I hopped onto WordPress.org this morning and found a distinctly new header:
We’ve got some good options for displaying sidebars conditionally: either by coding them or using a plugin. But, I’ve had a few situations with clients where the widgets themselves should be conditional, instead of creating entire sidebars. What are the options? I’ll walk you through six that I came across, and which one I landed on for this client. Remember that the most important thing for me here was to have it work intuitively for them, not me.
What a weekend! WordCamp Phoenix 2013 was a massive success. Hundreds of WordPress-loving (or -curious) folks sat in on expert presentations, got help at the Rockstar Bar, shared a meal, and partied together. Friendships were forged, connections were made, WordPress installations were secured—more happened than one fella can recount. In my intro post, I covered the basic structure of each day, and then liveblogged the entire weekend, capturing snippets that caught my attention. Aside from the usual recap posts about the weekend, some other great items to check out are the official photographer’s initial shots (in which I’m caught drinking coffee and tweeting), […]
I’m going to be covering WordCamp Phoenix 2013 this weekend, which starts tomorrow morning! This particular WordCamp has 3 full days of awesome things planned:
Matt Mullenweg seems to see a version of WordPress that’s always 2-3 years away, and rightly so. And, as he—or someone else of note in the WordPress community—introduces ideas, the blogging community of developers usually engages in long-form argumentation (blog ‘posts’) about the merits of these ideas. Many times, this argumentation is in-depth and informative; sometimes we get off track and shortchange the idea. This past year brought us plenty of discussion on WordPress as an application framework, and the conversation is continuing on into the new year (thanks in no small part to Matt’s interview at LeWeb 2012). Smart, established developers are talking about the utility of this […]
In addition to my WordPress development goals in 2012, another one I had was to get more involved in the WordPress community—whatever that looked like for me. This ‘community’ is constantly trumpeted as the backbone of the project itself, but I felt overwhelmed figuring out how to take the first step. To be honest, I was also afraid I’d make quite a fool of myself. I’m not a world class developer (yet, hopefully), I’d only given one public tech talk, I had no idea how Trac worked, and I’d never submitted a theme or plugin to the repository. From the […]
As a WordPress developer, 2012 was a year of concentrated improvement for me. My goals for this year included being able to code themes and plugins completely from scratch using coding standards and best practices. I mostly reached these goals, and found along the way that the time I spent plugin hunting when I needed an added feature could usually be coded by hand faster and better. So, plugins that still make the ‘cut’ for me have had to prove their worth this year. The following have helped me in development throughout this year—some I’ve discovered recently, and some are […]