Justin Tadlock

Designing better nested comments

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with nested comments. I like the idea of finding replies to comments without having to scroll up and down the page. I hate how unruly they get when more than two or…

Post format support for custom post types

When building the Custom Content Portfolio plugin, I needed to add post format support to my portfolio project post type. Generally speaking, this is a pretty easy thing to do. However, I wanted to limit the possible formats to only…

Anne Rice shared my essay

This is one of those things you’re supposed to screenshot, right? An aspiring novelist should probably print and frame it. If you’re interested in the essay, here you go: Religion in the Vampire Motif.

Customizer typography project

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been giving some thought about building a typography control class for the WordPress customizer. I started to write a tutorial on the process, but such a tutorial would probably be in the neighborhood…

After grocery shopping today, some guy and his lady waited for me to put my groceries in my car and pull out just so they could get my space. I know that spot next to where you put your buggy is prime real estate in the Wal-Mart parking lot, but when there’s three parking spaces open next to me, I’m going to take my time and make sure you have a good, long wait while praying that some other ass swoops in and takes it at the last moment.

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…