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 […]
What’s one more bit of controversy to drop into the ridiculous and lame archive? ∞
The WordPress.org theme review team (TRT) has been in the WP news a lot lately, right? Despite various tall tales, urban legends, personal attacks, and flavorful language being bandied about, we’re all a group of regular ol’, standard-built humans trying to make sure WordPress users have really awesome stuff. Some of us have different model […]
I’m always excited when WordPress adds a new feature. The first thing I do is try to extend it in some way to do something even more awesome. It doesn’t even matter if I have a particular need for the feature. I’m like a kid in a toy shop, playing around with all the new stuff. I’ve always assumed other devs were the same way, but it has been made clear to me that’s not always the case. ∞
I know what you’re thinking. OMG, not another long, boring list of “influential” people made by a theme author, wagging it while patting some buddies on the back. I’m not going to do that. Those lists are not unique, having little more to offer that the guy who wrote the same post last week. Really. […]
Yesterday, WPMU DEV published an article on WordPress theme frameworks, calling it the ultimate guide to choosing one. I was happy to find that my own Hybrid Core Framework was listed among some great projects. It even garnered some nice scores in the rankings (overall score of 4/5 stars). It’s always nice to see that […]
There has been some talk recently of setting some standards for custom post types in the WordPress community. Actually, this has been an ongoing discussion for a few years. I think I’ve made it clear that I’m a fan of this idea. So, I wanted to present my take on this discussion. I also want […]
Why the Hybrid Media Grabber is an awesome tool for theme authors who want to do cool things with media.
Why WordPress theme authors should adopt template parts instead of inserting hooks throughout their theme templates.
An argument to explain why WordPress theme authors should opt out of creating custom post types and design for plugins.