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Solving plugin dependency

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Brian Krogsgard

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…

A creative approach for scalable API endpoints

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Brian Krogsgard

This is definitely on the more technical side, but Thomas Griffin shares his approach to creating a more scalable approach for creating custom endpoints for consumable web APIs. As WordPress continues to evolve into an application platform, it is being…

The WordPress REST API

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Brian Krogsgard
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.

Listen & Watch

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Brian Krogsgard

Ah, Friday. If you're slacking a bit, or just looking for some good stuff to listen to or watch this weekend, let me help. Here are some of the best things I've seen this week: A look at WordPress performance…

The ABCs of the web

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Brian Krogsgard
We like to say it's easy to build a website, and to build it on top of WordPress. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. But for just about anyone, it can be intimidating when you're just digging in. You've got to learn your ABCs before you can tell a great story. On the web -- especially as it gets more complicated -- there's a lot to learn to build and maintain a modern website.

Matt Mullenweg’s 2014 State of the Word

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Brian Krogsgard
"Oh, my name is Matt Mullenweg by the way. Nice to meet you." After the WordPress co-founder welcomed the largest WordCamp San Francisco audience ever, he introduced himself and began this year's State of the Word -- the annual talk where…

Schedule photos in bulk with Postbot, but why stop there?

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Brian Krogsgard
Automattic has released an interesting new tool, called Postbot. Postbot is a webapp, at Postbot.co, which allows WordPress.com authenticated users to upload photos in bulk and schedule them as posts. There is, of course, a fun little gif. Once I…

A Backbone.js powered starter WordPress theme

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Brian Krogsgard
Tareq Hasan has begun development on a Backbone powered single page application starter theme for WordPress. It uses the JSON REST API plugin as backend. A number of features are left to integrate, but if you're interested in learning more…

Creating a JSON REST API for WordPress

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Brian Krogsgard
Sarah Gooding talked with Ryan McCue on WP Tavern about his Google Summer of Code project to build a JSON REST API for WordPress. This is a great project, and Ryan is the perfect person to lead it, in my…

Dave Pell on building the NextDraft platform

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Brian Krogsgard
If you don't already follow NextDraft, then this is your lucky day. NextDraft is a newsletter -- or a column really -- from Dave Pell that contains "the day's most fascinating news." And it is great. NextDraft is the only…
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