Code Quality And Free Plugins

We have these regular discussions on Open Source, the future of WordPress and such. I’ve been discussing the global community aspect and the challenges with the self-made development titles, so let’s take a closer look at the community. Growing WordPress As I’ve said before, I’m all in when it comes to having an Open Source platform […]

On WordPress Talent Shortage

Last week Andy Adams posted a great post – The WordPress Talent Shortage Might Be a Pricing Problem. I hadn’t met Andy before, noticed the post through Brian and Jeffro, but I read it three times and I do agree with a lots of his thoughts and conclusions. I’d like to propose that the shortage of developers […]

WordPress Job Titles and Skills – Where Do We Stand?

Since I’ve started my analytical research on the community, including the client’s side earlier this month, I’ve had plenty of examples within the broad community (all people building WordPress websites) for things that are quite alerting. Problems in Our Ecosystem Some of the encounters include: Contractors taking on assignments that they are obviously not capable of […]

Content Marketing For Business Benefit

One of the things we did at DevriX in 2014 is focusing more on content marketing. Back in 2011-2013 we kept maintaining a 10-page website with no content since we believed that there are way too many sites out there sharing WordPress tutorials or business tips. Wrong. Ever since we started our tutorials section, we kept growing […]

Social Power and Blogging

One of my Bulgarian friends just posted a presentation for her university students and friends here about blogging. One of her slides includes a powerful rephrasing of a famous quote that I love. Blogging and sharing your own thoughts and ideas via social media networks is a powerful way to build your network, reach out to people […]

WordCamp Europe 2015 – Call For Papers

The application form for WordCamp Europe 2015 speakers is now open and the instructions are available here – Apply to speak at WordCamp Europe 2015. WordCamp Europe is one of the largest WordPress events in the world, and gathered over 800 WordPress fans together last year. This year’s host would be Seville, Spain – a […]

Setting The Wrong Example

What I call a “Community Virus” is a fraction of a community that sets a bad example. You know, when you’re a part of the society and there’s a small (or larger) number of people doing bad stuff and are loud and annoying at the same time, and you tend to get embarrassed while shopping near them in […]

Direct Approach vs. Philosophy Culture

When I was in high school, I joined a forum for philosophers. I was an observer, just monitoring the active users discussing different points of view on the same general principle, or cosmic factor. Later on, I started reading different books on personal skills, psychology and communication. The Esoteric Book The most amazing thing I found […]