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How Contributing To WordPress Empowers Me

How Contributing To WordPress Empowers Me

One of my favorite WordPress memories is standing in line to register at WordCamp London 2018. Upon saying my first name, no one looked surprised or asked me to say that again, please? Where I live, in the Netherlands, Siobhan is definitely not a common name. Also, the pronunciation is quite different from the spelling….

How the WordPress community contributes to human development

How the WordPress community contributes to human development

In the beginning WordPress being an “open-source” platform concept was only an idea by Matt Mullenweg that was supposed to gather people to contribute for free for a greater cause with no guaranteed success. The idea to gather people around a vague and non-profit cause would not have succeeded without the generosity of WordPress pioneers,…

Helping Small Businesses During A Pandemic

Helping Small Businesses During A Pandemic

In mid March 2020 it was clear that the coronvirus pandemic was going to have drastic consequences for daily life. Many local shops, market stalls and other food outlets would struggle to keep in touch with their regular customers. It was also worrying that lots of people would be stuck at home with only the…

Thinking Outside the WordPress Box

Thinking Outside the WordPress Box

Most people, when they discover WordPress, start on the challenging and rewarding path of developing themes, plugins and similar products. I decided to think outside the box. My name is Alexander, and my WordPress journey began in 2009. I’m from Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. I originally discovered WordPress while looking for a content management system…

WordPress made me walk 700km to Berlin

WordPress made me walk 700km to Berlin

Since the year 2000 I was employed at a big IT hardware/software/services firm. After about 9 years I was not feeling quite happy about how things went. Let’s say that the plans the company had with me did not really line up with the monthly reward. So, I quit and started my own company, nostromo.nl…

The Deaf World May Await, But It’s Not Silent

The Deaf World May Await, But It’s Not Silent

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if the world you lived in completely changed, turning your life upside down? And for those who have gone through an experience like this, can you remember how it felt to wake up in a world you were not used to? Even though life can throw…

Building A New Life

Building A New Life

This is the story of how I co-founded Barn2 Media with my husband Andy, and scaled it from a startup to one of the UK’s best known WordPress agencies – all while working part-time. I’ll tell you about the challenges I faced in building a WordPress business that is compatible with a good work-life balance….

My WordPress Anniversaries

My WordPress Anniversaries

I never remember dates. I know the birthday of more or less five people. I insist on saying that my son was born on May 11. Incorrect, I was born on May 11, he on May 17. But for some reason, my WordPress dates are permanently etched into my brain. I think it’s because meeting…