Polyhistoric Man Of The Web

Category: WordPress

  • An alternative splitting algorithm for publishiza

    My friend John built plugin for writing tweet storms in WordPress. I’ve now used it to tweet storm about salary negotiations and WordPress committer stats in 2016. I like it, but I wasn’t super happy with how it split up the the post into individual tweets. It essentially just splits it up so that each tweet is […]

  • User Trust Matters

    User Trust Matters

    Helen Hou-Sandi, in response to someone suggesting a large rewrite in slack wrote this: Your plan as I understand it disregards a couple of core WordPress philosophies/practices: striving for maintenance of backwards-compatibility, and that an X.0 release is no more significant than X.1 or Y.9 (this is closely related to maintaining back-compat, in that something like […]

  • Always Press Publish

    The year is coming to an end and I’ve spent the last 23 days successfully publishing something here each day. It hasn’t been easy. Some days it is as simple as seeing something online and being inspired, others I struggle with an idea all day, but I am guided by a couple principles. Always Press […]

  • 2016 WordPress Committer stats

    I’m sharing these stats with the duel caveat that commits aren’t a great measure of impact and that commits only represent one type of core contribution. When I talk about employers it’s with the caveat that some people change jobs. Also not everyone works on donated time. Now that I have looked at these numbers for […]

  • Video: The WordPress REST API Guide for Non-developers – Petya Raykovska

    We rarely talk about are the challenges presented by the REST API, especially for non-developers, mostly because the only people who talk about the REST API are developers. This talk  provides a short guide to the WordPress REST API from a non-developer perspective: what is it, how it will change WordPress development, combined with some […]

  • WordPress 4.7 downloads: 4 million in 7 days

    WordPress 4.7 downloads: 4 million in 7 days

    I glanced over at the WordPress Download Counter and saw that WordPress 4.7 surpassed Four million since it came out last Tuesday. Five years ago, during the State of the Word, Matt highlighted that WordPress 3.2 had 500,000 downloads in two days.  5 years and 15 releases later, it’s amazing to see the growth of WordPress. In […]

  • A Free WordPress Development course – Part 1

    Want to Learn WordPress?  There is no need to pay for a course that you may not ever finish it. You can level up your WordPress development skills for free. How? By watching some of the really great developers and designers of WordPress and by reading great examples of WordPress code. This isn’t a great […]

  • WordPress contributor continuity and other stats

    I posted a graph of new WordPress contributors per release and Brian Krogsgard had some questions that I decided to look into.  Mostly he wanted to know how well WordPress did at maintaining contributors. So I made some more graphs. In general, past contributions as a predictor of future contributions are pretty consistent across releases. If you […]

  • New WordPress Contributors Per Release (graphed)

    4.4 was an outlier, 4.5 returned to regular levels.  What will 4.6 show?  There are still a few weeks to contribute.

  • grunt-patch-wordpress v0.4.0

    Today I released an update to grunt-patch-wordpress which adds 2 cool features. GitHub URL support. You can now use grunt patch:https://github.com/aaronjorbin/develop.wordpress/pull/3 with any copy of WordPress on GitHub. No longer will you need to download the patch manually. Works for both core and develop mirrors on GitHub. This feature was suggested by Helen 侯-Sandí Upload […]