Building a WordPress-powered web app. Fun read from Quartz’s Josh Kadis.
Automattic has claimed ownership of the plugins I worked on during my employment. As such, the VIP team and others will be taking responsibility for their continued development, maintenance, WordPress.org support, etc. Hopefully they remain independent and aren’t rolled into Jetpack. I’ll contribute as relevant… Continue reading →
Ad Code Manager v0.4: Easier Configuration for Google AdSense and Doubleclick For Publishers Async. By “easier”, I really meant “much easier.”
The Dream Internship: Work at Automattic (Summer 2013). Pitch us what you’d like to get paid to work on for 8-10 weeks. Applications due by April 15th.
Idea for the WordPress.com VIP ElasticSearch add-on: ability to pass arbitrary documents with external URLs to be included in the index. (ref)
Why Metro chose WordPress VIP for their CMS and front end. Best part of this project: writing the importer only took an hour thanks to wp-cli.
Ran twenty miles this morning, the last long one before the marathon two weeks from now. The first half involved running down to the waterfront and doing a few loops — it felt great. The second half became increasingly more difficult because I ignored Leah’s advice to fuel early and often. Lesson learned.
Quartz also launched this morning. It’s the bleeding-edge of what’s being built on top of WordPress. I’m excited to see how the application continues to evolve and, being a long-time Economist reader, doubly excited to become an active reader. Quartz brings new meaning to the phrase “Powered by WordPress.com VIP.”
Quick plugin idea from a conversation with Scott from Grist: use Post By Email available on WordPress.com to funnel press releases, story ideas, etc. into the dashboard. Upon importing, these would be saved to a custom post type that allows you to comment on the… Continue reading →
We ate chocolate, we drank wine, we flew helicopter over Assisi.