John James Jacoby has been the main source of (unofficial) information about the removal of active install statistical tracking for plugins in the WordPress.org repository. On Friday, he provided more technical details on the WPwatercooler podcast.
Manton Reece and Brent Simmons developed JSON Feed, a pragmatic syndication format like RSS and Atom without the XML. Their JSON Feed WP plugin adds a /feed/json URL to your WordPress site.
Denis Žoljom, a WordPress core contributor and plugin author, shares his experience creating a decoupled (“headless”) WordPress site. Denis covers the advantages and disadvantages of the decoupled approach when you are setting up a site and using the WordPress REST API. He also shows how to build a plugin that fetches the JSON data from your…
Ryan McCue and Gary Pendergast have differing viewpoints on plugin dependency and how to solve it (or whether to solve it at all). Watching them debate is music to my ears. From Ryan: Software is invariably never built in isolation (“no man is an island”), so they are naturally drawn to using external libraries. Extending an…
Devin Price relates his experience launching an extension in the WooCommerce Marketplace, and he shares some initial sales numbers. Devin’s conclusion: “I have a few additional extension ideas but am hesitant about investing the time until I see how this first one does.”