Why I WordCamp: A Reflection

I had an experience at a WordCamp in 2016 that I wanted to take a moment to share. It was unexpected and made me reflect on my involvement in the WordPress community and why participating is so important to me. Let’s travel back to 2014. I was teaching a workshop called Plugin Development from Scratch at WordCamp […]

Empty Stable Column on translate.wordpress.org

I was recently making some changes to my Toggle wpautop plugin in the wordpress.org plugin repository when I encountered a strange issue related to translate.wordpress.org that I wanted to share. First, in case you are not familiar, here is a little bit of background on how translations work for WordPress. Way back in 2013, WordPress 3.7 added support for something called language packs. […]

Removing large files when using git-svn to migrate repositories

Today I was migrating SVN repositories over to GIT using BU’s svn2git utility. I came across one repository that GitHub would not allow me to push because it contained a file that was over 100MB. After some investigation, I realized that the file it specified was only 25KB. However, at some point in its history it was over 100MB, […]

WordCamp Rhode Island 2016 Slides

At WordCamp Rhode Island 2016, I ran the Contributor Day workshop. Before we got to work contributing to core, I gave a short presentation about how the WordPress development process works, and introduced them to the tools they would need to be familiar with. Download my slides here. I followed the Trac tickets that the participants became involved […]

Boston WordPress Meetup Talk

This past Monday, I had the opportunity to speak at the monthly WordPress Boston meetup. If you are not familiar, WordPress meetups happen regularly all across the globe. There are several in the New England area alone. Boston WordPress meetup WordPress Rhode Island New Hampshire WordPress WordPress Hartford My talk was titled Coding Standards & […]

WordCamp Providence 2014

Today I am teaching a workshop at WordCamp Providence 2014 called WordPress Plugin Development from Scratch. Below you can find the slides for you to follow along, as well as the finished plugin that we will be creating today. Looking forward to working with you today! Workshop Presentation Slides Workshop Plugin FIle

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