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With over 1000 posts, about WordPress, technology, servers, and ethics, you can teach yourself anything.

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Content is posted irregularly. Code is written and reviewed daily. Mika can often be found speaking internationally.

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Mika Ariela “Ipstenu” Epstein

Working for DreamHost as a full stack WordPress developer on DreamPress and managing the WordPress.org Plugin Review Team, Mika helps make the internet safer for everyone. When she's not writing her own code, she's helping WordPress developers write something better.

The cofounder of LezWatch.TV, the greatest database of queer characters and shows, she develops software and trawls queer representation on television to make the data visible.

Passionate about code, open source technology, open data, and mindful development practices, Mika may watch a lot of TV but it's for a good cause. You can find Mika traveling internationally to speak about the intersection of software, fandom, and humanism.

A lot of people like to say thank you for the time I volunteer in WordPress, the things I do, and just being me. People like that helped me change my career trajectory and move to California.

It may not be classy, but you can buy me a coffee.

Latest Blog Posts

Saving Theme Data to a File

Including HTML content from WordPress when it’s not your post content but your theme settings can be done! It’s just a mess.

On Behavior and Respect

Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself. The friction tends to arise when the two are not the same. There is no more hollow feeling than to stand with your honor shattered at your feet while soaring public reputation wraps you in rewards. That’s soul destroying. The other way around is merely very, very irritating.