Term meta is one of the most requested developer features for WordPress. When architecting a site’s data, most of us have likely had a desire for term meta to add additional text fields, term images, term ordering, or some other data not in the current schema. WordPress 4.3 included the “third leg” of the taxonomy roadmap, […]
John James Jacoby has released two plugins that make managing more advanced taxonomy use cases simpler. WP Term Order and WP Term Meta do exactly what you’d think, and they do it well. If either of these features make it to core — and I hope they do — then John’s implementation is a good […]
Term meta has been committed to core in changeset 34529. This is a hugely anticipated change, and will excited a whole lot of developers. I’ve covered term meta a good bit the last several weeks, so I’ll spare the justifications. Instead, I’m sharing the commit message! It actually does a great job on telling us […]
Justin Tadlock has a classic Justin Tadlock tutorial. I loved these back in the day. I learned the fundamentals of using CPTs, taxonomies, widgets, and more from Justin. If you read one thing this weekend, make it his latest tutorial on using the new term meta capabilities. I’m going to walk you through building a […]
WordPress 4.3 completed the three-release process of eliminated shared terms, and it marked an important step to allow future term feature development and API simplification. Today, Boone Gorges expertly and simply (two things that are hard to combine) explained how that is so and what is now possible. This means that, by the time WordPress […]
This week’s Post Status Draft podcast is hosted by Brian Krogsgard and Brad Williams. We talk about the WordPress core development process and term meta.
WordPress 4.4, “Clifford”, has been released. Clifford includes infrastructure for the WordPress REST API, taxonomy and comment improvements, as well as the new Twenty Sixteen default theme, the ability to embed posts anywhere, and much more.
The REST API is a hot topic of conversation right now. I spent 3,000 words verbalizing my opinion on it, but there is a lot of good stuff that smart folks have written about the API and its current state. I want to collect some of these and summarize the positions. As you Post Status […]
WordPress has a table for handling metadata of posts. Quite simply, it’s a good place to store “stuff” that relates to a post, but doesn’t belong in one of the standard parts of the posts table. Metadata can be nearly anything. And it can be displayed however a theme wants to display it. You can […]
WordPress 4.6, “Pepper”, has been released with shiny plugin management, system fonts, link syntax checking, resource hints, and more. This release post includes a special episode of the podcast.
There are a few roadmaps and active core components that are worth keeping an eye on right now. I figured I’d just lump them together: Preparing your plugins and client sites for term meta Term meta basically got a “clear to go” message in today’s dev chat. That is awesome, and now it’s important that […]
With Ryan McCue leading off the day at A Day of REST, we were able to learn about the history of web APIs, APIs within WordPress, and where the WordPress REST API fits in.
Post formats were introduced in WordPress 3.1. They were, and still are, little more than an organizational feature that allows themes to support ten custom content formats such as asides, links, quotes, video, and audio. They are just a taxonomy — similar to categories and tags — and are restricted to whatever the active theme […]
Two themes were released in the last few days by a couple of theme shops I hugely respect: Bailey by The Theme Foundry (above) and Designer by Array (below). Both themes are for portfolio websites, and both themes use a custom post type for the portfolio. What’s interesting, is that both themes are offering support […]
There are a few use cases where WordPress’s equation of users with authors can create a lot of problems. A common example is any site where multiple authors need to be credited for a single post. Usually, authors who actually own and control posts in WordPress are not what you want for an online newspaper […]
Not all of these are new, but they are new to me. Here are several interesting plugins I’ve discovered recently: The Mozilla web apps team has released a free plugin called Offline Content that uses the Service Workers API and browser’s Cache API to allow your users to access — as the name indicates — […]