I’m going to say, with emphasis, what I think everyone is probably thinking… LoopConf is what you wish most WordCamps were Here’s my gist: Live streaming quality was excellent, because a professional crew was on-tap to handle all of it The logistical planning of the entire conference felt very smooth – almost invisible, really Vendor tables… Read more about LoopConf
Siobhan McKeown recently authored an amazing post at Smashing Magazine about contributing to WordPress. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to share some of my own thoughts, mostly surrounding BuddyPress and bbPress. If you’re a part of the WordPress community, this is a great read, with ideas and suggestions from a few of… Read more about Contributing to WordPress, BuddyPress, & bbPress
I’ve fallen into a routine when building WordPress plugins; a few general rules are: Avoid creating new PHP globals. Avoid executing PHP code in the global scope. Generous use of Actions and Filters. I’ve decided to name the pattern I use Slash, which stands for: Singletons Loaders Actions Screens Handlers Singletons I didn’t love singletons in… Read more about SLASH Architecture – My approach to building WordPress plugins
A highlight from my bbPress presentation at WordCamp San Francisco 2012. [wpvideo tG3NrSDs]
While working on some 2x retina images for WordPress.com, and the bbPress and WordPress open-source projects, I found an image rendering issue that I haven’t seen documented anywhere yet. Here’s the WordPress core retina ticket, for reference. The first image highlights the difference between the WordPress core 2x icons, and the bbPress 2x icons. Notice how… Read more about Retina 2x downsampling
Hi, my name is John, and I’m an Open Source Software workaholic. I touched on it a bit in my WPCandy interview, and I thought I’d finish the story here with a few added thoughts. I live in a great neighborhood on the east side of Providence, RI. I work from home, rarely drive my car (ignore the… Read more about Confessions of an Open Source Workaholic
Following Ian’s lead, I too am speaking at WordCamp San Francisco this year! This will be my second time attending and first time speaking at the annual WordPress conference, so needless to say I (like Ian) am super-excited about it! The details of my session haven’t been officially released, but you can bet the farm it… Read more about I’m Speaking at WordCamp San Francisco!
Today was a very awesome day for me; it was my first full day as a Code Wrangler with Automattic, Inc. First, I’m really excited about the opportunity to work with such amazing, talented, and ulta-cool people on a daily basis. Over the past 2 years I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a fair number… Read more about I’m an Automattician!