Some of you may have already read my last post entitled “WordPress 4.2: major update, cool features”. As I went through the various links related to WordPress core developers, I came across some valuable information. WordPress is on Slack. Specifically, the WordPress Core is on Slack! And guess what? You can request to join them there! But I’m not going to make it easy for you. You’ll have to do your own detective work, just like I did. The link to that information resides within my WordPress 4.2 post. I took the initiative to dig deeper within the original source. Now you have to dig deeper here. That’s one of the key elements of becoming a great developer: a hunger for knowledge beyond the superficial surface. Sometimes things even happen to remind you of that! Like (expensive) courses that don’t dig deep, and lead you astray (that happened to me VERY recently). However, if you pay attention, you find that out quickly for yourself, and you learn what “not to do”. That kind of experience and knowledge is even more valuable than always getting things right. If you always “get things right”, what would happen if you got it wrong? There would be no valuable experience to fall back on, and you’d be lost at the wrong moment. However, if you stay true to yourself, and remember that it’s never about seeking popularity or approval from others, you will be the one leading the way. Sometimes that can be hard to take, knowing that others shut you out, take the credit, and you’re “left in the cold”. Never mind about that. Ultimately, they’re the ones left in the cold, or like lemmings, led to deep waters, never to come back!
And LetsBSocial has its own “team” on Slack too!
Note: And btw, my post “The Famous 5 minute local WordPress install for Mac that wasn’t” made it into the “Editorial Assistant by Zemanta” plugin’s stream of related articles. See below!
This article was originally published on the LetsBSocial Singles Community and Support Network Blog.
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