Help Add A Contribute Tab In The WordPress About Section

When I first wrote a patch to add a “Contribute” tab to the WordPress “About” section, I was hesitant to share what motivated me to do so–the news that Kim Parsell had died. I didn’t know here well, but I know she inspired others to get involved, and that is what this tab is about–helping people visualize themselves as contributors in whatever form is realistic for them.

Photo by:  Sonja Langford

Changing File Names In A Git Repository Without Loosing File History

Git tracks files by where they are in the directory structure. This creates unintended commits and losses of file history when renaming directories. There are two good solutions I’ve found for these issues, depending on the circumstances.

Photo by:  Billy Onjea

Improving Client Relationships By Communicating Solely Via Slack

Communication is the fuel that powers relationships. Ease of access to the right information makes communication a stronger, more powerful fuel for the relationship. That’s why I put a lot of thought into what I use for communication and organization, and choose Slack.

Photo by:  Lance Anderson

Using Composer To Increase Your WordPress Development Powers

Composer is an important tool that is not only easy to use, but also leads to increased code reusability, a reduction in copypasta errors, encourages best practices like using namespacing and autoloaders, and can aid in deployments.

HoloTree: Team Decision Making

WordPress, Acomplishments and HoloTree

Over the last 16 or so months that I’ve worked in the WordPress ecosystem full time I’ve reached a lot of important milestones. In the last few weeks, I’ve achived some important milestones on the project that actually brought me here: HoloTree. Today, HoloTree is a team decision making system, and is in private beta, with its first few users.

Photo by:  Jasper van der Meij

WordPress Tallahassee Meetup: Turning WordPress Sites Into Web & Mobile Apps

For the second meeting of the Tallahassee WordPress Meetup I am presenting on solutions for turning WordPress sites into mobile apps and using WordPress as the back-end for a web and/or mobile app. This is a subject that I’ve thought a lot about as I work with the WordPress REST API, and my own projects.

Photo by:  Jeff Sheldon

New bbPress Slack Integration

Like a lot of WordPress plugins, at Pods we use bbPress for our support forums. Like a growing number of WordPress developers, we use Slack for both our support, development and internal chat. We’ve got Asana and GitHub integrations, all routed to the right channels. The one thing we didn’t have was updates from our bbPress support forums in our support channel. So I wrote one.

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Using The New WordPress REST API: Tally Code Camp 2014

Slides from my presentation at Tallahassee Code Camp 2014, on the WordPress REST API (WP-API,) some links and frequently asked questions about the API and a list of what I’ve made with it so far.


Using Dropbox To Keep VVV In Sync on Multiple Computers

I’ve been plotting for a while now to get a kick-ass desktop for development. Since I work once or twice a week at a co-working space and travel for WordCamps or to visit family fairly regularly, I’m going to need to keep my laptop for those situations. Thanks to Dropbox and Scott Kingsley Clark, it’s actually really easy to keep your WordPress VVV-based development environment in sync across multiple computers


Learning PHP Through WordPress Development: Object Oriented Programming

This post is not a tutorial on learning OPP. Instead a collection of posts and series on learning object-oriented PHP for WordPress development, in the order I would recommend reading them. Think it as the reading list for a course on OOP that I really should teach one day.