The pocket notebook, and capturing creative ideas

The pocket notebook, and capturing creative ideas → Alex on his little notebook. I carry around a little notebook for recording ideas, and – this sounds a bit odd but go with it – it’s totally changed the way I approach ideas, and being creative. Like most readers, I’m sure, I have lots of ideas! They […]

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Sarah Drasner on Learning to Learn

Sarah Drasner on Learning to Learn → This is one of those articles that I’m linking 50% for its substance (which I regard as good but too brief) and 50% for covering and important topic. Specifically, how to manage and think about self-education. A lot, probably most, web developers I know and readers of WPShout I’ve […]

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Identifying the Stakeholders of WordPress

Identifying the Stakeholders of WordPress → The WordPress Governance Project working out who we are. The WordPress Governance Project is trying to explore and influence the governance of WordPress and the open web, and it’s issued some new research. This identifies the stakeholders involved in the WordPress project, and does so with the aim of better […]

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Sucuri’s 2018 Hacked Website Report

Sucuri’s 2018 Hacked Website Report → When putting together WordPress Security with Confidence, one of the best sources about actual WordPress site comprises was the Sucuri hacked website report. While a lot of WordPress security content (including my own) is informed by a small number of real and important first-hand exposures to WordPress security issues, in […]

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The Future of WordPress (2019)

The Future of WordPress (2019) → “Expert roundup” on what’s next. I hesitated a little on linking this, as it’s obviously mostly trying to target search engines, and some of the analysis is a little soft: “The future of WordPress is awesome!” But there are also some interesting voices and takes on WordPress and Gutenberg, with […]

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Paths to Learning Web Development

Paths to Learning Web Development → Back in November I set aside this article from my friend Jeremy Ward about how to learn web development. I finally got to reading it and quite liked it. So I thought I’d share it with you. I liked that Jeremy started off with something I think about to little. […]

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How behavioural economics helped me kick my smartphone addiction

How behavioural economics helped me kick my smartphone addiction → “The occasional convenience [of your phone] comes at the cost of developing a compulsive urge to monitor your messages constantly.” Cal Newport’s new book Digital Minimalism has been making the rounds recently, and I very much look forward to reading it. A key theme is something […]

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Roald Dahl interview and short film – Pebble Mill at One 1982

Roald Dahl interview and short film – Pebble Mill at One 1982 → The children’s author on his writing process and habits. This is a fantastic interview with the famous children’s author Roald Dahl, in which he talks about his life, his work, and his process. The video is from 1982 but it’s remarkable how similar […]

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Make WordPress Page Cache Plugins Fly on Nginx

Make WordPress Page Cache Plugins Fly on Nginx → This was a great little read about server performance matters from Ashley Rich over at Delicious Brains. While I think most WordPress users (and even most WordPress developers) don’t really need to be expert server administrators, at least delving into the topics from time-to-time is super valuable […]

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Hello, WP!

Hello, WP! → Fantastic NPR-style podcast from WPMU DEV. I can highly recommend this podcast, which does something totally different to all the WordPress podcasts you’ve heard before. The show follows co-host’s Micah’s journey as a new user of WordPress through a series of stories and interviews. There are five episodes live now, and it’s really […]

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