WordPress Archives

  1. Regarding the Envato/WP situation, the solution I like best is to have the community create a better marketplace that respects the GPL.

  2. Reminder: Upgrade to Social 2.7

    If you’re using Social and haven’t yet upgraded to 2.7, make sure to do so before January 15th. The URL endpoint that Social talks to has changed and the old endpoint (used on versions prior to 2.7) will be going away on January 15th. This post is part of the project: Social. View the project…

  3. Using Social and Disqus at the Same Time

    I’ve had a few people ask about how best to use Social and Disqus at the same time. I’ve added an FAQ to the README for the next release: Can I use Social and Disqus at the same time? Both Social and Disqus try to replace the default WordPress comment experience by default. If you…

  4. What image gets passed to Facebook in Social broadcasts?

    Anyone who has developed against Facebook’s API knows that the only constant is change – Facebook is an ever-evolving platform. In Social we’ve made changes a few different times to the way we broadcast links. Our original posting approach was working fine, but as Facebook started rolling out their “Share” feature, it wasn’t available on…

  5. Social 2.7

    Just in time for the holidays I am very pleased to report we have a new version of Social for you (compliments of our good friends at MailChimp and my team at Crowd Favorite). This release as a few changes of note: Points to a new Social proxy URL. The old one will stop working…

  6. WordPress 3.5

    WordPress 3.5 is out. Go grab it, it’s a great upgrade! Congratulations to the core team on a very solid upgrade. Particular kudos to Andrew Nacin and Daryl Koopersmith for their great work in leading the release and overhaul of the media features. We will have compatibility releases of our commercial WordPress products (RAMP, Carrington…

  7. Take RAMP for a Spin

    RAMP demo

    We recently added the ability to take RAMP for a test drive before you buy. On the RAMP page, click that “Demo” button to sign up and we’ll set up both a staging and production WordPress site for you – with RAMP installed and configured on both sites. You can log in, create and upload…

  8. Pressnomics 2012

    The inaugural Pressnomics conference was a definitive success. It was a conference dedicated to the WordCamp hallway conversations I enjoy having with 5-10 people at each (non-San Francisco) WordCamp. A “birds of a feather” conference for those of us who make our living in the WordPress economy. I was honored to be asked to speak,…

  9. Collaborative WordPress Development on GitHub

    Last night I started integrating one of Dougal‘s plugins into a little WordPress-based app I’m building to help me keep track of HR/benefits related requests for my team. Since I’m building the app as a theme, I dropped the plugin into the theme. It worked great, except the path to the CSS file wasn’t correct…

  10. Twitter Tools 3.0 Screencast

    To compliment the screencast I did to demonstrate features of Social, I put together a quick (and very rough) walk through of some of the features of Twitter Tools 3.0. I found a bug there at the end. From my testing it looks like a multi-byte string length calculation bug (the apostrophe in is curly),…

  11. Interviewed on WP Engine Blog →

    I had the pleasure of hanging out with some of the WP Engine guys at WordCamp Denver. I’ve done an interview for their blog, in which I touch on a number of WordPress-related ideas that have been germinating for me over the last few years (in particular an official commercial marketplace and a way of differentiating developers from implementors).

  12. Social 2.6

    Social 2.6 is now available for download! This release was initially intended to handle a smallish set of bug fixes, but then Twitter announced version 1.1 of their API and we figured while we were in there we might as well make all the changes necessary for compatibility. So the good news is that this…

  13. Twitter Tools 3.0.2

    I’ve released Twitter Tools 3.0.2 to address a handful of bugs and add a few customization points: Add aktt_tweet_create_blog_post filter to allow other plugins/code to make programatic decisions about when to create blog posts from tweets Add aktt_tweet_create_blog_post_format filter to allow post format to changed or omitted Properly apply title prefix when creating blog posts…

  14. WordPress Community Summit

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    I’m quite looking forward to the WordPress Community Summit next week. I’m hoping to lobby for a few of my pet core tickets while I’m there, but I’m particularly looking forward to some of the discussion topics and the unconference format. An unconference works great when you have the right people, and this should be…

  15. 2012 WordCamp Denver Presentation

    I just realized I never posted a link to my slides from my WordCamp Denver presentation a few weeks back. You can find them here: Core Competency Navigate: between slides using the LEFT/RIGHT arrow keys “within” a slide using the UP/DOWN arrow keys (red bottom corner indicator) N or ] = jump to next section…