We’ve been working on a new project at RebelCode called EDD Bookings, a bookings extension for Easy Digital Downloads; a WordPress e-commerce system. Well, there’s already an existing version of it, but we’re rewriting it from scratch. That’s been going on for around 9 months now. It started with looking into what was wrong with the old version, gathering user feedback, building on use-cases, doing competitor research, team discussions, and much more. It continued into dev-related discussions on how the plugin should be structured, then…Continue Reading “We’re edging closer!”

This week I joined Donnacha MacGloinn as guest hosts on the Mastermind.FM podcast. We took over from James and Jean for this week to discuss some hot topics; the Gutenberg Editor, WooCommerce and the Future of WordPress. It was an interesting experience and one I’d definitely want to do again. If you can’t tell from the podcast itself, I was quite nervous to put my voice and my opinions out there. Hopefully, it went well enough for people to want to listen to it. I…Continue Reading “First Experience On a Podcast”

The 13th of August 2014 was the first time I got involved publicly in the WordPress community. The first ever post I put together was a review of the X theme on WP Mayor, and it can be found here. I can’t believe that was three years ago. I still remember writing that post, the research I did for it; everything. And to think, I’ve since written and published a total of 149 articles for WP Mayor. The time has just flown by. Although a…Continue Reading “3 Years Since Joining the WordPress Community – Thank You”

I haven’t posted for a while, and this is one of the main reasons why. I’ve been trying to think about too many things at once. Even though work is moving forward all the time, it’s become counter-productive to focus on many things at once. I’ve been dealing with it for a while, and it’s getting more time-consuming than ever as projects grow and develop. How do I choose what to work on next when I’m working on multiple projects, each at different stages? I’m…Continue Reading “How do you choose what to work on next?”

Yoga and I never really went hand in hand, and we’re still not exactly a perfect match. Yet during some mornings or evenings I find myself doing some form of it before I get to work or go to bed. I’m no expert (probably not even at the novice stage yet), but that doesn’t mean I can’t give it a go. My technique is far from average and I’ve fallen over more times than I can count, yet I still try do 15-20 minutes a few times…Continue Reading “Yoga? Me?”

The terms support engineer, happiness engineer, support team member and many more all refer to the same thing – someone who is there to help you out with any issues you’re encountering with a product, be it physical or digital. My first introduction to the world of WordPress plugin development came from support. I started working with WordPress as a content writer on a part time basis, as a freelancer. From there, I joined our plugin support team to handle basic, non-dev related questions. That led to…Continue Reading “Why working as a support engineer made me a better person”