WordPress Archives

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. RAMP 1.2 and a RAMP Post ID Meta Conversion Plugin

    We released an update to RAMP yesterday to address a compatibility issue introduced in WordPress 3.5.2 as well as adding support for the post locking feature that will be arriving in WordPress 3.6 and addressing a few other issues. This is a recommended upgrade for all customers. We also released the RAMP Post ID Meta…

  4. Introducing Ruby gems: Capistrano-WP and Steps →

    Capistrano-WP is a Ruby gem containing recipes for deploying, rolling back, and maintaining remote WordPress installations with Capistrano.

    We’ve been investing quite a bit in our internal tools over the last year or so. It is awesome to be able to spin up a project locally, with good data, in minutes. It’s even cooler when you can run a simple command to update the staging environment, make updates to the master database or pull down the latest master database.

    People frequently ask if RAMP can push plugin and theme changes as part of it’s deployment process. The reason we’ve focused solely on making RAMP a WordPress content migration tool is because there are already so many good tools for code deployment.

    I’m very pleased we got our wrapper to the point it was ready for public release. Need help with getting a good deployment strategy in place for WordPress? We can help.

  5. GitHub Activity WordPress Plugin

    I wanted to better expose stuff I’m doing on GitHub that I may not be actvely blogging about1, so I decided to pull in my GitHub activity feed and show it in the Projects page sidebar. I created a WordPress plugin for this that includes a shortcode and sidebar widget. I’ve submitted it to WordPress.org,…

  6. My Content-Powered Projects Page

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    As alluded to earlier, I’ve cleaned up my projects page which is now powered by a new taxonomy, custom post type and the content I’ve generated here over the last decade plus. Turns out, I’ve generated quite a few projects. I’m not completely done creating and managing the content, but I’m pretty happy with the…

  7. Reorganizing

    One thing I’ve learned by publishing on this site for the last decade: the presentation needs of your site will change as your content grows. The thing that’s been bugging me most over the last few months is how poorly my projects page reflects the projects I’m actually working on. I’ve decided to try to…

  8. FavePersonal 1.3

    We’ve released an update to FavePersonal. In this release we’ve: implemented new archive views for image and video post formats updated Facebook posting so that images and videos are sent in a more “native” format to Facebook cleaned up spacing between posts on mobile devices changed our color set provider to ColourLovers fixed a number…

  9. Social 2.9.2

    We’ve pushed out an update to Social (version 2.9.2) with a couple of minor enhancements and bug fixes, as well as some new translations (French and Italian). This post is part of the project: Social. View the project timeline for more context on this post.

  10. Capsule 1.1

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    I’m very pleased to announce the release of Capsule v1.1 (and Capsule Server v1.1). In this release we added some pretty handy features along with addressing the usual array of 1.0-related issues. The download and an online demo are available on the Crowd Favorite website. Some of the highlights in the new version include: A…

  11. Customer vs. Product Support

    How to best provide support for the software you create is an interesting point of deliberation. I’ve gone through various stages and iterations, all different as circumstances have evolved, but all driven by the same question: How can I create the best experience for the user in a way that is sustainable? On a podcast…

  12. Twitter Tools 3.0.4: Twitter v1.1 API Compatibility

    I’ve released Twitter Tools version 3.0.4 which now uses the Twitter v1.1 API. Since Twitter has turned off the 1.0 API, this is pretty much a “must upgrade” situation. If Twitter Tools has been active for you over the last few days, you’ll need to do a little cleanup: enable the Tweet admin screens delete…