PHP turned 26! 🎂 On June 8, 1995, Danish-Canadian programmer Rasmus Lerdorf introduced the PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor 1.0 scripting language on Usenet‘s comp.infosystems.www.authoring.cgi. Rasmus’s announcement (now in Google Groups) is still online.
According to the Polygots Make blog, WordPress is used all over the world and in many different languages. To put that in perspective, more than a third of existing WordPress installations are non-English and in his keynote at WordCamp Seattle, core developer Andrew Nacin mentioned that only 5-10% of the world speaks English. At AudioTheme,…
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.
What if WordPress, growing as an operating system for the web, spawns distributions and spins, like Linux? What do nine years of Jetpack teach us about Automattic and WordPress — the project and the dot-com? Rethinking how we think about SaaS, hosting, and the WordPress ecosystem…
The WordPress REST API is a huge initiative and feature plugin being developed for the core WordPress project. But it can be a bit confusing if you don’t know much about it yet. Let’s discuss what this project is, why it’s important, and how to get involved.
Tumblr shares some statistics after their move to PHP 7. Almost immediately they saw their latency drop by half and the CPU load on the servers decrease “at least 50%.” I like their very short but true summary at the end of the post: “PHP 7 is pretty rad!”
WordPress Multisite is a great feature of WordPress. But it’s not always the right feature.