Dee Teal

Actually, WordPress didn’t change my life.

Contributor: Dee Teal

My story starts in high school as a girl with a technical bent, in a small country town just as computers were becoming mainstream but well before they were in everyone’s home. (I was in high school when Apple came to school and showed off this new fangled thing they called a mouse…). We were …

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Marina Pape snuggling a chihuahua.

Uncomfortable doesn’t mean walk away

Contributor: Marina Pape

I am not a developer. Confession? It feels like it sometimes. In my mind’s eye I see a roomful of skittish WordPress marketers with dark-ringed eyes, disclosing the number of times they pretended to understand something technical when it made about as much sense to them as the moon landing. Frustrated they can’t code it …

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Finally SSL!

I’ve been wanting to get SSL on HeroPress for a long time, but couldn’t for a variety of reasons. Well, it’s finally there! That means the HeroPress Widget will finally work properly on sites running SSL, I could someday do a Give campaign, etc. One downside is that it broke our connection to WordPress Planet. …

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Tine Haugen

Conquering My Obstacles To Happiness

Contributor: Tine Haugen

The late great Superman Christopher Reeve once said “a hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway.” What if a hero instead is someone who, because of weakness, doubt or not knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes? To get to the happy …

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Eric Kuznacic

I fell. WordPress helped me up.

Contributor: Eric Kuznacic

As I laid there in a heap on that cliffside, my body broken, bloodied and battered, never once did I think, “This is one of the best things to ever happen to me and will lead me down a path of personal and professional fulfillment.” But that’s what happened, and WordPress is among the biggest …

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Carl Alberto

WordPress Set Me Free

Contributor: Carl Alberto

I’m Carl Alberto, a work-from-home WordPress web developer based in Antipolo, Philippines. I hope my story will inspire people that came from schools that don’t teach too much technical stuff and people that are coming from remote or not highly developed places It won’t be a hindrance in getting a good WordPress related job. Web …

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Kayla Jenkins-Medina

Custom is not Synonymous with Expensive

Contributor: Kayla Jenkins-Medina

My name is Kayla Jenkins-Medina. I’m a mother of two, a wife, a banker, a blogger and a WordPress enthusiast. Do you know what that means? It means I’m a pretty busy woman. MY LIFE AS IS I live in one of the only 2 non-island countries in the Caribbean, Belize. It’s bordered by Mexico …

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The Other Side Of WordPress

Something that’s always bothered me about HeroPress is that it’s just so happy and upbeat all the time. Sure, people talk about some hard things sometimes, but it always ends with everything being better and awesome and happy. I’d like to clarify that it’s not always like that. Sometimes it ends in tears, frustration, and …

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Tamsin Urquhart

The Bumpy Journey of Becoming

Contributor: Tamsin Taylor

‘There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.’  — Leonard Cohen My journey began when I lost my hero. (In truth, I didn’t lose her, she died.) We had come together during dark times. Her husband, my grandfather, passed away painfully when I was five. Around the same time, my parents …

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Vladimir Petkov

Rebirth

Contributor: Vladimir Petkov

I started working with the web 16 years ago (yes, I am that old) because I wanted to make a web page of my IRC channel. IRC was my new hobby and every respectable channel had a site with a list of its members, photos and some texts. I have always had hobbies which arise, …

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