A Guided Tour of Calypso, WordPress.com’s Desktop App

If you’ve been reading about Calypso, the new system for managing your WordPress site from Automattic, you may be wondering how it works and what’s different from the familiar WordPress admin screens. Calypso isn’t what you’re used to: it’s entirely written in JavaScript and it interacts with the WordPress.com REST API (which is different from Read more about A Guided Tour of Calypso, WordPress.com’s Desktop App[…]

WordPress Fears: The Little Things That Scare Developers

Developing websites comes with its own unique brand of challenges. Even if you’re very good at what you do, you’re still going to face issues now and then, especially since it’s a client-driven industry. And when those issues arise, it’s likely to send a mini-wave of panic through your body. Though it’s likely you take Read more about WordPress Fears: The Little Things That Scare Developers[…]

10 Super Powers All Successful WordPress Developers Don’t Know They Have

Building websites is sometimes viewed as boring. Developers sit behind their computer screens and clack away until a site is published. We know that’s not true, of course, but the public perception can, at times, sway toward this notion. And I think a lot of that has to do with the fact people don’t see Read more about 10 Super Powers All Successful WordPress Developers Don’t Know They Have[…]

13 Ways to Annoy a WordPress Developer

Having worked for more than 10 years as a web developer, and many of those years specifically with WordPress, I’ve seen (and written) a lot of terrible code… and have accumulated a number of pet peeves along the way. So today, I thought it would be interesting to share and perhaps get a discussion going Read more about 13 Ways to Annoy a WordPress Developer[…]

The 7 Reasons Why WordPress Developers Are Paid Peanuts

Recently I read some research by WP Engine into the hourly rates charged by WordPress freelancers across the United States. I was struck by how little people seem to be earning. It made me wonder whether WordPress freelancers really are earning too little and if so, why. In this post, I’ll try and get behind Read more about The 7 Reasons Why WordPress Developers Are Paid Peanuts[…]