Essays

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 длинной 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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Aniello "Nello" Forlini

WordPress and Customer Support, A Perfect Match

Contributor: Aniello Forlini

My adventure with WordPress started back in the days, circa 2006, when I tried to use WordPress.com in a local area network at the company I was working for at the time. I soon realized WordPress.org was a better fit and began experimenting with setting up multiple sites for different purposes. Fast forward to 2015/2016, …

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Pramod Jodhani

Becoming A Successful WordPress Freelancer In India

Contributor: Pramod Jodhani

The Back Story In the final year of my Engineering degree, my Head of Department summoned my friend and me to his office. Both of us were not the highest scoring students but we were the most active ones. For our major project rather than building just anything, he wanted us to build a PBX …

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Sandy Edwards

History and Future of Kids Heroes in WordPress

Contributor: Sandy Edwards

Kids events are not a new thing in the WordCamp and WordPress event space, however, the number of these events happening around the world are on the rise. Kids events focus on teaching children how to become content creators, creative thinkers, and even business owners. Numerous repeat attendees have morphed their personal blogs into businesses …

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Allie Nimmons

I Am Cookie Dough

Contributor: Allie Nimmons

I was always told I had to go to college. I was “gifted” so learning came easy and I enjoyed it.  From ages 6 to 18, I went to competitive accelerated schools designed to churn out college students. It was a narrow path I’d been set on, without encouragement to explore beyond. Majoring in theater …

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