This morning, I had the honor to talk with Pippin Williamson about WordPress plugins, code, and the WordPress plugin ecosystem for WordSesh, an online WordPress conference. We had a great chat, and Pippin brought a ton of knowledge from his perspective as a professional WordPress plugin developer. I brought the perspective of a client centric developer that uses a lot of plugins.
We talked about extensibility, structure, best practices, updates, support, documentation, and more. You can check it out below:
WordSesh has been awesome in general. The conference is still happening. It’s running 24 hours straight, completely online. We had over 200 people in chat while we talked, which was fantastic.
I also spent about fifteen minutes talking with Coen Jacobs and Scott Basgaard, from WooThemes, in their talk on WooCommerce. It was very nice of them to invite me to give my perspective on WooCommerce.
I’m honored to have been asked to do an interview with Code Poet. Code Poet is a great resource for eBooks and other things. Their interview series is also fantastic. I was extremely excited to be asked by them to do an interview, and I hope you enjoy it. They did a really thorough job of researching personal questions to ask me, so I was able to go into much more depth than I have before. Some of the questions really made me think about things I haven’t thought of before!
Just over a month ago, I launched Post Status. Post Status is essentially a WordPress news and information link blog, with a little extra flavor. The first month has been full of excitement, surprise, some disappointment, and a lot of fun. I like to be as open as possible, so I’m going to tell you everything on my mind about my little side project.
I was a guest just a little while ago on the Little Web Show with Justin Seeley. Justin is a staff member at Lynda.com, probably the top training website in the world. He’s also a valuable member in the WordPress community. We talked about the web, and WordPress. Specifically, we stuck to an education themed discussion. I referenced a few things, including this post I wrote on WP Realm about a simplified WordPress dashboard, and my new project Post Status, which I desperately need to blog about here in full.
Give it a listen!
Image via Yuri’s post
I recently came across a great read from Yuri Victor, the user experience director for the Washington Post. According to Yuri, their first experiment with WordPress was with Ezra Klein’s Wonkblog (a great blog, by the way). He loved WordPress, so they started rolling it out to a bunch of their other blogs.
It’s encouraging to see such a great testimonial from such a huge news provider. It’s especially great to hear how quickly they’ve been able to innovate and iterate in their organization, which I imagine might have been quite hard in the past with other systems.
This is a perfect post to keep around to show a potential newsy, or multi-author client that is nervous about moving to WordPress from a proprietary system. I personally worked on the new WeldBham.com, and they also love WordPress. So from multi-national to local news outlets, it’s safe to say WordPress is rocking it. It’s simply a great tool for publishing content.
h/t: Aaron Jorbin