Of course, there’s always the get your hands dirty kind of approach that’s available for anyone. Just jump into cold water, play with things, break them, and learn on the go..
TWPH: If WordPress wasn’t here, what CMS would you be developing for?
Vlad: Probably none 🙂 We would probably have our own kind of platform. But, if I were to have to pick a CMS, Ghost comes to mind, static site builders like Gatsby or Hugo are interesting and on the up-and-up, and we should not forget about Shopify (nice ecosystem, nice developer documentation and thinking, high bar for quality).
TWPH: Have you ever tried Truly Managed Hosting? If you have, what are your thoughts on it? And if you haven't would you like to try it?
Vlad: I haven’t tried it yet. The list with offering and tools that I should try never ceases to increase. I promise to put it in the queue and give it a spin.
TWPH: Given all that you have experienced, given all that you now know and given all that you have learned, if you could pass on only one piece of advice, what would it be?
Vlad: Stick to your values. No matter how things evolve, both in terms of business, ecosystem, teams, marketplaces, and so on, there’s no better landmark than your values. They will guide and help you navigate all kinds of scenarios: from murky waters to more serene landscapes.
If you don’t practice making decisions in alignment with your values, you will feel lost at some point. On the contrary, if you put them at the core of everything you do, listen to your inner-why, and be transparent, the opportunities are quite limitless.
TWPH: Who would you nominate for our next interview? 🙂
Vlad: ThemesKingdom, a fellow, design-focused WordPress theme creator, or Elmastudio.