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Whether you manage WordPress plugins, themes, or a service, a key component to keeping users happy is communication. Users and especially paying customers want to know what’s going on. Going an extended period of time without communicating leads to doubt, a feeling of abandonment, and speculation. Communicating is not hard (more…)

WordPress Contributor Rian Rietveld Wins Heroes of Accessibility Award

The 31st Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference was held in San Diego, California, last week. Every year thousands of attendees gather to share knowledge and best practices for technology that removes barriers for people with disabilities. This year Rian Rietveld was recognized by Knowbility.org for her accessibility (more…)

HeroPress Publishes Essays From 18 Countries in its First Year

HeroPress.com, where inspirational essays are published each week from people across the world is one year old. In a post celebrating the milestone, Topher DeRosia highlights some of the site’s accomplishments throughout 2015. Authors from eighteen countries have published essays including, Lebanon, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, and more. There are (more…)

Add Child Theme Support to Any WordPress Theme

If you’re a developer, you may take for granted how easy it is for you to create a child theme for storing customizations separate from the parent theme. This one seemingly simple task can pose a significant hurdle for your average WordPress user. Without understanding the best practice of creating (more…)

Take the Mental Health in Tech 2016 Survey

Ed Finkler is on a mission to raise mental health awareness in the tech community with his Open Source Mental Illness (OSMI) campaign. In 2013 Finkler started speaking at conferences and gathering information on mental health in the tech workplace. His goal is to provide resources and documentation that companies (more…)

Get Your Widgets Ready for WordPress 4.5

WordPress 4.5 is right around the corner with the first release candidate now available for download. It includes 49 changes from the last beta – improvements to the new custom logo feature, a minor update to jQuery, updates to inline documentation, and fixes for various small bugs. The upcoming release (more…)