Whilst new rules are sorting out many aspects of WordPress development that causes headaches for users (e.g. standardised admin messaging), how plugins (and, in some cases, themes) allocate menus in WP Admin are not currently covered. As a result, some developers (and it’s note-worthy that most of those that fall into this category are making […]
My WordPress plugins have been in desperate need of a lick-of-paint when it comes to the images used on them for a while – and by “images”, I mean those used in the WordPress repository. There are actually 2 you can provide – an avatar and a banner image. I’ll come to the banner in […]
I ran the above using a carbon footprint calculator available at websitecarbon.com. Bearing in mind I’ve done nothing to keep the footprint low, I’m quite happy with the result of this.
WP-CLI is a rather splendid command-line method of interacting with your WordPress site. You can use it to automate installs, update plugins and all sorts. At WordPress VIP, clients use it, in particular, to power batch updates – maybe some image compression that they’ve not done in the past, re-categorising articles, all sorts. If you’re […]
And, today, I want to talk about the use of slides.
Sorry, we’re back to the subject of Gutenberg toxicity. Again. But, this time, it was directed at me on Twitter. What did I do to deserve this? I tweeted this…
Back in September I talked about the toxic elements around Gutenberg. However, whereas most of it involved anger and bad language, last week it took a more sinister turn.
Parallax scrolling images are all-the-rage these days and Gutenberg has made it really easy to add this style of image to your posts. On top of this, there are a number of settings that you can use to enhance the image further, including transparency and cover overlays. I’ll explain parallax images a little more and […]
Another WordCamp. But this one’s different – I’m not going as a volunteer but as a speaker, to deliver my first ever talk. All the way up in Edinburgh, it’s also going to be the smallest of the WordCamps I’ve attended too. How will the talk go and what is a smaller WordCamp like?
PHPCS, an open source “code sniffing tool”, is essential for any WordPress developer. Indeed, if you’re a WordPress VIP client, it’s a requirement, as code is only allowed into production if it sniffs clean for a specific ruleset. Let me explain a little more, including how you should be using it.