Essays

Maja Loncar

How the WordPress community contributes to human development

Contributor: Maja Loncar

In the beginning WordPress being an “open-source” platform concept was only an idea by Matt Mullenweg that was supposed to gather people to contribute for free for a greater cause with no guaranteed success. The idea to gather people around a vague and non-profit cause would not have succeeded without the generosity of WordPress pioneers, …

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Elisabeth Klaar

Helping Small Businesses During A Pandemic

Contributor: Elisabeth Klaar

In mid March 2020 it was clear that the coronvirus pandemic was going to have drastic consequences for daily life. Many local shops, market stalls and other food outlets would struggle to keep in touch with their regular customers. It was also worrying that lots of people would be stuck at home with only the …

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Tyler Lau

Embrace Who You Are and Others Will Follow

Contributor: Tyler Lau

Wondering how a university drop out with ADHD and a criminal record found a spot in the WordPress community? Read on to see why it’s often your “faults” that can make you a major asset to any product team. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a knack for spotting an opportunity to …

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Bud Kraus

Finding My Way With WordPress

Contributor: Bud Kraus

Wow, HeroPress! How did I even get here? Why am I even here? I’m hardly a hero after reading so many inspiring stories. Let me tell you mine. I do this with my usual reluctance which I will explain in a bit. The Beginning I got started with WordPress about 10 years ago. I was …

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Alexander Covtun

Thinking Outside the WordPress Box

Contributor: Alexander Covtun

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 …

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Olga Glekler

14 Years’ Detour – Крюк длиной в 14 лет

Contributor: Olga Gleckler

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 …

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Nirav Mehta

Life Stacks Up – From A Small Town Boy To A Geek Entrepreneur

Contributor: Nirav Mehta

A six year old is in deep thought. His gaze stuck on an intricate structure made with wooden sticks – a large rectangular box in the centre, a tall stick, some knitting threads running up and down. All this is arranged in a shelf in a common terrace wall of two middle class Indian homes. …

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