WordPress Authentication (over) Concerns: A Quick Case Study

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.

Getting Started With Modern WordPress Development: What You Need

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.

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.

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.