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Life

And, just like that, you’ve contributed to WordPress Core

During my WordCamp Edinburgh talk, I was saying just how easy it can be to contribute to WordPress. Here’s an example of my own from just yesterday. (cue cloudy dream sequence) It all started with this Tweet in my timeline…

The WordPress Transients API

The Transients API is very similar to the Options API but with the added feature of an expiration time, which simplifies the process… to temporarily store cached information. WordPress Codex´╗┐ So, the API is the gateway to use of Transients. APIs often bring to mind complex scripting but, in this case, it’s just a name […]

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Opinion WordPress

Has the ClassicPress fork of WordPress taken a wrong turn?

ClassicPress has recently been making headlines within the WordPress community – it’s a fork of WordPress which doesn’t include Gutenberg. Personally, I didn’t get it – you can just as easily install the standard WordPress Core and use the Classic Editor plugin to turn Gutenberg off. But I have nothing against forks, per se, as […]

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WordPress

My WordPress plugins and PHP support

I recently updated my Plugins List plugin and the minimum PHP level requirement moved from 5.6 to 7.  Let me explain my reasoning and what my plans are for PHP support.

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WordPress

WordPress plugins: How to detect use of forks

As a plugin developer, I donate my time and energies to the WordPress community. I make it clear that I don’t support anyone modifying my code or running it on a non-standard variation of WordPress – this includes forks. Thankfully, some forks make it easy for their use to be detected.