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WordPress Saved My Life

WordPress Saved My Life

This probably is the first time I will be telling my story because I have always lived a fairly secret live. I am from Nigeria where I was born and still live in. I know we are all stereotyped as scammers and thieves but trust me, a lot of us own and operate legit (online)…

WordPress Gave Me the Perfect Identity

WordPress Gave Me the Perfect Identity

How it all began… I remember when cybercafés started trending in Nigeria; I had just finished high school and was awaiting my results for admittance into the university. I would spend not less than 10 hours surfing the internet every day, all my pocket money went into buying bulk time at cafes. My first email…

Finding WordPress in Cameroon

Finding WordPress in Cameroon

My name is Michaël Nde Tabefor, I reside in Cameroon. I grew up in the economic capital of the country surrounded by so much diversity and culture. Yet I was still very young when I developed an interest in technology, back in Primary school I had a PC at home I used to play around,…

Community saved my life: Falling down, lifted up.

Community saved my life: Falling down, lifted up.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead This essay took me a long time to end; mainly because, in many ways, I am still writing it. My first essay for HeroPress was two years ago (“W-W-Waiting…

Notes From My Former Self

Notes From My Former Self

I’ve written and rewritten this essay so many times now I’ve forgotten what it originally looked like. In the beginning it was going to be the short(ish) story of my first year with WordPress and the lessons I’ve learned about myself. It always ends up being a long and boring story of a year of…

A Bottomless World of Possibilities

A Bottomless World of Possibilities

I started playing with websites back in 2003. I was in secondary school and Internet was relatively new to Somalia. It arrived in 1998-99 but only very few people had internet in their homes. Luckily there were internet cafes and I was introduced to this guy who owned an internet cafe. He had a large…

WordPress Opened Up a Whole New World

WordPress Opened Up a Whole New World

Before WordPress Several years ago, I went through a tough time in my life. I lost my job and I was desperately in need of a career change. Because of the economic climate in Zimbabwe, I didn’t see many options, but I felt that IT held the most promising future. So I completed an A+…

WordPressing The Hard Way In Malawi

WordPressing The Hard Way In Malawi

I am a self-taught graphic designer/ motion designer turned web designer and aspiring web developer from Malawi, Africa. I am a digital tinkerer who has fallen in love with and currently gone steady with WordPress. Still, the journey is rough. A little about my home country before you hear my story… Malawi Malawi, is at…

Live Your Passion

There I was cruising along the highway in the middle lane, and I felt it. It started slowly and then all of a sudden – a complete black out. “What’s happening to me?” “Am I dying?” “What about my wife and kids?” “I can’t die now?” These were the thoughts running through my head in…

Trust

Trust

I started playing around with WordPress around 2010. Then I was more concerned about learning how themes work with WordPress and how to develop one. This lead me to the WordPress theme directory where I downloaded countless number of themes and read the source to know how they were created. In June 2013 I graduated…