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The Do’s and Dont’s of Hiring a WordPress Developer

As a blogger, you’re quite a multi-faceted person! Writing, editing, marketing, design – these are all basic skills a successful blogger needs. And as a WordPress user, you probably even have a bit of coding knowledge under your belt as well. Whether you picked up some CSS to change your theme fonts, or learned some PHP to create custom shortcodes or even your own child theme, you know enough to get WordPress to do what you want it to… …most of the time. But if you’ve been blogging long enough, you’re going to come across a roadblock sooner or later. Maybe…


(aXe) Open Source JavaScript Library for Automating Accessibility Testing

In June 2015 Deque, an accessibility consultancy, open sourced aXe, its accessibility rules engine for automated web UI testing. aXe is a compact JavaScript library (~100 KB) that executes automated accessibility tests inside your testing framework or browser. Deque outlined a number of advantages that the aXe library has over previous approaches to automated testing of HTML-based user interfaces: It works on all modern browsers It supports in-memory fixtures, static fixtures, integration tests and iframes of infinite depth It has zero false positives (bugs notwithstanding) It is open source It is actively supported by a major accessibility vendor It is…


Alex King Interviewed by Joshua Strebel 10 Days Before Death

Alex King is Interviewed by Joshua Strebel Just 10 Days Before His Death

In September of 2015, Joshua Strebel, founder of Pagely, announced that Alex King would be one of the speakers at Pressnomics 4, an annual conference devoted to the business aspects of WordPress. Unfortunately, days after the announcement, King passed away from colon cancer. Due to health reasons, King would not have been able to attend the event in person. Instead, Strebel flew to King’s house and recorded a 40 minute bedside interview. In the interview, which is edited beautifully, the duo discuss King’s career, lessons learned managing Crowd Favorite, and if Automattic is the empire, who fills the role of…


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WordPress Plugin Directory No Longer Accepting Frameworks

Today the WordPress plugin review team issued a reminder for what they said is a long-standing, unwritten rule: frameworks are not allowed in the official directory. In a post tiled “Please do not submit frameworks,” Mika Epstein outlined the reason behind the rule: At this time, we are not accepting frameworks as we don’t feel frameworks, boilerplates, and libraries are appropriate for the Plugins Directory. We require that plugins be useful in and of themselves (even if only being a portal to an external service). And while there are many benefits to frameworks and libraries, without plugin dependency support in…