Category: WordPress

  • Storytime: WooThemes Playground

    It’s been a minute since I last worked on Woo products, but being part of Automattic I still keep track of what Woo is working on. It’s really great to see offering test sites in a sandboxed environment again! It’s such a useful feature, and I think it’ll help drive folks to use Woo […]

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  • Magnificent Seven

    I recently hit the 7 year mark of working for Automattic since they acquired WooThemes/WooCommerce in 2015. It’s been a fun ride so far, and I’ve experienced a lot of highs and very few lows. Part of this journey was moving from South Africa to the USA this year, and I brought a few sentimental […]

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  • WordPress and Code Generation

    As WordPress pushes forward in the Full Site Editing era, it’s inevitable that it becomes even more seen as a “no-code” or “low code” tool. And as with every iteration of WordPress core, the community innovates around this and comes up with some new ideas. One of those ideas centers on code generation of Block […]

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  • Fifteen Years of WordPress Themes

    Class of 2001 – that’s when I finished high school. WordPress didn’t exist yet, I was about to start my Computer Science degree at UCT, and some major world events had just occurred. I spent the following 5 years studying at UCT, switching from Computer Science to Information Systems, and became proficient in Java, C#, […]

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  • Theming Future

    It’s really cool to see how the future of WordPress themes is progressing. I’ve been quite blessed to have been working directly on some of the themes shared in the video below. My team at Automattic has done some pretty spectacular work over the past year, as well as the teams working on Gutenberg and […]

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  • Leadership: Being a Buffer

    Some thoughts on being a buffer while leading a team.

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  • A not so routine, routine!

    I recently wrote about my remote routines and there’s a line in there that is quite appropriate for this week 🙂 Just take it day by day and make adjustments as you see fit. So, with our governments recent changes to our lockdown levels, they have required teachers to start going back to work, even […]

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  • Remote Routines

    Let’s talk about morning routines for a few minutes in the life of a remote worker. I’m someone who benefits greatly from structure. I do though perform really well under pressure, and I’m usually open to change, but I definitely feel I’m at my best when it comes to my work when I’m following a […]

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  • My First WooTrip

    My First WooTrip

    There are some things about my time at Woo that I remember vividly; the many heated Fifa games, the conversation where we decided how to get WooCommerce launched (for another post), as well as the one time that Adii came up to me in the office and asked me “would you like to go snowboarding?” […]

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  • In-ten-se


    Ten years can feel like a long time. But when so much happens in that time, it can feel like it flew past like you just drank your morning coffee! This month, ten years ago I joined Woo. Ten. Years. Ago… I’ve been reflecting on that the last few days and I’m feeling very grateful. […]

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