I thought I had a fourth earlier when I was thinking about this, but I guess not. Here are 3 super secret expert tips. There are probably others. Attachment uploads don’t generate notifications If a tree falls…. Even if you add a note when uploading an attachment to Trac, no notification is generated. Make sure … Continue reading Super Secret Expert WordPress Trac Tips
I can be no good at plugins. My default answer is an easy “no” when a request is made at WSU to add one to our setup. Each plugin we install adds overhead as the immediate responsibility for maintaining security, performance, and support lies on the web team, not the plugin author. This is okay … Continue reading What WordPress plugins are Excellent++?
many developers baulk at the idea that their work may never be seen by their peers in the open-source community, and therefore may never help them progress in their careers. Source: The strange economics of open-source software – Vallified
This was almost a storm of 140 character segments, but I help make software to democratize publishing. I should use it. 😄 The pains people working on WordPress go to in making security, stored content, and backward compatibility all first priorities are amazing. This is what I’ve learned and been inspired by the most since … Continue reading Security. Stored Content. Backward Compatibility.
I spent so much time trying to get this working last November and kept running into brick walls. Today, I finally revisited a comment on that same issue by Rouven Hurling that pointed out two excellent notes from Andrea Ercolino. How to run WordPress tests in VVV using PHPStorm 8 How to run WordPress tests in VVV … Continue reading Running PHPUnit on VVV from PHPStorm 9
Developing plugins and introducing new rewrite rules for features on single site installations of WordPress is pretty straight forward. Via register_activation_hook(), you’re able to setup a task that fires flush_rewrite_rules() and you can safely assume job well done. But for multisite? A series of bad choices awaits. Everything seems normal. The activation hook fires and even … Continue reading Flushing rewrite rules in WordPress multisite for fun and profit