How WordPress evolves without breaking everything

This is a great flash talk by Andrew Nacin, where he discusses the decision making process for evolving WordPress while maintaining backward compatibility. Included are some explanations of the struggles with terms, term meta, and more. This was part of an event at The New York Times, where Scott Taylor also did an interesting talk.

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 […]

The theme directory disconnect

The theme directory disconnect

In many ways, the WordPress theme directory is an invaluable resource — for theme developers to have access to put their work out there in the wild for a huge audience, and for users to have a relatively safe way to browse thousands of themes they can use on their websites for free. The notion […]

Renewed push for WordPress REST API content endpoints

There’s a renewed push going on right now to try and get what is being termed “content endpoints” into WordPress core with the 4.7 release — which is being led by Helen Hou-Sandí of 10up. In the first core development meeting of the 4.7 cycle, Helen proposed a series of things that would need to […]

A new "Get WordPress" landing page is in the works

A new “Get WordPress” landing page is in the works

A couple of months ago, Mark Uraine described the thinking behind what is now likely to be a new landing page at WordPress.org/get: For quite a while now, the meta team has been interested in improving the download and mobile pages on WordPress.org. Unofficially, we’ve been referring to this as the “Get WordPress” project. A small […]

Hybrid Core 3.0 makes sweeping changes

Hybrid Core 3.0, released today by Justin Tadlock, makes some big changes to the popular drop-in theme framework. Justin has never been afraid to release new stuff in Hybrid Core, and he’s not afraid to take stuff out either. Many of the things he’s built for his users and his themes have made their way […]

How to avoid getting scammed by an SEO

How to avoid getting scammed by an SEO

I didn’t get into SEO because I thought it was a way to get rich. In fact, I sort of learned about it against my will, but I stuck with it because I enjoy helping people. Let me give you a little context. Before I started FAT Media, I was a freelancer. I built a couple […]