A NEW EXPERIMENT IN

Social Coding

Many of us freelancers and contract workers build our own little projects in our own little silos. This November I'm trying to break out of that box. I'm publishing my code with Git and hanging out in Slack.

What is this about?

My least favorite part of freelancing is working alone.  This month I want to share what I'm working on with others. I want to share ideas, share code, and have conversations. I want to learn and help others learn. I want to be useful.

Project Focus

I've been starting to work on photography focused projects in my free time. This seems like a good starting point for sharing because of the wide range of options it provides. Gutenberg blocks, Instagram API integrations, and more!

I want your feedback. I want to hear what you're working on and help you out if I can. I want to be useful. Care to join me this month?

Latest Posts

Creating a Commercial WordPress Theme Review Site in One Week: Day 3

This is the fourth in a series of posts documenting the creation of Theme Friendly. On day three, I built the review archives page. I don’t think this page will be used directly, but on day four I incorporated it into the search results page, so it was still worth building. Day 3 Screenshot After …

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Creating a Commercial WordPress Theme Review Site in One Week: Day 2

This is the third in a series of posts documenting the creation of Theme Friendly. On day two, I set about building the individual theme review page. The goal was to provide a quick overview of the quality of a theme as well as it’s features. This was to be done by displaying the contents …

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Creating a Commercial WordPress Theme Review Site in One Week: Day 1

This is the second in a series of posts documenting the creation of Theme Friendly. Day 1 Screenshot Most of day one was spent planning and implementing the data structure for the new site. As you can see, I didn’t do too much work on the design:

Creating a Commercial WordPress Theme Review Site in One Week: Day 0

This is the first in a series of posts documenting the creation of Theme Friendly. A short history I’ve been thinking about building a commercial WordPress theme directory for a number of years now. I even tried (and failed) to get one off the ground a few years ago. During that time, a number of …

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Updating a Plugin in the WordPress.org Repository

As of this writing, I have only two plugins in the WordPress.org repository. I periodically update these plugins, but not often enough to memorize all the steps required to get things right on the first try. So for my own future reference (and maybe yours as well) here are all the steps laid out in …

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WordPress, CDNs, and jQuery

Last week, Pippin Williamson published a post titled “Why Loading Your Own jQuery is Irresponsible.” This very issues was brought up tonight at the Seattle WordPress meetup, which led to a lively discussion and referenced Pippin’s post. Please, for the love of the WordPress community, just use the version of jQuery bundled in WordPress core… …

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