Shows how to remove the WordPress admin bar. Then wraps it in a current_user_can check to keep it around for site admins.
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.
Jason Coleman describes just why the new WordPress Heartbeat API is beneficial, and gives a sample implementation to help get you started.
Ever wonder exactly why taxonomy queries are faster than post meta?
You know what really grinds my gears? Code duplication. And you know where you can find plenty of that? In WordPress themes!
Rakhitha Nimesh has done a nice job on wpTuts+ with his introduction to using pluggable functions in WordPress. I personally tend to prefer filters for adding flexibility in my projects, but there are times where a custom pluggable function is just the ticket. Also, a bunch of plugins use them, so it’s good to know…
This is a really nice idea. It’s a coding challenge where you have to audit a plugin for security flaws. A chance to learn more about best practices and getting your code reviewed by core developers.