Author: Topher DeRosia

Pull Quote: Be a pillar of support for your community.

Keeping Community Alive

In the last year or so I’ve been a lot more involved with the business side of WordPress than the community side. The business side isn’t nearly as loving and supportive as the community side, and some of that is out of necessity. Business is business, and people need to eat. The problem comes when …

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Changes Coming To HeroPress

Over the last few months, I’ve been having some deep talks with my HeroPress partner about what the future of HeroPress looks like. We came up with some changes that feel deeply satisfying. Changes we think should help HeroPress, help readers, and help us as content producers. So here we go. Financial Changes At various …

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A New Sponsor: rtCamp

This last week you may have noticed a new sponsor for the essay. rtCamp is testing a new model for me, sponsoring a single essay, as opposed to the recurring model we’ve been using. It worked well enough that we have a different sponsor already for next week, which I’ll introduce then. rtCamp has been …

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HeroPress Logo laid over icons of contributors

Accepting Donations

Over the years people have occasionally said, “You should have a donation form; I’d like to help support HeroPress”. Recently a particularly deep conversation convinced me that allowing people to take part financially is a different, broader way for others to contribute to HeroPress. Since HeroPress doesn’t exist without its contributors, I consulted them first …

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HeroPress logo on a grey brick wall

HeroPress Downloads

Did you know that HeroPress has stuff you can download?  For a while now we’ve had a plugin available, but this evening I posted some cool wallpapers.  I made them about a year ago, but had them only on my personal site. Now they’re available on this site as well. I’m interested to know if …

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