Big news! Github has acquired npm, Inc. the company behind the Node package manager registry. 📦 Github claims npm will “always be available and free.” They will integrate GitHub and npm to “improve the security of the open-source software supply chain.” Sadly, I’m already hearing of layoffs from npm — but that could be related…
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…
A solid post by Geert that provides a correct way to include language files in your plugins as well as a great explanation as to why this approach is best.
Tom McFarlin outlines the tools the 8Bit team uses when developing projects on WordPress. There are a number of good debugging tools and plugins listed here.
Chris Lema has posted a nice tip for automatically changing WooCommerce order status when some orders a product. It’s especially useful in his context, as he sells digital downloads, and there’s no waiting period between processing and completing the order.
A Day of REST is an event devoted to the WordPress REST API. It’ll happen on January 28th 2016, with a follow-on hack day on the 29th, in London. It’s an exciting opportunity for developers to learn how to interact with the new WordPress REST API, and Post Status will be an official partner.