• Karin, Paschi und Jeff besprechen einen Plan, wie sie beim Bouldern (Klettern) vorgehen wollen.

    Bouldering, fine dining and beautiful views: Retreat 2023

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    Our location in the city of Lucerne with the Alps and Lake Lucerne formed the backdrop for our 2-day company retreat, which brought together our team from different parts of…

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  • Ein Gruppenfoto aller Teilnehmenden des WordCamp Deutschland 2023 in Gerolstein

    The first WordCamp Germany

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    After a four-year break, a WordCamp finally took place in Germany again. Karin and I (Dominik) were there to take part in the event and promote WordPress in terms of…

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  • Ein Blick über die Stadt Athen. Blauer Himmel, im Vordergrund Blumen und im Hintergrund ist die Stadt zu sehen.

    A birthday party above the rooftops of Athens

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    Inspired by the community and that we can now meet again at such events, we were full of anticipation for WordCamp Europe (WCEU) in Athens, where we celebrated the 20th…

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  • Ein Schreibtisch mit einem grossen Bildschirm. Ausserdem sind kleine Roboter, eine Tastatur und eine Maus auf dem Tisch zu sehen.

    Building Web Apps with AI: A Designer’s Journey with Chat-GPT

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    In this article, I will not only share the final product, but also take you on an expedition, into the process that shaped it. By sharing my journey, my goal…

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  • Ein liegendes Fahrrad am Strassenrand. Im Hintergrund grüne Wiesen und Bäume.

    345 km apart from all colleagues

    Until half a year ago, I was still working in a “9-to-5” job in an office in Nuremberg. In direct…

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  • Ein Bild von Tuğçe Nur, fotografiert auf unserem Büroareal in Zürich

    New to the team: Tuğçe Nur Taş

    Tuğçe Nur is an organizational talent that has a bird’s-eye view of projects, which allows her to keep them on…

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  • Ein Teil des required Teams, fotografiert etwas oberhalb von Locarno, in der Schweiz.

    Early Christmas in Locarno

    This year, we already met at the beginning of December for Christmas dinner. We decided to get together in the…

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  • Jeff Chi – Our newest team member

    It is with pleasure that I introduce our new team member for our German office. Jeff Chi joined our team…

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  • Eine Wand in den Farben Hellgrün, Grün, Lachs-Pink und Weiss

    The use of WordPress full site editing in a customer project

    WordPress is constantly evolving at an incredible rate. The 5.9 release at the beginning of 2022 brought one of the…

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  • Das required Team bei einem Spaziergang auf der Seepromenade in Luzern

    Team Retreat 2022 in Lucerne

    Our belated annual Christmas dinner took place at the end of February. This year we met in Switzerland to get…

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  • New Year, New Brand

    Just in time for the new year, we have got ourselves a new logo. Certain people will have noticed this…

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  • Fussabdrücke in rauem, dunklem Sand an einem Strand.

    New Swiss Data Protection Act

    A stricter data protection law will apply in Switzerland from the beginning of 2023 at the latest. Therefore, every website…

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  • Karin und Corina in einem Kayak, auf einem Schluss in Issum, einem kleinen Dorf in Deutschland.

    A team retreat off-the-grid

    In August 2021, we planned a retreat in a villa in the countryside of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. With many team…

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  • Ein Bild mit unterschiedlichen Gestaltungselementen, welche bei dem Projekt für Pro Helvetia zum Einsatz kamen.

    A new online magazine about art

    V/A – Various Artists is an online magazine for cultural professionals initiated by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, which…

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  • Ein einzelnes Blatt einer Pflanze in einem Glas. Daneben ein offenes Laptop.

    Energy-efficient Websites

    If the internet were a country, it would have the third largest electricity consumption in the world. In this blogpost…

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  • Das Dorf Grimentz, im Kanton Wallis. Blauer Himmel und verschneite Dächer.

