Yesterday I published a post on Torque about extending the WordPress REST API & released a beta version of a plugin that extends the REST API for SearchWP queries. This new plugin not only gives a great example of how to extend the API, but frankly I think it is a better way to run queries then the default routes.
Some people horde all of their ideas for businesses — I try and give mine away with the hope that some one will “steal” them.
Some products seems to just take off — most of the time they are products that once you try them, you couldn’t live without them. They are products that become indispensable to their users.
For awhile now, I’ve been on a quest for the secret of how to accomplish my goals. I know it’s not like finding a new, shinier sword or magic amulet in a video game, yet I have been treating it that way.
A lot of people have assumed Automattic bought WooThemes, so they could use WooCommerce to power a WordPress.com eCommerce offering.
That seems like a funny reason to spend what is rumored to be $30 million. If they just wanted to use WooCommerce, they could have just installed WooCommerce like the rest of us.
I love that my work is stupid fun, but as much as I love my new business, I write less code than I used to. That has a lot of bad side-effects. It’s not just about keeping in practice or amusing myself, it’s about my blogging.
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.
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.
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.
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.