WordPress is exploding in popularity. This is an obvious statement if you look at statistics for sites that use WordPress, but have you thought of what that means to you if you know how to work with the platform? It means you are valuable. And people want to hire you.
Blogging is difficult. Blogging technical content for a technical community, while maintaining quality, is extremely difficult. I think some blogs are getting more criticism than they deserve.
Ben Balter, Daniel Bachhuber, and Aaron Jorbin have released Post Forking, a tool that brings Github-esque collaboration to WordPress post publishing. The game of WordPress post publishing for teams is officially changed forever.
Your RSS subscribers are special. They’ve taken the time to add your site to their feed, because they want to read your content. But not only do they want to read it, they want to be notified whenever you have new posts. You should be thanking them, not limiting what they can view in RSS.
From text editor to version control GUI and browser testing tools, here’s the complete Mac setup I use for WordPress theme development.
It’s time for all commercial WordPress products – both themes and plugins – to enable auto update functionality. Historically, it’s been tough, but now there are tools to help. No more excuses.
I sat in on a Google Hangout today with about 10 other people to discuss how to improve the WordPress plugin repository review process. We discussed how plugins are (or could be) rated, vetted, and promoted on WordPress.org to improve how people find reliable plugins. I highly recommend you check it out.
Here’s a panoramic from the temporary Automattic offices where WordCamp San Francisco 2012 hack day happened. Pretty amazing. Click the image for the attachment view and a larger version (or view it in full glory). I have a lot more to come on my (incredible) first WordCamp SF, but wanted to share this.
So, I promised to be transparent. So I’ve uploaded version pre-pre-pre-alpha of the Happy theme to Github 🙂 This theme is rough right now. I’ve been making changes to my former base theme. Taking things out, Enabling other things. No templates for the general body are doing much. footer.php, header.php, home.php, and of course functions.php […]
I wrote a new plugin that allows users to easily create WordPress post series using blog categories. It’s called Really Simple Series.