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Ahmad Awais

Ridiculously hard-working Full Stack Web Developer ❯ Regular WordPress Core Contributor ❯ TEDx Speaker ❯ Spends 50% of his time building FOSS (Free & Open Source Software) ❯ WordPress Advocate & Community Evangelist ❯ DevOps fanboy ❯ Cracks silly jokes ❯ Loves his wife (Maedah)!

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WordPress Is Like Your Clothes!

People often wonder, why WordPress gets so many updates so often. Many people I meet who actually consider this a bad thing. Recently, at a meetup, a group of students came up to me, worried sick. They wanted to use WordPress for their software engineering final years’ project. Though, they were not as comfortable with WordPress as [...]

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New WordPress Plugin Repo Surprised Me!

I am a WordPress plugin developer. While I have written many plugins for WordPress and shared them on GitHub, I also host 12 plugins on the WordPress.org/Plugins repository — with more than 400k total downloads. A few days ago the new WordPress plugin repo went live, and I along with many other developers got surprised by that. I was [...]

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WordPress Editor: What Needs To Change!

Matt said the Editor would be more blocks like and Weston suggested the JS Widgets can be a real contender for this kinda thing. I agree with him on that. I think there are many ways we can tackle the editor upgrade. But even before we jump to any kind of conclusions, it is important to review what are we going to improve. You see, things [...]

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Building A New WordPress Editor!

This is going to be an extra short post and I plan to come back to it write more about my plans. Last year in September, I started building a new WordPress Editor. Here’s a gif to get you all excited about it and stuff. New WordPress Editor? Gif or did not happen! Sure! ? Last year in Sep, I started working on a new #WordPress Editor. [...]

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Are You Selling to HUMANS or Robots?

Today, I am going to talk about marketing, but before I do that, I need to make a case for who I am and why you should listen to what I have to say. That is, it's not a post from a developer who's sharing a bunch of tips on how to do it. I used to be a marketer. Wore many hats throughout my career and marketing was one of them.

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