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++?
This is a brief rundown of the method we’re currently using at WSU to manage mixed HTTP/HTTPS configurations in a multi-network WordPress setup. Our assumptions: Sites that are HTTP (HTTPS optional) on the front end should be forced HTTPS in any admin area. Some sites should be forced HTTPS everywhere. This may be because of … Continue reading A Method for Managing Mixed HTTP/HTTPS Sites in Multisite
Two more months and the Pullman WordPress Meetup will be a year old! This is our 3rd release oriented meetup, so we’ve been around since the old days of 3.9. We timed tonight’s meetup perfectly with the release of WordPress 4.2 RC1 and I was able to show off each of the new features to … Continue reading Great WordPress Meetup showing off 4.2 tonight
The above is my talk about applying the open source ethos to sharing our work as a community in public land grant universities. I posted earlier with the full textual context and slides. You may notice that the talk description is very far off from the actual talk. I originally submitted an expansive talk on … Continue reading WCSF 2014 Talk: Public Universities and Open Source Software
The following is a contextual document to go with my lightning talk at WordCamp San Francisco, 2014. You can download the slides, but they are fairly contextless. In 1904, Kenyon Butterfield introduced what he called the Social Phase of Agricultural Education. He believed agricultural colleges should be “the inspiration, the guide, the simulator of all … Continue reading Public Universities and Open Source
#5367 WordPress Cookie Authentication Vulnerability takes us back to when the modern password handling in WordPress was born, partially due to a vulnerability report at the time. More because we were ready for it. It’s great to read through and watch decisions being made as familiarity grew. In that thread, Matt links to the changeset … Continue reading #5367 WordPress Cookie Authentication Vulnerability
I was an early user of WordPress in the grand timeline of events. Officially, my first long term installation was WordPress 1.5 in 2005. That site was a chronicle of my dad’s bicycle ride across the country and has been running continuously for about 9 years. It was even “0wn3d” at some point by hackers … Continue reading Thoughts on Contributing to WordPress Core
I’ve been thinking a lot over the last many months on how to approach the use of varying URL structures in a single multisite installation of WordPress. Another conversation on Twitter tonight reminded me there are quite a few developers out there itching to improve the process. I’m going to attempt to convey my current … Continue reading Routing URL Requests to Sites in WordPress Core
#23907 Scandinavian ligatures transcribed wrong in remove_accents() is a good read on Scandinavian letters and ligatures as well as some of the differences between Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and Finish alphabets.