Justin Tadlock

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…

Morning reading #1

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…

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…

How to remove the customizer CSS option

Now that WordPress 4.7 has been released, most people will notice an “Additional CSS” section in the customizer when they update. This is an awesome feature and a perfect use of the customizer. It’ll be great for the vast numbers…

Using WP_Query properties instead of an iterator

Sometimes, when running through a post loop, theme authors need to do something special, depending on the current post in the loop or the total post count. For example, displaying ad space between the first and second post. Or, as…

Happy 13th, Smeagle!

Would sleep if not for camera Sleepy time Get that camera out of my face Not sharing While everyone was celebrating Thanksgiving this past week, my oldest cat, Smeagle, was celebrating his 13th birthday. He wasn’t particularly fond of…

Traveler's notebook

Notebook Unpacking the notebook Accessories Journal insert Some pics of my new traveler’s notebook. This is not the famous Midori Traveler’s Notebook, which was bit pricey for my first TN. Instead, I went with a cheaper handmade journal…