This episode modifies the ICS calendar feeds so that we can accept an author parameter and send only the posts that match the author provided.
Ryan McCue has written an insightful post about caching data in WordPress with the Transients API. Most interesting to me is how he describes expiration in transients as a “maximum age” versus a “guaranteed expiration”. He also makes a worthwhile point about how even when you store transients, it doesn’t mean they won’t be expired…
That was the question on an episode of Woo DevChat with Ebonie Butler, Lisa Canini, Robbie Adair, and Kathy Zant. It’s an interesting to compare their views and experiences with the ones shared by Zach Stepek, Till Krüss, and Carl Alexander while discussing the same question on an earlier episode.
You know what really grinds my gears? Code duplication. And you know where you can find plenty of that? In WordPress themes!
Cristian Antohe has published a pretty nice walkthrough of various user registration plugin options with pros and cons for each. Personally, I use Gravity Forms User Registration module, but it’s nice to see what else is out there.
Jason Coleman describes just why the new WordPress Heartbeat API is beneficial, and gives a sample implementation to help get you started.
It’s a given that you need to know SVN to work with WordPress, but more and more developers are starting to use Git. If you’re just starting out then here is an awesome interactive tutorial on Git branching.