The problem of WordPress Developer Certification An introduction to the problem and to a proposed solution

This is not a new topic Peter Schilling sparked off a discussion: http://torquemag.io/2013/12/is-it-time-to-put-the-days-of-the-wild-west-behind-us/ that went on to WP Tavern: https://wptavern.com/should-automattic-create-and-manage-a-wordpress-certification-program In fact, Automattic does offer a kind of training and certification: https://vip.wordpress.com/wordpress-developer-training/ Then there is an excellent set of arguments put forth by Tonya Mork on WP Developers’ Club: https://hub.wpdevelopersclub.com/419/certification-for-wordpress-developers There’s an interesting discussion on this […]

Why do we want Certification? The case for a WordPress Developer Certification

Recall There’s an ongoing discussion about a standard WordPress Developer certification. The opinion seems to be divided with some finding it a great idea while others feeling it is a bad idea. In this post we discuss the case for certification. Certification makes a lot of sense Well, honestly, the idea of a standard WordPress […]

Why is WordPress Developer Certification considered a bad idea The case against a standard certification and alternatives to certification

Recall There’s an ongoing discussion about a standard WordPress Developer certification. In the previous part of this essay, we discussed the case supporting such a certification. In summary, certification makes a ton of practical sense: It can be a great enabler by leveling the playing field and aiding the competitiveness of small and medium players. It […]

Freedom and the Market The right place for WordPress Developer Certification

Recall In the ongoing discussion on certification of WordPress Developers, we discussed that there is a need for validating expertise. Certification or otherwise, validation can be good: It can be a great enabler by leveling the playing field and aiding the competitiveness of small and medium players. It can help businesses choose quality vendors. It […]