    Team Retreat during a pandemic

    As a remote team, we are extremely dependent on meeting in person from time to time. This proved to be…

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  • Mehrere Buchstaben, wie sie in einer Druckerei zum Einsatz kommen.

    From the Classic- to the Block-Editor
    – why it is worth switching now

    Since the creation of the WordPress Block Editor in 2018, we have been equipping all our customer projects with the…

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    – why it is worth switching now
  • Jazzsänger Billy Eckstine.

    WordPress Version 5.5 “Eckstine” is now available

    The latest version of WordPress, which is called “Eckstine” in honor of jazz singer Billy Eckstine, has been available for…

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  • Corina Schedler in Schweden, sie schaut auf das offene Meer hinaus.

    Corina is required!

    We are happy to welcome Corina in our team! As a frontend developer Corina will support us and our customers…

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  • Ein offener Laptop mit dem Schriftzug "Just Start" auf dem Bildschirm.

    Virtual conventional recruitment

    Almost a year ago, in the article “We Are Hiring – as conventional as it can be” we wrote about…

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  • Eine Klippe, direkt am Meer. Im Hintergrund ist eine Person mit Surfbrett zu sehen.

    Working in a Co-Living Space in Santa Cruz, California

    I was invited to attend a VIP Event at the Santa Cruz Bicycles Factory in Santa Cruz and decided to…

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  • Ein mit Schnee bedecktes Brückengeländer, in welchem das Wort "required" mit dem Finger geschrieben wurde. Im Hintergrund, das Dorf Zermatt.

    New Year’s trip 2020

    To compensate the time apart, we have “Company Retreats”, where we meet as a team at a chosen place to…

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  • CMS – traditional or headless?

    What is the difference between the architecture of a traditional and a headless content management system? How do we deal…

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  • Das required Team auf einem Kiesweg zwischen Bäumen und Sträuchern. Aufgenommen in Schwerin.

    We are required in Berlin

    It has almost become a tradition attending the yearly WordCamp Europe, which we did this year too. We met a…

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  • Do it yourself – the User Testing Toolbox

    The goal with the User Testing Toolbox is to motivate developers and designers to get started with user testing. Even…

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  • Ein geschlossener Laptop auf einem Holztisch

    Working remotely in Basel

    Around the last 10 months I have been visiting and testing different co-working spaces and cafés to find a place…

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  • Mehrere, offene Laptops von oben fotografiert

    We Are Hiring – as conventional as it can be

    We keep our team as small and efficient as possible. But the time has come to extend our team with…

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  • On working from home

    Since we are a remote company, everyone is free to choose wherever they want to work from. In my case,…

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  • Traduttore 3.0

    Traduttore is our open-source WordPress plugin that allows you to host your own WordPress.org-style translation API for your WordPress projects.…

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  • XMAS Trip 2018

    Since we are a distributed team, the Christmas trip is one of the few occasions where we get to spend…

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  • Das required Team in Schwerin, mit einem Bilderrahmen um sie herum. Im Hintergrund ein See.

    Company Retreat 2018

    Because not every team member was able to attend the WordCamp Europe in Serbia this year, we caught up with…

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  • Die Eventhalle des WordCamp Europe 2018 in Belgrad

    Impressions from the WordPress Conference

    After taking place in the capital of France last year, the WordCamp Europe moved east to Belgrade, Serbia. For us…

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  • Improving Our Translation Workflow

    We set out on a mission to reduce the repetitive work involved in managing translations for our custom built themes…

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  • Remote First: Decentralized Working as a Business Strategy

    To meet the future, companies today must rethink and reshape their structures. Working in cafes, co-working spaces, or simply from…

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  • The new WordPress Editor is coming

    At the annual “State of the Word” in 2016, WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg introduced the idea of a completely redesigned…

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  • Ein Laptop mit dem Schriftzug "I am required", ausserdem diverse bunte Post-It Notizzettel

    Strategy Meeting

    A remote team needs to develop itself and should set itself goals to become better, just like any other team.…

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  • Ein offener Laptop auf einem Tisch. Im Hintergrund zu sehen, ist die Aussicht auf die Berge.

