Dries Buytaert wrote a compelling article on the challenges that large open source projects like Drupal and WordPress face in seeking to be sustainable, and preventing a tragedy of the commons, where large corporations use open source software without giving back.
WordPress allows you to have multiple theme directories, but moving themes from one to another may result in a fatal error. It's possible to fix that by updating a few options and clearing a transient.
"Even though we might have some very, very strong disagreements as we develop this thing called WordPress, at the end of the day, I think we all agree that when it impacts people's lives positively like that, it's really really special."
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, […]
I wanted to update the database prefix one this site, but most of the tutorials out there have you do it manually. There are some plugins available, but I didn’t trust most of them, and the ones that I did were kind of bloated with other features, and I didn’t want to mess with the […]
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 […]
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 […]
$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 […]