What’s Coming in WordPress 4.9

As y'all might remember, I'm currently co-leading the release of WordPress 4.9. Since we're winding down toward release, I wanted to take the opportunity to walk through some of the key features of the release. Drafting and scheduling changes in the Customizer In WordPress 4.9, you'll be able toΒ draft your customizations before publishing them, or … Continue reading What’s Coming in WordPress 4.9

Recruiting participants for remote user tests

I recently attended my first remote design sprint at Automattic. It ran over a two week period and Β was attended by fellow designers, developers, data scientists, happiness engineers, and marketers. Together we created two prototypes and tested them out with real customers. I found the experience to be both rewarding and inspiring. We came up … Continue reading Recruiting participants for remote user tests

Building a Site That’s Right for You

Hello everyone! Β I’m Mel Choyce, a product designer on the Apollo team here at Automattic. Apollo is comprised of the Automatticians who contribute full-time to the open source side of WordPress over at WordPress.org. I’m the design co-lead of WordPress’ customization focus for 2017. Prior to joining Apollo to work on this focus, I was … Continue reading Building a Site That’s Right for You