Using git-svn to Manage Plugins in the WordPress.org Repository

Unfortunately, the WordPress.org plugin repository doesn’t provide a way to maintain your plugin with Git. In the past, I’ve either just used Subversion, or hosted an extra copy on GitHub, and setup Git and SVN side-by-side in the same directory. Awhile ago, I briefly considered using git-svn, because it would allow me to avoid using Subversion entirely, […]

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WordCamp Seattle 2016 Call for Speakers

We’ve opened the call for speakers for this year’s WordCamp Seattle. Give it a shot if you have any ideas, best practices, use cases, or stories you want to share with the community. I think people are often hesitant to put themselves out there, and that’s definitely understandable, but the WordPress community is really welcoming, and I think […]

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Regolith

I just finished the first version of a new WordPress installation template called Regolith. I’ve been using my personalized fork of Mark Jaquith’s WordPress Skeleton for the past several years, but recently came across Bedrock and really liked it. I started playing around with it, but quickly discovered that the tools and practices it embraced were a bit overkill for […]

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If WordPress Uploads Fail on a Dreamhost Shared Plan

TL;DR: DreamHost kills processes on their shared hosting plans if they run too long, which can screw up all kinds of things in non-obvious ways. To fix it, either disable lots of plugins, or upgrade to a better hosting plan. I spent too much time this week trying to track down this issue for a […]

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Generating Dynamic Placeholders for $wpdb->prepare()

$wpdb->prepare() is often called with each un-sanitized value explicitly passed as an individual argument; for example: $wpdb->prepare( "SELECT id FROM wp_posts WHERE id > %d AND `post_status` = %s", $min_id, $status ) The function will also accept an array of un-sanitized values, though, like this: $wpdb->prepare( "SELECT id FROM wp_posts WHERE id > %d AND […]

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Pagination UX Fails

Pagination is one of my biggest pet peeves, and Avoid the Pains of Pagination does a good job of explaining the primary reason: Users have better experiences with scrolling than clicking. The mouse wheels, touchpads and touchscreens of today make scrolling faster and easier than clicking. To get to the next page in a pagination, the user has […]

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