Introducing the new Pro categoryOct. 29, 2015
As discussed in length previously managewp.org/articles/11009/shall-we-allow-posts-that-are-not-strictly-wordpress-related
we are introducing the new Pro category.
The purpose of this category is to open our reach a little bit without losing our identity as the go-to place for exploring the WordPress ecosystem.
Basically the articles submitted to the new Pro category should answer a simple question: Does this article help a WordPress professional?
This means that the article falls under one of the categories we already have (Development, Security, Business, Community... ) just is not strictly related to WordPress, yet it would have an application in the WordPress (professional) world.
Vova Feldman gave a great example:
"For instance, an article about coding practices in Java is not relevant for MWP. Having said that, a cover of PHP7 upcoming features is very relevant, even if WordPress is not mentioned at all in the post. "
We are going to be super careful and super selective about the content here and I wouldn't be able to do this without the help of two new moderators:
Tom Harrigan managewp.org/members/884/tom-harrigan
and Jason Resnick managewp.org/members/3251/jason-resnick
Tom is the most influential person on managewp.org according to our statistics managewp.org/members so I beleive we will be in good hands.
And finally take a peek at the new Pro category: