Category: WordPress

  • WordCamp US: FAQ

    WordCamp US: FAQ

    We are just a few days away from WordCamp US! This will be the fourth WordCamp US, and I’m excited to be attending my fourth WordCamp US. To help you know what to expect, here are a few questions and my opinions to go along with them.   Last year I was a rockstar Wapuu.  How […]

  • WordPress at 15

    WordPress at 15

    I came into WordPress like a lot of people: I wanted a blog. I tried blogspot and it was lacking, so I googled around and discovered WordPress.  This was 2007, WordPress 2.2 had just been released. Widgets were the hot new thing. Tags were still a few months away from being added to core. It […]

  • A quick review of Local by Flywheel

    A quick review of Local by Flywheel

    I recently decided to check out Local by Flywheel for local development, and my initial thoughts are that it’s strong for many things, but is far from perfect. In the past, I’ve used MAMP, XAMPP, VVV, and custom docker environments for local development. Each of these has it’s own strengths and weaknesses. Local’s strength is that […]

  • Douglas Crockford could sue the White House

    Recently, the White House switched to using WordPress for whitehouse.gov. While doing so, they deployed the most recent version of WordPress. WordPress 4.9 includes a copy of CodeMirror for an improved experience when it comes to editing code. In order to provide linting of JavaScript ,CodeMirror uses JSHint.  And this is where things get interesting.  […]

  • Random Thoughts on…Six Months of Using Gutenberg

    Random Thoughts on…Six Months of Using Gutenberg

    It's been a little over six months since I wrote my first post in Gutenberg (and it was about Gutenberg). In that time, I've published 18 posts using Gutenberg. It still has ways to go before I think it's going to be great, but it's continuously solving my needs on this site. When I originally posted […]

  • WordPress Core Committer Stats: 2017

    2017 is coming to a close, and unless someone commits something very soon, WordPress Core development is at rest (since we have an API to do that now). This is the third year I've compiled these stats, see the 2016 committer stats for some of the background information. I'm going to share the stats and then share my […]

  • My WCUS 2017 Watchlist

    I didn't make it to nearly as many WordCamp US Sessions as I would have liked. This year was packed full of quality talks.  Rather than leave a bunch of tabs open, I'm going to list out all the talks I hope to watch here. There are more talks that still need to be uploaded, […]

  • Three Years as a WordPress Committer

    Three Years as a WordPress Committer

    Three years ago today, I changed three lines of code in WordPress and did it without someone else signing off.  In fact, I didn't write the code that went into WordPress that day. I've not been a high volume committer in my three years ( I've made 283 total commits), but I have had the […]

  • Gutenberg and Publishers: unconference notes from WordCamp for Publishers

    At WordCamp for Publishers, I hosted an unconference session on "Gutenberg and Publishers". There were forty people overflowing a conference room who worked at agencies, publishers, universities, hosting companies, as freelance developers and writers, and one person who described their affiliation as "I left my backpack at the bar last night and lost my name badge, and […]

  • Random Thoughts on…WordPress?

    I wasn't sure how to title this one. I went to the WordPress NYC "Help Desk" meet-up on Wednesday and learned a lot about things users of WordPress are struggling with.   So I guess in some ways it is random thoughts on me learning more. The biggest thing people struggle with is themes they […]


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