Marc Benzakein

16 Little Things That Grew Into Big Things (My Life in a Bunch of Words)

Contributor: Marc Benzakein

I suppose I’ve always had the “entrepreneurial spirit.” My first taste of being in business likely occurred prior to this, but the first time I *remember* really enjoying building my own business was in the fifth grade. Little Thing #1 For Christmas, I had gotten a new handheld electronic game. I suspect that most readers …

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You'll be happiest when you define success by the number of lives you touch for the better.

Defining Success

When I first started HeroPress I assumed we’d get at least 1000 page views per day. How many WordPress developers are there in the world? Tens of thousands? Hundreds of thousands? What about bloggers? Users? Millions of them? Surely even a tiny tiny fraction of that would make for thousands of page views, right? I’m …

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Amy Lane

How WordPress (literally) turned me into a brand new person

Contributor: Amy Lane

In the beginning… I’ve always been a geek. When I was in the third grade, I wanted to grow up to be an Egyptologist (or maybe a Marine Biologist; I changed my mind often). My dad built custom computers for a living, and early on, he taught me how to build and wire a computer …

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Madalin Milea

How to Learn WordPress Without Doing It on Your Own

Contributor: Madalin Milea

Wait, what? Okay, the headline might be a bit confusing, but bear with me. It all makes sense, I promise. Let’s start somewhere else, though. Hi, I’m Madalin Milea, and I am a technology professional based out of Rennes, France. I’m self-employed, a WordPress enthusiast, collaborating with CodeinWP (one of the top blogs about WordPress), …

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Topher DeRosia

Making Family

Contributor: Topher DeRosia

It’s not uncommon for me to ask someone to write a HeroPress essay and have them respond with “Why me? I’m not really on the periphery of anything. WordPress didn’t really help me overcome any hardship”. Almost every time I help them realize what an impact WordPress has made on their life, and how it …

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Erica Franz

WordPress, Where I Found What I Didn’t Know I Was Missing

Contributor: Erica Franz

Backstory My grandparents used to have a photograph that showed me as a child, just old enough to start walking; and in it I was trying to climb onto this little cement horse sculpture they had in their yard. For as long as I can recall I’ve always had an interest in horses, and it …

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Ana Segota

My Road to WordPress

Contributor: Ana Segota

What do you want to do for living? Depending on where you stand in life, this question can either be the most easiest or an incredibly tough one to answer. When you are ten or fifteen this question is exciting and it has the power to open a whole box of wishes and dreams that …

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Maedah Batool

The Making of a WordPress Journalist

Contributor: Maedah Batool

I went from being an Electrical Engineer to a WordPress Journalist cum Researcher. I review products, provide WordPress support and handle technical documentations. Here’s my story. October 27th, 2010 — The day my passion became my paycheck, and I was hopeful and excited about trying out something I always wanted to do i.e. to blog! …

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Vlad Olaru

You Really Have No Excuse

Contributor: Vlad Olaru

Topher really dropped it on me with this article. There I was happily mumbling away about philosophy and life lessons (with regards to our experience at PixelGrade) when he said: “I’d love a message from you to other Romanians about what a business around WordPress can do for them”. I kept on mumbling anyway (it’s …

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Ed Finkler

How WordPress Taught Me To Be a Better Developer

Contributor: Ed Finkler

I might seem like a curious choice to write a post at HeroPress. I haven’t done any WP dev since around 2.0. I’ve done some work here and there setting up a couple WP installs since, but it’s been years since I was on a first-name basis with the code of WP. After having written …

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