Tom McFarlin has written a thoughtful article on WordPress shortcodes, and why he generally doesn’t like them as a method for enabling custom content functionality in WordPress. I left my own thoughts in the comments of his post.
Daniel Bachhuber has just published the results of the first WP-CLI user survey. The results should provide some guidance for Daniel and others working on the project, as they shed some light on how people are using WP-CLI, and perhaps some features that may be under-utilized, such as community packages. Predictably, the most common uses cases…
A thorough post about how you can leverage the WordPress 3.5 Media Manager in a widget.
Josh Kadis has written up a summary of his experience at Quartz (an excellent online business news magazine) using WordPress to build a web app. Their considerations for choosing to build their own API versus use Jetpack’s, using the settings API to their advantage, and a few other tidbits were really interesting here.
WordPress Gear is a “compendium” of useful developer tools for working with WordPress. I like what I see. h/t @paul_wp
After interviewing thirteen WordPress developers for a book on getting up and running with WordPress development, I have some key takeaways that I’d like to share with you.
I’ve used local development environments for as long as I can remember. They’ve always been a fluid part of being a developer. The biggest pain point was keeping everything upgraded at all times and switching from one stack to another. In case you didn’t notice, I said ”was”. This is because in the Spring of…