Good First Bugs Twitter Bot

I think the hardest thing about getting into contributing to WordPress Core is knowing where to start. Once you have your development environment setup ready to go – then what? You need something to work on, you need a ticket.

Same WordPress plugin, new name

A little while ago, I created a plugin called Suspend Transients. It is a helpful tool that allows developers to bypass get_transient()  calls on any page by clicking a button on the admin bar. I felt that the name was not accurate so I have renamed it and it is now available for download on […]

Thanks Adam!

WordPress 4.7 was just released and it marks the sixth release in a row that I have been lucky enough to contribute to. Contributing to WordPress core has always been a personal goal for me and while I had made attempts in the past, it wasn’t until I joined 10up that I was finally able to […]

New WordPress Plugin: Suspend Transients

Recently while working on a project in WordPress, I found myself adding and remove code to bypass cached transients. Needless to say, this was not a great solution. It caused needless code churn and sometimes it MAY have gotten committed to master. As a result, I wrote a new WordPress plugin that will allow me […]

Should we trust WordPress Core translations?

A while ago I was working on a patch to refresh the code for the default widgets that are included with WordPress Core. One of the changes made was to replace the i18n methods currently in-place with their counterparts that escape and translate the output. This is a pretty common practice as translation files can be a potential […]

Setting up Unit Testing for WordPress Core

Recently I was running into issues with VVV running some units tests for AJAX. I was not able to remedy the issue so I decided to create a testing environment from the SVN repo directly. I went to the page on the codex and while the information there was great, part of the instructions are to […]

First WordPress core props!

It was a very simple patch, just removing some code that is no longer needed, but now that ticket #31485 has been committed, I will have contributor props for WordPress 4.2! Update: 4.2 was released today and I am very happy to have played a (small) part in it! Photos or it didn’t happen!  

Debug Bar Tracer Plugin

I have just released a new plugin called Debug Bar Tracer. It is meant to work with the Debug Bar plugin that should be a staple of any WordPress developer’s toolkit. The idea behind it is quite simple – I am always printing data out to the browser when developing and it always breaks the […]