AMP Plugin Release v1.0-RC4

This release of the AMP plugin makes it easier to use your own theme with AMP, and has better notifications in the editor. A recent improvement removes extra style rules, making it easier to use your own theme’s styling in AMP. To test this, please upload this pre-release file to a staging site. Your feedback … Continue reading AMP Plugin Release v1.0-RC4

AMP Plugin Release v1.0-alpha1

This early release, v1.0-alpha1, is a little present to those who’ve been testing, playing and adopting AMP into their WordPress websites: We’ve got even more support for AMP theme support, including support for core themes, a big update to the compatibility tool and extended Gutenberg support! 🎉 It’s still early and we’re not done with … Continue reading AMP Plugin Release v1.0-alpha1

An interview with the Release Leads of WordPress 4.9

WordPress 4.9 hit the shelves last week meaning 29% of the web woke to a nicely wrapped package of code filled with improvements to the way they work with the Customizer, safer and clearer ways to work with code in the admin, and new and upgraded widgets. 🎉 To peek behind the curtain (which is … Continue reading An interview with the Release Leads of WordPress 4.9

Contributing to WordPress Core as a non-developer

What is Core contributing? Contributing to WordPress core as a non-developer can feel a little confusing. After 10 years of benefitting from the efforts of WordPress Core contributors, I was finally able to find a path toward giving back and making a meaningful impact. WordPress is an Open Source project. It’s maintained by folks around … Continue reading Contributing to WordPress Core as a non-developer

Ramping up on WordPress: A quick how-to for Project Managers, Product Owners, and Quality Assurance Analysts

In 2017 “WordPress” can be considered a household name. Everyone from my hairstylist to my grandmother (she’s 94) has heard of it. Spending the better half of a decade working as a Project Manager, Business Analyst, Information Architect and Quality Assurance Analyst for software projects you would think I would have come across a project … Continue reading Ramping up on WordPress: A quick how-to for Project Managers, Product Owners, and Quality Assurance Analysts

Things I’ve learned from my first year working from home

I’ve been working for XWP since late 2015, and this has been my first job where I’ve worked remotely. Going from a job of daily face-to-face interactions in an office to fully remote has been challenging, to say the least. If I’m not intentional about it I can easily go for days on end with … Continue reading Things I’ve learned from my first year working from home

Achieving Higher Quality Sleep

Your quality of sleep is much more important than how much you sleep. In order to feel rested, achieving deep sleep matters more than the amount of time you spend in bed sleeping. Temperature Your temperature is higher during the day, and if you exercise your peak temperature will increase above that. In order to get deep sleep … Continue reading Achieving Higher Quality Sleep