Justin Tadlock

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.

This morning, I’ve been reviewing JavaScript functions. The entire Mozilla JavaScript guide is a blessing. It’s easy to read with good examples.

About a Girl

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…

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.

In my morning JavaScript JavaScript reading, I’m catching up on arrow functions. The ES6 In Depth: Arrow functions article by Jason Orendorff is a good rundown of how they work.

I’m also still exploring James K Nelson’s tutorial on React’s Most Basics, which runs you through the core of what the React.js framework does without having to understand Babel, JSX, or anything else. Just plain JavaScript.

Blackberry wine: Getting started

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…

Early 2017 homestead

As this year’s spring season gets underway, I’ve already gotten the garden fever. That’s just a given for me after waiting and planning all winter. Here’s a look at some of the homestead so far this…

Vision for the theme directory: Part 1

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…

Settings wrappers for plugins and themes

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…