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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
Sometimes it is necessary to modify or remove the default WordPress post updated messages that are displayed when making changes to a Post in WordPress. One example is when you are creating a custom post type that does not have a permalink. When you save a draft, publish or update a published post, you are […]
When I was at WordCamp Ottawa this year, I was asked a question about how to create custom post types without generating permalinks. This is actually something I do a lot of as I am creating internal content types that are not meant to be viewed individually at their own url. The snippet below will […]
Building custom widgets is fun, rebuilding them because we need to change the way it looks is not. With that in mind, lets build a skinnable WordPress widget that separates how it looks from what it does. For the purposes of this tutorial, I am assuming that you are comfortable creating a Widget and working […]
If you ever have an automatic update fail sometimes your WordPress install can get stuck in maintenance mode. I just had this happen to me and was able to find a quick solution. Log into your server via FTP and look for a .maintenance file, delete it and you should be up and running again.
3 Jewels in my Crown was a very fun WordPress theme to work on. It features many different custom image sizes based on a Featured Image and does all of the resizing work for the user. One really great feature is the ability to select certain posts as “Featured’ by using a custom taxonomy I […]