    Working from 2252 metres ASL

    Laax has a co-working space on top of the Crap Sogn Gion, 2252 meters above sea level. That’s why I…

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  • Ein Sonnenuntergang

    Working at a tropical co-working space

    This year I ended up deciding to go to South East Asia for three months. As recommended by friends, one…

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  • Why we are a remote team

    Since we’re a remote team, we don’t see each other physically. We would like to share our story of why…

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  • Das required Team in Kopenhagen, auf einer grünen Wiese mit dem Himmel und Sonnenuntergang im Hintergrund

    XMAS Trip 2017

    As we all like visiting new cites, it was very quickly clear what we wanted to do for our XMAS…

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  • WordCamp Bern 2017

    I always thought it would be cool to organize a WordCamp in Bern as it is quite central in Switzerland…

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  • Hello Gutenberg

    At the annual State of the Word in 2016, WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg shared his idea of a completely revamped editor.…

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  • WordPress Community Summit 2017

    While about 2000 people attended WordCamp Europe in France’s capital city, the WordPress Community Summit was a far more intimate…

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  • Photo Shoot in Paris

    At required we have built a remote culture where everyone can live their individual lifestyles and work from wherever on…

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  • WordCamp Europe in Paris

    As a remote team, we use the WordCamp Europe to catch up with each other by combining the conference with…

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  • Work Week & WordCamp Bilbao

    Dominik, Karin, Pascal and Velthy spent a week in Bilbao to get some work done and to attend the local WordCamp…

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  • Dominik Schilling, fotografiert in einem Park, sitzend auf einer Bank

    Dominik Schilling joined required

    It’s with great pleasure that we announce WordPress core developer and former release lead of 4.6, Dominik Schilling joined our German branch as…

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  • On Internationalization and Localization

    Despite being the only WordPress person at a Drupal community event, the WordPress talk was very well received. That’s why I decided…

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  • A quick recap on 2016

    Let’s take a moment to look back at a successful 2016. We had the pleasure to build amazing projects for…

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  • Ulrich Pogson in Japan, fotografiert in einer grossen Menschenmasse

    Ulrich Pogson joined our team as WordPress developer

    We are thrilled to announce that Ulrich Pogson has joined required as a part-time WordPress developer back in August 2016. We met…

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  • The journey of Freshjobs

    I’d like to tell you a story –  the story of how I teamed up with great people to build…

    Read more: The journey of Freshjobs
  • Ein Laptop mit dem Sticker "I am required". Im Vordergrund sind bunte Post-It Notes zu sehen, im Hintergrund schreibt Velthy etwas auf Papier

    A brief history on required and why the + is gone

    The “+” in the name of required stood for an extended network of independent freelancers. However, we decided to establish…

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  • A focus week got us our new (WordPress) website

    We never really found the time to focus on our website and do what we do best: Design and develop…

    Read more: A focus week got us our new (WordPress) website
  • Eine leere Strasse mit Bergen im Hintergrund. Auf der linken Seite ist eine Klippe, auf der rechten sind grosse Gesteinsbrocken und Bäume zu sehen

    The Journey From A Side Project To A Digital Agency

    Karin spoke at the WordCamp conference in Vancouver about our journey from a side project to the agency we are…

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  • Die Worte "Travel the World" als einzelne kleine Holzstücke aus dem Spiel Scrabble

    How to run a Business while travelling the world

    Karin shares our experiences on how to run a business while traveling the world, through her two talks at WordCamp…

    Read more: How to run a Business while travelling the world
  • Ein einzelner oranger Lego-Stein auf einer grossen, blauen Fläche

    A modern take on interactive prototyping

    We take you on a journey of Prototyping, and show you how we at required applied the process of interactive…

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