2016 was a really challenging year for me. At times I considered giving up on running my own business, but the work I put in to fix those problems has made me love what I do more than ever.
Last week we added translations support, a REST API and better management of upload file fields to Caldera Forms. In this post, I provide a technical overview of how that worked and what the challenges are.
One concern about the WordPress REST API has been adding a new authentication system. I think this is because of all the excitement about fun new apps that we could build connecting outside of WordPress. That’s cool, but WordPress’ existing authentication system is all we need for the cool things we could use the REST API for in WordPress core as well as plugins and themes.
I’m teaching a few workshops this month aimed at those looking to level up their WordPress development chops. It’s got me thinking a lot about what you need to do quality WordPress development.
How to set Easy Digital Downloads to serve plugin files from WordPress.org
Composer is an essential part of the workflow for modern WordPress development, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t present certain challenges.
Connecting multiple WordPress sites together using the WordPress REST API. Slides from the WordPress REST API.
Looking back at my journey with CalderaWP, and announcing exciting news about what comes next.
Is a commercial WordPress plugin a good business move? Maybe, if you have time to grow the business and the team to do it right.