Justin Tadlock

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.

Customizer: How to save image (media) data

A couple of weeks ago, the WordPress.org Theme Review Team (TRT) announced that we’d be requiring theme options to go through the customizer rather than custom settings screens. I wrote the post explaining the details of our settings…

A new chapter in my life

Updated: Yes, this was an April Fool’s prank! It has to be at least slightly believable to fool you, right? Also, I wanted to make sure Jeff at WP Tavern had a really hard time figuring out what was…

I posted a new tutorial on ThemeReview.co today on when and how to prefix code in WordPress themes. It’s also relevant to plugin development.

Now offering professional theme reviews

A couple of months ago, Emil Uzelac launched a theme review service. After finding out that I had talked about doing this a few years ago, he asked me to join. I pretty much immediately accepted his offer. It was…

Have you ever heard of that “JSON REST API” thing folks in the WordPress community seem to be talking about, looked around endlessly for a decent explanation, and finally gave up, muttering “WTF?!?” at the computer screen? Fear no more. Brian Krogsgard has you covered with the only explanation that, you know, actually makes some kind of sense in that sort of human logic that we tend to like when someone explains something to us.

Forum Preview #4: Featured Images

I just added featured image support to forums in the new forum plugin I’m building. Loads of other improvements have worked their way in, but it’s nice to be able to spruce the page up a bit with…