This week: WordPress 5.8, the story of Marieke van de Rakt, WPMRR podcast, pirate plugins, and much more.
Milana Cap is a freelance WordPress/PHP engineer at Toptal, WordPress Documentation Team representative and Documentation Focus Lead for WordPress 5.8 release cycle.
She helped organise some of the largest WordPress conferences, WordCamp Europe 2018 and 2019, with focus on Contributor Days.
Easily bribed with dark chocolate and a nice piece of bacon.
Starting something new is very difficult today. Useful advice and tools are rare and it’s hard to focus on what’s really important in this vast stream of information found in your browser.
One of my great crushes and something I’m lucky enough to work on every day are all sorts of APIs integrations; from, to and through WordPress and beyond. Recently I came across this little tool that might be useful to anyone starting with integrations and help understand the structure of HTTP requests.
Another thing I enjoy very much is public speaking. It’s terrifying and rewarding at the same time, and reminds me a bit of the days when I was performing music as a classical musician. This website helped me a lot in the beginning and I’m sure everyone, beginners and experienced speakers, will find some great tips there.
Full Site Editing is slowly entering WordPress core and if you haven’t tried it yet this is a good place to start learning about it. Needless to say, if you find something’s missing or out of date in the docs, be a good Open Sourcerer and report it. Hell, go wild and fix it!
What is amazing about Scrimba is the way the platform works where you follow tutorials with interactive code editor. As soon as you start editing code the video will pause and you can run and save your edited code. When you resume the video the code will get back to where it was before pausing. If that’s not a mind blowing way to learn, I don’t know what is.