When getting ready to push a plugin update to the world last Monday, little did I know what the week had in store for me. I had no plans of publishing seven updates over the course of a week. I thought I’d get two or three updates done before I burned myself out wading through […]
A few days ago, a WordPress theme author lamented that all the one-word names were taken. I wanted to refute his assertion by showing some captivating, dazzling, and alluring words were still available. I came across 32 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The English Language in my quest for inspiration. As creators, we have to think beyond mundane keywords like magazine, business, one page, etc. ∞
When Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville premiered, I wasn’t impressed. The show was flat, the jokes didn’t seem to land, and the plot was mediocre. At best, I figured Fox (who is notorious for pulling the plug on good sci-fi) might give this new series a half-season run before shutting down operations. I decided to give […]
In What’s so bad about HTML Comments as structure?, Greg Schoppe explores the problems of using HTML comments instead of an existing standard like JSON in the upcoming Gutenberg editor for WordPress.
Over the past few years, I’ve been studying and attempting to implement various permaculture designs into the home and garden. One of the ideas behind permaculture is to stop fighting nature so much and work with it. Bill Mollison once said, “You don’t have a slug problem; you have a duck deficiency.” I’ve always loved […]
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I’ve now been involved in some form or another with the theme review team at WordPress.org since late 2010. Some of that has been as an author, reviewer, and administrator. I’ve been a part of every aspect of the process. I’ve been frustrated as a theme author. I’ve been worried by code quality as a […]
I’ve seen many methods of retrieving settings in themes and plugins over the years. Everything from an object property buried somewhere I can rarely find to a global variable wrapped by a function set up by a global variable. Suffice it to say, I’ve seen it all. Over time, I’ve developed my own system of […]