My first theme.json

Preface I am not a “themer”, but I do manage my own theme for this site and I do work quite a bit on custom themes for a variety of clients. I spend a lot of time caring about markup used to organize content in an accessible and performant way. And I try to build… Continue reading My first theme.json

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Self Sustaining Spam Stopper

I’ve been poking at a plugin on this site for a while that stops spam without sending the contents of comments to an external service for processing. It’s not that using an external service is the wrong approach—it’s obviously a more powerful approach and likely to be more effective in many cases—I’ve just always found… Continue reading Self Sustaining Spam Stopper

A checklist for how I’d like comments to work in WordPress

I don’t get a lot of comments on this site, and I don’t leave a lot of comments elsewhere, but I like the idea of comments in general and I think I would engage more if I enjoyed the tools more. I think having a good commenting system would be a fun addition to WordPress.… Continue reading A checklist for how I’d like comments to work in WordPress

Restricted XML-RPC methods for WordPress mobile app support

For a long time I’ve had the path to xmlrpc.php blocked completely on a handful of sites so that I didn’t have to worry about Things. One thing that this messes with, if you don’t have Jetpack installed, is the WordPress mobile app. Without a WordPress.com connection, the mobile application relies on the XML-RPC API… Continue reading Restricted XML-RPC methods for WordPress mobile app support

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