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WordPress Is Like Your Clothes!

Ahmad AwaisAhmad Awais

People often wonder, why WordPress gets so many updates so often.Β 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 many of us are.

They had many questions, but one of them, in particular, was which platform or CMS should use. As you might have guessed, I recommended them to use WordPress.

One of them said man WordPress needs to be updated a lot. That makes us uncomfortable. What if an update breaks our code?

I chuckled a bit πŸ˜‰. I told them what I am going to tell you now. WordPress is like your clothes. When you buy clothes, you neverΒ think about you’ll have to wash them later. You inherently know that clothes β€” any kind of them β€” are going to need some form of maintenance.

WordPress is just like that. You need to take care of it. It’s free but not perpetual!Β There’s birth and there’s death, and in-between there’s maintenance. It’s our flawed nature, we want to build β€” but nobody wants to do maintenance.

Though, following folks, do just that β€” maintenance.

And there are many others :)

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πŸ“Ÿ Edutainer at Node.js CLI Automation course (100 videos Β· 22 Projects) & VSCode.pro course (over 26K devs). 🎩 Award-winning Open Source Engineer & Dev Advocate 🦊 Google Developers Expert Web DevRel πŸš€ Mars Ingenuity Helicopter code contributor πŸ† 8th GitHub Stars Award recipient 🌳 Node.js foundation Community Committee Outreach Lead, Member Linux Foundation, OpenAPI Business Governing Board, and DigitalOcean Navigator.

✌️ Author of various open-source dev-tools and software libraries used by millions of developers worldwide ⓦ WordPress Core Developer πŸ“£ TEDx Speaker with 100+ international talks.

πŸ”₯ Satya Nadella Β· CEO of Microsoft, said β€” Awais is an awesome example for developers.
πŸ™Œ Leading developers and publishing technical content for over a decade πŸ’œ Loves his wife (Maedah) ❯ Read more about Ahmad Awais.

πŸ‘‹β€¦ Awais is mostly active on Twitter @MrAhmadAwais

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    Bothers me massive that the shown engine won’t run due to a missing belt :D