For my own sanity, I decided to merge a two of my blogs into this one. I made sure every post on each blog I imported came with its own category. I first imported nomad.codes. It is a site I used to show off travel and adventure-related photos. You can peruse the category #adventure if… Continue reading Mega blog merge!
I opened my Twitter feed this morning to find an overwhelming sense of panic with the announcement that WordPress 5.0 ships on Thursday. I just want to remind you that this is the most thoroughly tested release in WordPress history and very likely the most tested release in any Open Source project. Is it perfect?… Continue reading Gutenberg ships Thursday! Why wait?
I’m excited to finally release the work my team has been hard at work on for the last few months in Jetpack 6.8. This release is special because we are introducing Jetpack blocks for the new editor. Some of the blocks should be familiar to longtime Jetpack users and we’re even introducing a shiny new… Continue reading Gutenberg & Jetpack
This is a copy of a post I initially wrote for a8c design. The experience of creating a WordPress site can vary wildly. Occasionally, I hear how someone set it up without any major roadblocks. I more often witness nightmare-level setup experiences. Together, with help from the community and hosts, we’re working to improve the… Continue reading Improving the WordPress experience
A fellow designer and coworker of mine at Automattic, John Maeda, has been curating articles on the fairly new design.blog since August last year. After WordCamp US, he invited Mel Choyce and me to write an article for it each. He also asked me to design the cover. Designing the cover felt similar to coding for CSS Zen Garden,… Continue reading Design.blog
There are enough WordPress plugin and theme listicles out there to match a single day of Buzzfeed-generated articles (probably not), but I think it’s time we took a good look at some of the truly inspiring plugins out there. Note: I have “extensively” tested these plugins on my local test site… and by “extensively” I mean… Continue reading Top 10 Delightful WordPress plugins
Right now, the WordPress dashboard is my least used and most visited page in the admin. I don’t know the history of why it was made and the decisions about it along the way. It seems like the why might be “because we needed a place for users to go when they logged in” and… Continue reading What is the WordPress dashboard for?