Tag: random thoughts

  • Random Thoughts on… Travel and WordCamps

    Random Thoughts on… Travel and WordCamps

    While looking at the list of WordCamps that I’ve spoken at, it got me thinking about travel and going to WordCamps away from home. Here are some random thoughts on that matter. In General, I think it’s best for local camps (i.e. not specialized events like WordCamp for Publishers or regional camps like WordCamp US) […]

  • Top 10 posts I didn't publish this decade

    Top 10 posts I didn't publish this decade

    Over the last 10 years, I’ve not published a lot. By that I mean I’ve started drafting a post 198 times and left it in purgatory. I also have 4 that have sat for over a decade. Some of those are things I’m working on, but the vast majority of those will never see the […]

  • Random Thoughts On…Product Engineering

    Random Thoughts On…Product Engineering

    For the past 5.5 years, I've been a part of the product engineering leadership at a couple of organizations. While I'm not sure if these ideas translate to client services, I know that they have all been valuable to me as I work long term building products and brands. It's important to periodically reevaluate your […]

  • 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 […]

  • Gutenberg is far from done

    This is going to hopefully be a quick rant (famous last words). If you haven’t been following along, Gutenberg is a project to replace the editor in WordPress with something more modern. There have been 7 beta releases thus far, but in many ways, pieces are still in experimentation mode. The process has been open: […]

  • Random Thoughts on Gutenberg

    Gutenberg is being developed as the next generation WordPress editor. I made my first contribution earlier today. Nothing big, but something that will hopefully help people test it.  The contribution process was 💯, but for end users, that’s not the important thing. What is important is the actual editor. I’ve seen talk that Gutenberg is […]

  • Random thoughts on one month of daily publishing

    Random thoughts on one month of daily publishing

    On December 9th I published Random Thoughts on Selecting Speakers for conferences. I didn’t realize it then, but I was on my way to a streak of daily publishing. Here are some random thoughts and stats about the experience: Always Press Publish, which I thought was going to be a throwaway New Years Eve post ended […]

  • Best of Random Thoughts 2016

    Best of Random Thoughts 2016

    I like to publish my random thoughts on varius subjects.  I published 8 collections of them this year on a number of different subjects.  Here are my favorite ones from each of those 8. Thoughts on the PHP 5.6 support timeline We have to remember that the vast majority of end users and site owners don’t know […]

  • 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 […]