Sarah am a self described “information sponge” who loves learning and teaching!
Michele: What do you do in the WordPress ecosystem?
Sarah: WooCommerce Support (AKA I am a WooCommerce Wizard)
Michele: How did you get involved with WordPress?
Sarah: I was first introduced to WordPress by my Mom, who started using it when she was looking for a new blogging platform. From there I started using WordPress, tinkering with themes, and then started attending WordCamps – and I’ve been using it ever since!
Michele: Please tell me one story of someone who has inspired you within the WordPress Community?
Sarah: Not just one person, but a group – at WordCamp US in November, there was a panel with Dina Butcher, Ema DeRosia, Emily Lema, Sophia DeRosia, Olivia Bisset and Natalie Bourn on the future of WordPress. It was an awesome panel and I was so inspired by everything they talked about – it really made me realize that we need to be pushing for the next generation to be using WordPress.
Michele: What does the Open Source Community mean to you?
Sarah: The open source community to me is about collaboration. It’s amazing that all of these people all over the world can just contribute to the same project, to make their own and other’s lives better
Michele: Please name some of your favorite plugins.
Sarah: WooCommerce, WooCommerce Subscriptions, AutomateWoo, WP Crontrol, Contact Form 7, WP Mail Logging, WP Staging, Say What?
Michele: Do you have a favorite theme or framework you like to use?
Sarah: The HTML5 Blank framework is one I use if I need to use a framework. For themes, I really like Twenty Nineteen, Twenty Sixteen and Storefront
Michele: If you could change one thing in WordPress, what would it be?
Sarah: I would probably add more customization options for themes – there are a lot of people out there who want to get started with a site, but don’t want to learn how to code CSS just to make simple font/colour changes on their site. It could be nice to add some more options there!
Michele: What is your most memorable WordPress moment?
Sarah: There are a lot of them, but I think it’s a toss up between attending my first WordCamp in Montreal in 2010, or getting my first job working with WordPress in 2017. Both were awesome!
Michele: What is one piece of advice you would give to someone just getting started with WordPress?
Sarah: Don’t give up! Everyone in the community is very helpful.
Michele: What do you think is in store for the future of WordPress?
Sarah: I think we are going to be seeing a lot more blocks in our future 🙂
Michele: Just for fun, share one memory that makes you proud to be a part of the WordPress Community.
Sarah: The thing that makes me most proud to be in the WordPress community is the people. I have genuine friends I have made through WordPress, and it really goes to show how special this community is!
You can find Sarah Rennick at SarahRennick.net
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