WordPress Archives

  1. More on The Value of Blogging

    Matt recently wrote about the value of blogging. I’d been working on some notes in this area as well, but from a different approach. The part of blogging I find particularly interesting and valuable is the format it provides to be thoughtful about things. Notice something. Think about it. Write about it. The process of…

  2. Fixing Broken Social Twitter Avatars

    Social Twitter Avatar Fix

    If you’ve been using Social for a while like I have, you might also be seeing broken images in the comments area of your old posts. I did a little digging into this and discovered that this is related to how Twitter handles user avatars. When Twitter returns a user object, they include the URL…

  3. Twitter Tools v3.1 →

    Yay, an update to Twitter Tools! This should fix the “not auto-updating since upgrading Social to version 2.10 (or 2.11)” problem and adds a couple little goodies.

    I’m primarily posting these types of updates over on the Crowd Favorite blog now, so be sure to subscribe over there. You can also or follow Crowd Favorite on Twitter or Like us on Facebook to get updates.

    This post is part of the project: Twitter Tools. View the project timeline for more context on this post.

  4. Ghost and Accidental Messaging

    Ghost Copyright

    I investigate pretty much every new publishing system that comes out. I’m eager to see what features they think are important, and see what might spark new ideas for my own site. I got my invite to try Ghost a short time ago. I put up a test post, and was a shocked by what…

  5. Will 2014 Be the Year of WordPress Tuck-ins and Roll-ups? →

    Most WordPress businesses are very young (Crowd Favorite was one of, if not the first in 2007). As these businesses mature and realize what is needed of them to take the next steps, consolidation often looks like a saner route than continuing to build. Especially for technical founders that aren’t as interested in managing the necessary business infrastructure (I count myself in this group).

    This post is part of the thread: Crowd Favorite – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.

  6. Spam Comment Generator Script

    Someone recently posted the entire contents of their SPAM comment generator script into my comments; I assume by mistake. It’s pretty interesting to look at. It appears that each line is a different comment with replacement clauses that would be randomly selected. View the code on Gist.

  7. The Making of Rands in Repose

    I’ve put up a detailed post on the Crowd Favorite blog that outlines the approach, process and execution phases of our redesign of Rands in Repose (and conversion of the site from Moveable Type to WordPress). We’re putting a bunch of good content up on the Crowd Favorite blog these days. There are already a…

  8. UX Panel at WordCamp Denver

    I will be moderating a panel on user experience at WordCamp Denver this weekend. I hope to see you there. If you’ve got ideas for topics you’d like to see us cover, please post them in the comments. I can’t promise we’ll cover them all, but it’s always nice to know we’re touching on topics…

  9. Drafts Dropdown and MP6

    If you’re using my Drafts Dropdown plugin and the MP6 admin UI plugin, you probably want to grab the latest from this feature branch. This updates Drafts Dropdown’s styling to better match the styling in MP6. This post is part of the project: Drafts Dropdown. View the project timeline for more context on this post.

  10. WordPress 3.6 Contributor T-shirts

    WP 3.6 Contributor

    I distributed t-shirts to the members of my team that got patches in for WordPress 3.6 in our monthly team meeting today. We do this for each major release to encourage involvement in the community and to help continually build a better WordPress.

  11. WordCamp SF 2013

    I had a great time, as usual, at WordCamp SF. It’s a pleasure to connect and reconnect with people in person. I had the privilege of participating on a panel discussion that was pretty well received. The video isn’t quite up on WordPress.tv yet, but I’ll post when it is. I was flattered to have…

  12. My Biggest Take-Aways from WordCamp San Francisco 2013 →

    My biggest take-aways from WordCamp San Francisco 2013 were:

    • 2 water bottles
    • 4 t-shirts
    • 10 stickers
    • 2 pair of sunglasses

    …but seriously, the sessions I attended were great and I was able to see the direction that the WordPress project and community are headed. All while having some serious (and fun) discussions (with beverages).

    I only got a single t-shirt and water bottle (thanks Nick!), and a couple of pairs of sunglasses that my daughter’s stuffed animals are enjoying.

    A definite +1 from me on the evolution of development best practices and growth in the project leadership. I expect WordPress development will look a lot different (for the better) at WordCamp SF 2014.