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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…

14 Years’ Detour – Крюк длиной в 14 лет

14 Years’ Detour – Крюк длиной в 14 лет

Это эссе также доступно на русском языке Knowing what you want isn’t enough. At the age of fifteen, I was told to hurry up with my professional education, if I don’t get a free place at university no one will pay for me. Last one was obvious and not because of money. I didn’t know…

How The WordPress Community Helped Me Face My Fears And Do It Anyway

How The WordPress Community Helped Me Face My Fears And Do It Anyway

Your comfort zone is a muscle. If you don’t stretch it, it will shrink. It still feels unreal. Two days ago, I was standing on a stage, sharing my expertise. And not just any stage. One of the stages of WordCamp Europe 2019 in Berlin. A conference with over 3200 registrants, over 2700 attendees. A…

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….

Make It Better, Give It Back

Make It Better, Give It Back

Recently, technology entrepreneur Anil Dash tweeted the following question: Who is a person (not counting family) that opened doors for you in your career when they didn’t have to? Anytime is a good time to show gratitude! If you need a pick-me-up, go and read through the replies and threads that start with Anil’s question….