The WordPress Voice and Tone Survey: Results

Published 08 Apr, 2014 under Editorial

This survey continues a post from around a month ago discussing the tone and voice of WordPress’s written content, and recommending a community-approved writing style guide.

The post led to a lively discussion about the nature and aims of WordPress content. This survey is an effort to get a sense of what the WordPress community as a whole thinks.

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The WordPress Voice and Tone Survey

Published 25 Mar, 2014 under Editorial

This survey asks what the community as a whole thinks about the nature and aims of WordPress’s written content.

This survey continues a post from two weeks ago discussing the tone and voice of WordPress’s written content, and recommending a community-approved writing style guide.

The post led to a lively discussion about the nature and aims of WordPress content.

Read more →

Why WordPress Core Needs a Writing Style Guide

Published 11 Mar, 2014 under Editorial

Update: We’ve published the results of our survey on the tone of WordPress Core. Please have a look!

Tone is often a subliminal thing. Over months and years, you work with a person, an organization, or a software package, and eventually you notice that it generally makes you feel either happy or bummed out, listened to or scoffed at.

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Five WordPress Features We’re Thankful For

Published 26 Nov, 2013 under Editorial

It’s the week of Thanksgiving here in the USA, and that got us thinking about gratitude, and the things we’re thankful for. One of them is WordPress. It’s easy to take the software for granted, and skip straight to wishing that your social sharing plugin had a way to turn the Twitter bird upside down—or that TinyMCE didn’t eat your HTML markup when you switched to “Visual”—but gratitude for what you do have is a really healthy thing.

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Always Use a Child Theme!

Published 12 Nov, 2013 under Editorial, Theme Customization

One request for help we hear far too frequently in our work at Press Up is: “I pressed an update button, and now my site doesn’t look right.” The cause is usually that people have customized the look-and-feel of their public site without using a child theme.

Just using the theme works fine for them, for a while.

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