I contributed to WPCandy for about two years. I hope Ryan gets it back in full swing. I'm not surprised people are asking questions though.
Daniel Bachhuber’s blog post on open Source, and why “you’re doing it wrong” continues to espouse his views on contributing to open source and what it means for your profitability as a developer. “If you think open source is building your business on semi-abandoned or poorly-maintained public code, you’re doing it wrong.” He thinks there’s a better way,…
The WordPress project, software, and community are equally important. They all play a role in ensuring growth, progress, and success. A sizeable economy of users, builders, and business owners depends on it. That’s why staying informed is vital. And so much of the reporting and learning opportunities come from unofficial sources. We need more people within the WordPress community who are interested in writing and more places to amplify their voices.
These plugins are quite handy for someone that makes websites for clients. Most of these are in my default setup, but I hadn’t seen Content Aware Sidebars before, so I’ll need to check it out.
Nathan Barry discusses the benefits of simple “realignments” in website design versus (potentially) unnecessary full redesigns. That’s something I’ve heard a lot: if something isn’t good enough, it’s time to redo it. Sometimes that’s necessary, but more often you should use the foundation you already have to get closer to perfect. James didn’t need a…
What’s the future for solo WordPress plugin developer-entrepreneurs? How can young people start careers in WordPress?
I wrote a shell script that creates a new WordPress install in MAMP (directory, database, and security keys) based on your input into the prompts and sends you to wp-admin/install.php upon completion. I use it for every project and put it up on GitHub for others to use or fork.