Thoughts

A More Perfect WordPress

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Imagine your dream, perfect, developer-focussed version of WordPress. What does it look like? — Ryan McCue ⍨ (@rmccue) March 17, 2016 Ryan McCue pushed up a great monologue/question today on what would make WordPress more enjoyable to work with from a developer perspective. I’ve had several thoughts on this topic and figured the best way to share […]

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Performance: A Case Study

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I’m going to start writing sister posts to talks that I give to make it easier to reference the information. This post is attached to a talk I gave last year at the Fort Collins WordPress Meetup. You can find the presentation slides here. Why bother with performance? Performance is a crucial piece of development […]

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New Design – Simplicity

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I redesigned my blog this weekend with a focus on the text and photos – nothing else. I quickly found the last design to be incredibly restrictive when it came to any kind of custom layouts or reading more than a paragraph. Poor typography, narrow view for content, and the lack of contrast added up […]

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Just Stop.

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There comes a time in some projects where you have to just stop. In the last several months we had to do this with one of our projects. It was built about 8 months ago on a tight deadline with loose parameters from the client and had a LOT of complex content and integrations built […]

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Want to Make More Money? Refactor All the Things

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I recently went refactoring on one of the core pieces of our workflow at OTM. We’ve had a mu-plugin that handles everything from cleaning up the admin section to creating CPTs to setting up the initial settings on a site and installing plugins. It is (was) a handy piece of software that automated a lot of […]

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