Ahmad Awais



WordPress Is Like Your Clothes!

Ahmad AwaisAhmad Awais

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 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 😉. I told them what I am going to tell you now. WordPress is like your clothes. When you buy clothes, you never think about you’ll have to wash them later. You inherently know that clothes — any kind of them — 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! There’s birth and there’s death, and in-between there’s maintenance. It’s our flawed nature, we want to build — but nobody wants to do maintenance.

Though, following folks, do just that — maintenance.

And there are many others :)

Founder & CEO at Langbase.com · Ex VP DevRel Rapid · Google Developers Advisory Board (gDAB) founding member. 🧑‍💻 AI/ML/DevTools Angel InvestorAI/ML Advisory Board member San Francisco, DevNetwork

🎩 Award-winning Open Source Engineer & Dev Advocate 🦊 Google Developers Expert Web DevRel 🚀 NASA Mars Ingenuity Helicopter mission code contributor 🏆 8th GitHub Stars Award recipient with 3x GitHub Stars Award (Listed as GitHub's #1 JavaScript trending developer).

🌳 Node.js foundation Community Committee Outreach Lead, Member Linux Foundation, OpenAPI Business Governing Board, and DigitalOcean Navigator. 📟 Teaching thousands of developers Node.js CLI Automation (100 videos · 22 Projects) & VSCode.pro course. Over 142 Million views, 22 yrs Blogging, 56K developers learning, 200+ FOSS.

✌️ Author of various open-source dev-tools and software libraries utilized by millions of developers worldwide WordPress Core Developer 📣 TEDx Speaker with 100+ international talks.

As quoted by: Satya Nadella · CEO of Microsoft — Awais is an awesome example for developers.
🙌 Leading developers and publishing technical content for over a decade 💜 Loves his wife (Maedah) ❯ Read more about Ahmad Awais.

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