WordPress Archives

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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.

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Social 2.9.1

    We’ve released version 2.9.1 of Social; a WordPress plugin from MailChimp that gives you these great features: broadcasting your posts to Facebook and Twitter allows commenters on your site to log in with Facebook or Twitter allows comments on your site to be broadcast to Facebook or Twitter pulls in reactions from Facebook and Twitter…

  8. WordPress Turns 10

    It’s been quite a ride over the last decade and it will be fun to see what the next 10 years have in store. Check out the anniversary posts from WordPress co-founders Mike Little and Matt Mullenweg.

  9. Capsule Hotkeys and Background Queue

    It’s been very gratifying to see people continuing to discover Capsule this week, and seeing it resonate with them. This was typed into the demo earlier today: This software is an example of a thing that everyone wants but doesn’t exist until a great idea suddenly comes and voila! it appears! There are a couple…

  10. Capsule Reaction and My Usage

    Quite simply, the reaction to Capsule has far exceeded my hopes. I’m thrilled. As Capsule is a product in a nascent category, my biggest concern was that people wouldn’t immediately see the benefits it could provide. That clearly has not been the case. Capsule appears to be a solution to a problem people (at least…

  11. Capsule, The Developer’s Code Journal

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    I’m very pleased today to announce the release of Capsule, the developer’s code journal. Capsule replaces the scratch document you have open when you’re coding. Instead of throwing away those notes, code snippets, API responses, ad-hoc todo lists, and outlines, Capsule creates an archive of your development artifacts. Capsule is a free, Open Source (GPL)…

  12. Scared Straight

    I woke up to a bit of a scare when some of my alexking.org Gmail accounts were unable to log in to Gmail. I was afraid the accounts had been compromised and the passwords changed. I had secure passwords, but had been lazy about turning on 2-factor authentication for several of them – that’s all…

  13. Any icon artists out there interested in creating an application icon for a free (GPL) WordPress-based app that @crowdfavorite is working on?

  14. Backward Compatible WP Heartbeat API Usage

    I wanted to utilize the WP 3.6 heartbeat API in an app I’m working on. I also wanted to include this feature before WordPress 3.6 officially shipped, so that meant it had to be compatible with WordPress 3.5.x as well. Turns out, it’s really easy. The heartbeat API looks excellent. View the code on Gist.