I’m going to make an analogy and it isn’t a perfect one. That’s the thing with the vast majority of analogies. This is an overly long and perhaps unnecessary post to dissuade us from writing or caring about “top” lists of folks in the WordPress community. <rant> WordPress is an army. Our army is made of […]
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.
The debate over plugin dependency has been around WordPress for years. I strongly believe that WordPress core needs a simple plugin dependency API for a healthier WordPress ecosystem. Building plugin dependency into core does more than make something already possible easier. It encourages a mindset for developers to rely on existing, reliable code for use […]
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 […]
So you think this can work? I’d love to start a discussion on this post with issues, concerns, likes, etc. I’m looking for your input.
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 […]
It’s a new year, and a great time to set some New Year’s resolutions as a WordPress developer. Here are some practical tips to up your game working with the WordPress code base.
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 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 […]
Daniel Bachhuber spoke at A Day of REST in London on unlocking the potential of the WordPress REST API at the command line. He’s been integrating WP CLI functionality to utilize functionality brought to WordPress via the REST API.
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 […]
WordPress 4.3, “Billie”, has been released. Billie includes four major user-facing features that most website owners will experience on a semi-regular basis, and many other enhancements, bug fixes, and developer features.
All theme options must now be included in the Customizer for themes submitted to the WordPress theme repository. Custom theme options pages will not be allowed. The change will have implications for authors, reviewers, and users of WordPress themes.
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 […]
This week’s Post Status Draft podcast is hosted by Brian Krogsgard and Joe Hoyle. This week, they talk about using WordPress for complex blogs, websites, and applications.