For any designer and/or developer that stumbles into the WordPress community for the first time, they are bound to feel a bit overwhelmed. After all, we’ve got a near endless supply of themes, plugins, developers, designers, blogs, and other artifacts- all of which are surrounding our favorite blogging platform, CMS, and slowly-developing application platform. It seems almost like a gold mine, right?
Starting this month, Brian Richards is going to begin hosting online courses for those who are interested in learning to become better WordPress developers through the use of his site – WP Sessions. In short: WPSessions.com provides monthly, high quality presentations from experts in the WordPress community. Every presentation is broadcast live to viewers around the web and recorded for indefinite long-term viewing. Sounds neat, right?
In this episode of Hello Dolly (hey, it’s lucky number 7, right?) we chat about 10 years worth of WordPress, Ghost – the things we like, we’re excited to see, and what we think of some of the suspicions that are already surfacing. We also chat about Yahoo!’s acquisition of Tumblr, and more. For more details on this episode, check out the show notes below!
A couple of weeks ago, we detailed a workshop that I’ll be hosting starting this Thursday in which I’ll be covering everything you need to know in order to build WordPress plugins. Specifically, the course is going to cover the following topics: Setting up a local development environment Planning the plugin Developing the plugin And preparing the plugin for release We’ll also be covering things like object-oriented programming techniques, the WordPress Coding Standards, and more. With the event starting this Thursday, Envato – one of our partners – has offered an exclusive deal to WP Daily readers: 25% off the course […]
In the latest episode of Hello Dolly, we have a quick chat about Post Formats in WordPress 3.6, some of the stuff coming down the pipe for 8BIT in the local Atlanta area, and we turn the microphone to interview Matt Medeiros who spends his time typically interviewing people on his website. For more details on this episode, check out the show notes below!
One of the neat things about being a part of the WordPress community – in whatever capacity – is getting connected to other designers, developers, and bloggers in the space. Recently, Tareq Hasan contacted us about a plugin that he’s recently completed – WP User Frontend Pro.
In the latest episode of Hello Dolly, we cover a number of different topics, but perhaps the most fun (and interesting!) part of the podcast is that we talk to a number of different people live at WordCamp Atlanta! We cover a number of different things, as well so if you’re interested in hearing about WordCamp, hearing from WordCamp, or listening to us respond to listener questions, tune in to the latest episode.
Last night, John shared a post on Is WordPress Doomed? It’s a good post that’s worth a read and I highly encourage everyone to read the article in question, as well. I’ve debated a long time—as in over 12 hours—on whether or not I wanted to share my opinions on this because is such a sensitive topic, and I don’t want to do any damage to the way the WordPress developer community is perceived. I care about our reputation and I want to have positive discussion with other developers. As someone who builds things for, blogs about, and contributes directly to […]
It’s been a little while since our last episode – though we’re aiming for a couple of episodes per month (well, at least one per month), we’ve been heads down working on Standard and getting ready for WordCamp Atlanta. To that point, we spend a bit of time talking about WordCamp Atlanta and some of the meetups happening around the area during the weekend where we’d all love to hang with you guys. Of course, we talk about a lot more in the episode, as well.
Last night, I had the chance to talk to my local WordPress Developer meetup group on an Introduction To WordPress Theme Development. From my experience, one of the challenges of speaking at meetups is that you never know where your audience is in terms of their skill level. Sure, you can host a developer group, blogger group, designer group, or whatever, but the truth is that people are going to show up eager to learn, but will do so at a varying degree of skill level. To that end, I geared my presentation towards those who are looking to development […]