Welcoming Ashish Ingle, our Video Wrangler He will help us in raising the quality of our video content

Ashish is a fun guy to hang with and does really fun impressions of Sachin Tendulkar and Sunny Deol. You may have met him at a WordCamp. He’s going to help us produce great quality shows and video content with his technical production and editing skills. As part of our engagement, Ashish and I are […]

Buy Cool BaapWP Swag and support this website Right now there are T-shirts but there'll be more stuff launching soon

Over the weekend, we built a little swag store over at paintcollar. We released two T-shirts with graphics that I’ve personally designed for BaapWP. There’s no brand name or anything except the minimal graphic. I wanted to make sure that these tees can be worn without feeling like you’re promoting BaapWP as a brand. So, […]

BaapWP has moved to a new home on MilesWeb’s servers MilesWeb is our hosting sponsor

The backstory A couple of days ago, I approached a couple of hosting providers who have supported the WordPress community’s growth in the past for a little favour. I’m teaching a WordPress module in a Digital Marketing course being conducted by Indian Institute of Digital Education in Mumbai. I asked around to see if someone […]

Deliberate constraints for effectiveness of the roadmap Setting some boundaries, that's all

Why place limits? How many chapatis can you eat in one meal? I can have four. If you give me ten, I might somehow get myself to stuff them. What if you gave me fifty? Learning is pretty much like that. There’s no limit to the number of things that you could learn. However, I […]

The constraints to the roadmap to WordPress Engineering for Freelancers Defining additional constraints for the problem space

In the last post, I listed the kind of constraints for this roadmap. I discussed the circumstantial constraints present in an agency. In this post, we’ll continue that discussion into the constraints faced by freelancers Constraints on freelancers All said and done for full time professionals (like experienced employees in an agency), the time spent […]

The constraints for the roadmap to WordPress Engineering in an Agency environment Defining the constraints of the problem space

The types of constraints for this Roadmap Circumstantial There are two kinds of constraints I’d like to discuss in this series. The first kind is circumstantial and external to the learning process and often out of your control. They act like barriers to learning. The circumstances for this roadmap will be different for different kinds […]

The goal of this roadmap How is WordPress Engineering different from everything else?

Who is an Engineer? I mentioned at the beginning of this series that what I mean & understand by WordPress Engineer is different from what I understand by WordPress Developer. To-may-toh, to-mah-to? Not really. In my eyes, there’s a clear distinction and it’s not based on one’s ability to code. So, I’m really not interested […]

Who is a beginner for this roadmap? Understanding & getting to the beginning state

In my experience and understanding, it’s not the amount of PHP or Javascript you know or how many complex algorithms have you implemented. I have worked with developers that have years of experience with WordPress. They have built dozens of themes and plugins in their career. They know exactly how the template-hierarchy works and what […]

Sponsor the BaapWP Show Support the sustainability and growth of the only desi WordPress talk show

The BaapWP Show is a series of simple conversations with individuals fromĀ the WordPress community, within 20 minutes: The topics and people are selected based on their relevance to the Indian WordPress community. The conversation is mostly in English but natural and hence will be peppered with Hinglish and other Indian languages. The language and attitude […]

42: Or, the key skill needed for everything An introduction to Problem Solving

The main skill required to achieve proficiency and even mastery is problem solving. In India, when you hire WordPress developers, you often hire people with some development background and then you train them (or provide a self-learning roadmap like this one) to become a WordPress developer.So, to make a hiring decision, some peopleĀ ask a logical […]