and discovered: No career progression opportunities and unhappiness with the work they do were about equal, at about 20% each. Problems with company culture came next. A lack of UX maturity was third followed by salary, poor relationships with management, and misalignment with company… Continue reading Why do designers quit their jobs?

Salary Transparency: Why Not?

Why WordPress employers do and don’t advertise salary ranges — and why they all should. On the Post Status job board, like many others, most of the WordPress employers who use it don’t include salary ranges on their job listings. Should they? Piccia Neri asked them all why they do or don’t practice salary transparency.… Continue reading Salary Transparency: Why Not?

James Koster shares some designs to help full site editing feel “more like a design tool”

James Koster has been posting some really nice design experiments for the full site editor interface. A key goal is to make the user experience less jarring: instead of dropping [users] directly in edit mode, we might instead present their site in a navigable ‘frame’, accompanied by a menu of features, where styles and navigation… Continue reading James Koster shares some designs to help full site editing feel “more like a design tool”

Shiny New Releases

Gravity Forms 7.1 Beta 1 has been released for testing. SpinupWP has had some nice updates lately, and they’ve launched a really nice community forum space at community.spinupwp.com using Circle — circle.so. Dollie 2.0 is two and a half years after its launch. Dollie bills itself as a “Cloud Platform Builder for the WordPress community”… Continue reading Shiny New Releases

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

Make It Go Viral

Viral marketing. It’s the ultimate goal: something you create “goes viral.” As marketers, we watch things gain popularity quickly- seemingly overnight – and dream of anything we do having that same level of success. What is it that makes an ice bucket challenge so enticing? Or makes a certain water bottle wildly popular? Or becomes… Continue reading Make It Go Viral

Local Development Tools and the Open Web

Who is not using Local? Is it an Open Web tool? Let’s review some “Local history” and consider where WP Engine’s popular developer tools could be headed. Estimated reading time: 6 minutes DesktopServer: The end of an era and the beginning of a new one Once upon a time, I used XAMP. Then I used… Continue reading Local Development Tools and the Open Web

Does “Full-Site Editing” Need a New, “User-Friendly” Name?

I’ve been thinking about this question and the others related to it that Josepha Haden Chomphosy posted last week. There’s been a strong comment discussion so far, and I discovered what my view on it is now by noticing what is going on in the grammar of “Editing” versus “Editor.” “Full Site Editing” ends with…

Does “Full-Site Editing” Need a New, “User-Friendly” Name?

I’ve been thinking about this question and the others related to it that Josepha Haden Chomphosy posted last week. There’s been a strong comment discussion so far, and I discovered what my view on it is now by noticing what is going on in the grammar of “Editing” versus “Editor.” “Full Site Editing” ends with…