The state of handling custom metadata in WordPress

The state of handling custom metadata in WordPress

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 3.9, "Smith"

WordPress 3.9, “Smith”

WordPress 3.9, “Smith”, has just been released. It is named after James Oscar “Jimmy” Smith. WordPress 3.9 is the hard result of hard work from 267 contributors. The WordPress 3.9 release was led by Andrew Nacin and Co-led by Mike Schroder. I will have Andrew and Mike, plus three additional contributors on a live hangout […]

Recommendations for improving WordPress comments

Recommendations for improving WordPress comments

There are a number of things that concern me in regard to WordPress comments. They are one of those features that I have a love hate relationship with. Comments are great for active, well moderated communities. I genuinely enjoy receiving comments from Post Status readers, where people often add value to the conversation. For many […]

Battling round numbers with WordPress 4.0

Battling round numbers with WordPress 4.0

WordPress 3.9 hasn’t quite reached beta, but many of us are already looking ahead to WordPress 4.0. I know, I know: 4.0 is no more significant than 3.9 or any other major release. It just so happens that WordPress’ twenty-third major release will be labeled 4.0. But we know — even those of us who know […]

Meet WordPress 3.8, Parker

Meet WordPress 3.8, Parker

WordPress 3.8, “Parker”, has just been released. WordPress 3.8 is the result of four months of hard work by 188 core contributors. Named after Charlie Parker, jazz saxophonist and bepob innovator. WordPress 3.8’s development was led by WordPress co-founder, Matt Mullenweg. WordPress 3.8 is the first release cycle ever where all major feature development began […]

Understand WordPress internationalization and translation

Understand WordPress internationalization and translation

Internationalization (i18n) and translation is one of those fuzzy gray areas for many of us in the WordPress community, especially amongst Americans. We’re simply not very accustomed to a multilingual society, therefore we sometimes erroneously don’t think about internationalization of our code and translating our projects to other languages. But WordPress is 20% of all the web, […]

WordPress 3.7 Beta 1

WordPress 3.7 Beta 1

WordPress 3.7 Beta 1 is ready for testing. For such a quick release cycle, there are features in WordPress 3.7 that are going to be big for the platform. Andrew Nacin highlighted a few items in 3.7 Beta 1 that you should know about. The most significant new feature which we’ve known about at least […]

If you’re serious

Matt, If you’re serious about forking b2 I would be interested in contributing. I’m sure there are one or two others in the community who would be too. Mike Little’s fateful comment on Matt Mullenweg’s blog. A short history of Mike Little Late last week, Simon Wheatley sent me a video of his Code For […]