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How do you solve a problem like YouTube Embed?

My YouTube Embed WordPress plugin is nearly 11 years old now and was one of the first plugins I wrote (albeit not THE first), paving a way into WordPress development and, for the last 4 years, working in my dream job at Automattic.

But, right now, I have a problem with it.

First of all, it’s important to understand what the plugin is about.

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Development WordPress

New WordPress plugin released: Draft Links

My second plugin release within a week? What is happening?

Draft Links is a fork of one of the features from one of my other plugins – Draft List. Let me explain why.

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Development WordPress

Draft Concluder – a WordPress plugin request made real

Last month, WordPress developer John Blackbourn made a semi-tongue-in-cheek suggestion for a plugin.

However much he may or may not have wanted it, I decided to make it a reality. Not just some of his suggestion, but all of it. And then some.

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Development WordPress

Creating a Zoom shortcut with WordPress

Got a WordPress site? Regularly need to invite people to your personal Zoom room? Why not combine them both and create a handy shortcut to the latter?

In this case, I’m going to be using the plugin Safe Redirect Manager, which I’ve found to be both simple to use and reliable. It’s also recommended by WordPress VIP, having also been authored by one of their agency partners.

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Automattic Development Life WordPress

Minding my language: trying to make WordPress more inclusive

With everything going in the world right now our use of language has come into sharper focus. Words matter.

And as a contributor to WordPress, a platform that runs over 35% of the internet, I’ve been turning my eye towards the language it uses. On screens and in code.