Some incomplete ideas I've been noodling on that I want to make public. Ultimately, the goal is: the vast majority of WordPress users are excited and should be able to use Gutenberg on day one. Fundamentally, this breaks down into two objectives: Make the end-user experience is so good that WordPress users actively want to […]
It's that time of year again (where my schedule empties out), so I find myself in search of a really hard problem to work on. Some problems that have piqued my interest: Affordable housing. Did you know that affordable housing is defined as paying 30% of income or less on housing? And did you know […]
Pleasantly surprised by this thoughtful UX detail.
One thing I love most about WP-CLI is its Behat-based test suite. In fact, if you consider WP-CLI successful at all, I'd attribute said success to the test suite. Having a great test suite ensures exceptional build quality because: It’s easy to write new tests, which means they actually get written. The tests interface with […]
What if there was a managed WordPress company that got rid of its servers altogether, and focused on helping you achieve the best possible results from any infrastructure on the market? Here’s how it might work: When you sign up for an account, you connect your Google Analytics account, so the service has intelligence about […]
Most WordPress sites likely run Akismet, which comes bundled with every new copy. What they probably don’t know is that, over time, Akismet will cause your wp_commentmeta table to balloon in size. Use wp db size –tables to see the size of all tables: $ wp db size –tables +———————–+——–+ | Name | Size | […]
Adapted from my VIP Workshop presentation last week, which may have been my favorite presentation of all time. It was probably the GIFs.
I’m working on a new project (the kind you wake up at 3 am to hack on). It’s called Bylines, a modern multi-author publishing plugin for WordPress.
MVP is a reincarnation of Co-Authors Plus. From there, I plan to iterate on a feature set relevant to the multi-author publishing workflow.
If this sounds useful to you, sign up to be notified when Bylines is ready for early-access users.
I did a webinar (gag) with Pantheon covering real world examples, writing custom endpoints, and including test coverage. Turned out surprisingly well, if I do say so myself.
Inspiring talk on so many levels. Where to find recurring value: business cycles; ongoing, value-generating costs; highly dynamic environments.