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  1. 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,…

  2. 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…

  3. 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),…

  4. 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).

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Twitter Tools’ Data Upgrade Process

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    One of the important changes in Twitter Tools 3.0 is the way that tweet data is stored in your WordPress database. Instead of writing that content in a separate database table the tweets are now stored as a custom post type within the posts table. This gives us all sorts of great benefits: it utilizes…

  10. Twitter Tools 3.0.1

    I released Twitter Tools 3.0.1 last night to address all confirmed bugs in version 3.0: Respect timezone offset for new posts from tweets Ensure categories and tags are set properly for new posts from tweets Make enabled/disabled accounts more visually explicit Use proper URL example in help text Want more details? Check out the diff.…

  11. Twitter Tools 3.0 FAQ

    Wherein I attempt to answer some of the more common questions I’ve seen surrounding yesterday’s launch of Twitter Tools 3.0. Why am I forced to use the Social plugin to use Twitter Tools? I assure you, no one is forcing you to do anything. Why is Twitter Tools now dependent on Social? When Twitter moved…

  12. Twitter Tools 3.0

    When I first started posting to Twitter I soon realized that I wanted to keep a copy of that content. Twitter Tools was born shortly thereafter. Since that time Twitter has evolved, WordPress has evolved, and my vision of how best to integrate the two has evolved with them. Twitter Tools 3.0 is a complete…

  13. WordCamp Denver This Weekend

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    If you haven’t already gotten your tickets for WordCamp Denver, there are still a few left. Go grab one now then come back and read the rest of this – it’s only $20 and you get a t-shirt! I’m looking forward to giving my presentation: Core Competency: Things You Might Not Know about How WordPress…

  14. Big “Slash Sanity” Patch Unit Tests

    I was able to finish up1 the unit tests to cover the various “slashing” scenarios that my big patch is intended to address and commit those last night. With these in place, I’m hopeful the patch will be able to land for 3.5. Thanks in advance to anyone who is able to apply the patch…

  15. WordPress “stripslashes” Patch Progress

    The patch I posted about previously to improve the slash handling within WordPress for 3.5 (which fixes some core bugs and fixes tons of developer custom code bugs) is still looking promising. After setting up my unit testing environment a few days back and talking with a colleague to verify the proper approach, I began…