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Why Raising WordPress’ Minimum PHP Version Won’t Make It a Modern PHP Project

At the State of the Word 2018, Matt Mullenweg made a lot of different announcements. Most of them focused on Gutenberg, but a few didn’t. One of those was a…

Carl Alexander

Feb 11, 2020

WordPress, JavaScript and PHP Conferences to Add to Your Calendar in 2020

Whether you’re hoping to speak at a conference, looking to network or just there to learn, attending a conference can be beneficial to you and your career in a number…

Caillie West

Jan 14, 2020

WordPress Developers Industry Report

How Much Money Do WordPress Developers Make? That and More Insights on the Life of a WordPress Developer in Our First-Ever Industry Report

As a web developer, there’s always that curiosity about what your peers are up to. Where are they from? How much do they make? Do they work remotely? Over the…

Caillie West

May 28, 2019

Blog Comments Are Dead. Or Are They?

Blog post comments are dead. Or wait, they’re back. They’re definitely a pain. But also maybe they’re worth it? The debate about blog post comments and whether they’re worth it…


Jan 2, 2019

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Side Project Marketing That’ll Actually Deliver Results

If you’re at all like our own developer team, even though you have a “main gig” you still enjoy the creative outlet of working on side projects. Side projects like…

Liz Lockard

Nov 13, 2018

Get an Awesome Launch Site Up and Running Quickly for Your Next Side Project

I think it’s fair to say I love building things on the web. You only have to look at my GitHub profile to see some of the many side projects…

Gilbert Pellegrom

Mar 27, 2018

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Behind the Scenes of Our Plugin Rebranding and Site Redesign

Boom. Things look different around here. A little bit anyway. For the better part of a year, we’ve been working on an updated look for our site which turned into…

Liz Lockard

Jan 30, 2018

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Giving a Talk

I’ve attended many conferences in my time and watched every single speaker with admiration, because just the thought of getting up and talking to an audience myself leaves me in…


Nov 8, 2016

Hey WordPress Developers, Sell Maintenance Service with Your Sites

A few months ago I wrote an article titled Hey WordPress Developers, Your Clients Should Own Their Plugin Licenses. I wrote it from my experience at a large agency for…


Sep 13, 2016

Lessons Learnt Building a WordPress Cloud App

A few weeks ago I released WP Scanner – a tool for monitoring WordPress load time, performance, and security. In this article I want to share with you my journey…


Jul 5, 2016

Hey WordPress Developers, Your Clients Should Own Their Plugin Licenses

Before we get into this I want to say that WP Migrate DB Pro doesn’t really apply here. It’s a developer tool so the developer should own the license, not…


Jun 14, 2016

Moving from Campaign Monitor to Drip

Dripping Maple Goodness by LadyDragonflyCC. CC BY 2.0 TL;DR — Expanding on the summary I gave in Apply Filters episode 35 on our move from Campaign Monitor to Drip. I…


Apr 2, 2015