In Case You Missed It – Issue 8

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There’s a lot of great WordPress content published in the community but not all of it is featured on the Tavern. This post is an assortment of items related to WordPress that caught my eye but didn’t make it into a full post.

Matt Mullenweg’s Father Passes Away

Losing a loved one is tough, especially when it’s a parent. Matt Mullenweg’s father, Chuck Mullenweg, recently passed away. Matt published a touching tribute on his site that describes the kind of man his father was.

We were in a father / son bowling league. I remember admiring his work ethic so much: he’d get up before dawn every morning and put on a suit, grab his briefcase, and go to work. He often went in on weekends and I loved to go with him because they had ‘fast’ internet at the office and I could read Dilbert and about Babylon 5. He was a voracious reader and learner, and loved tinkering whether it was cars or networking. In the other room I can hear a bitcoin mining rig he set up a few years ago. He was independent minded and unafraid to question the status quo.

My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the Mullenweg family. You can read Chuck’s obituary here.

My First Plugin

Thanks to Binarygary, my first plugin is in the directory. It’s called Hello Admin and with each page load, a lyric from Hello Dolly displays as an admin notice.

Hello Admin in Action
Hello Admin in Action

In all seriousness, the plugin is a joke and a humorous way to bring attention to developers abusing admin notices in WordPress.

Pressware Partners with Evermore

Tom McFarlin announced that his company Pressware, is partnering with Evermore. The partnership allows Pressware to provide its expertise in custom WordPress development and project management to Evermore’s customers.

Four Years of EDD

Pippin Williamson shared the hardships and successes he’s experienced in the last four years managing Easy Digital Downloads.

Today, Easy Digital Downloads is installed on over 50,000 websites, has reached nearly one million downloads, and has grown to a sustainable business that supports the livelihood of an ever-growing team comprised of full time employees and active contractors. I don’t think I ever thought we would be where we are today four years ago.

His post is an honest look at the amount of effort and circumstances beyond revenue that’s involved with running a successful business.

Translation Day Wapuu Posters!

In what is a traditional part of this series, I end each issue by featuring a Wapuu design. For those who don’t know, Wapuu is the unofficial mascot of the WordPress project. The first global translation day takes place on April 24th and to celebrate the occasion, the WordPress Polyglots team has created a series of Wapuu posters.

That’s it for issue eight. If you recently discovered a cool resource or post related to WordPress, please share it with us in the comments.


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