Photo by:  Joshua Earle

Inspiration Is Either Awesome or A Trap

Inspiration from the awesome support you get as part of the WordPress ecosystem is either an awesome motivator or a way to fall into the trap of jealousy. It’s your choice. Personally, I’ll admit at times I catch myself choosing wrong.

Photo by:  Jeff Sheldon

The GPL, Partnerships & Paying It In All Directions

Earlier this week my company CalderaWP announced a new partner that was made possible by the GPL, but goes beyond what the GPL requires. The GPL fosters community. It does not make community. Our community is based on how we use those freedoms and nurture our relationships.

Photo by:  Georgia Dixon

Extending The WordPress REST API

The WordPress REST API is more then the default routes, its a highly extensible tool for creating APIs. Learn how to extend it and make it fit your own needs.

Photo by:  Leah Tardivel

Why The WordPress REST API Must Be In Core

The WordPress REST API’s inclusion in core “sometime in 2015,” something everyone is excited about, has until this week and everyone couldn’t wait. Now that’s not so certain. But it’s a feature we need in WordPress, and it’s ready. To waste this opportunity now would be a huge mistake.

Photo by:  Francesco Gallarotti

Access Control Headers For The WordPress REST API

Working with access control headers and other global headers for the WordPress REST API.

Photo by:  Jerry Adney

Making Your WordPress Tutorials Awesome

Some thoughts on how I strive to write compelling stories about how my readers are going to learn new things about using WordPress to meet their goals.

Thanks, Ya'll Are Awesome

Forget The #wpdrama, Ya’ll Are Awesome

I’m proud to be a part of this community, even when things are not so shiny. Despite all the #wpdrama as of late, let’s not forget how awesome ya’ll are.

Photo by:  Tom Butler

Read The Source Luke

WordPress is a free software, and those freedoms are partially about providing the ability to learn from the software. Reading the source will provide you with an understanding of your software, and a learning experience that no documentation can provide.

Photo by:  Sarah Bürvenich

Why I’m On Team #customizerallthethings

It’s 2015 and I have every right to demand real-time visual feedback for any changes to the presentation layer of a web app, before I save them, and without reloading the page. For more and more of the WordPress admin the Customizer delivers.