Informal VIP client survey: how do you commit to SVN?

I am currently a single point of failure for getting code from our Github repo to VIP SVN. As such, we (Fusion) are exploring a project to auto-deploy our Github repository to VIP SVN through post-CI middleware. But, before we dive into development, we want to make sure we’ve exhausted all lower-effort options.

How does your code get from Github to VIP SVN? Would you potentially want ot use our project? Please let me know with a comment — thanks!

End of one era, on to the next

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, support, etc. Hopefully they remain independent and aren’t rolled into Jetpack. I’ll contribute as relevant to Human Made projects, but will no longer take an active role with the plugins.

These plugins include:

  • Edit Flow
  • Co-Authors Plus
  • Ad Code Manager
  • P2 Resolved Posts
  • Document Feedback
  • Rewrite Rules Inspector
  • Custom JavaScript Editor

Sometimes what appears to be a curse is actually a blessing in disguise. Human Made has pretty neat products in the works that I’m enjoying applying my creative energy towards. Stay tuned for that. And, on the open source side of things, I’ll have more time to contribute to wp-cli.

To everyone who’s used one of the above: it’s been a pleasure working with you. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to do so again in the future.

Ad Code Manager v0.4: Easier Configuration for Google AdSense and Doubleclick For Publishers Async

Ad Code Manager v0.4: Easier Configuration for Google AdSense and Doubleclick For Publishers Async. By “easier”, I really meant “much easier.”


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 VIP.”

VIP plugin idea: Tips inbox

Quick plugin idea from a conversation with Scott from Grist: use Post By Email available on 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 pitch, indicate that you’re working on the story, or punt it far, far away.

Seems like a fun hack to me.