Justin Tadlock

JavaScript templating in the WordPress customizer

In my previous tutorial on building a radio image control in the WordPress customizer, instead of using PHP to output data for the control output, I used JS. Specifically, this used Underscore’s templating engine that’s packaged with WordPress…

Customizer radio image control

In this tutorial, I’ll be writing about a radio image control for the WordPress customizer. This was a request, but I honestly don’t remember who asked for it. Sorry for forgetting. I hope you’re following the blog…

Dug final row of potatoes. Picked 1/2 bucket of snap beans. Prepped the back third of the garden for a new planting. Planted 2.5 lbs of peanuts. Wrote some awesome code for Hybrid Core version 3.0. Now putting the finishing touches on a new WP tutorial.

The theme review team's content creation discussion

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…

The Art of Writing Sensationalist Headlines. I think it’d make for a cool e-book title. I wonder how much I could sell it for.

Multiple checkbox customizer control

This post is part of my ongoing series of helping theme authors out with building customizer fields that they need help with. This request comes from Nilambar Sharma. The specific request was, “Have you developed customizer control for multi checkbox…

My 10th WordPress.org-aversary

Well, today has come and gone by just like any other for the most part. However, I’ve been quietly contemplating the past 10 years of being involved in the WordPress community. It’s been a long, wacky, and exhilarating ride…

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.

The most awesomesauce WordPress theme business

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…

At this point, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised how much hostility and disinformation can be spread by one or two people in the WordPress community. I’ve seen too much of it over the years to expect anything different. It probably shouldn’t surprise me that some people continue to give them an open platform to construct lies and twist truths. I expected better. I expect better.