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Fixing Features First

I’ve always been fascinated by people who simply complain about things that are within their power to change, yet they don’t seem willing to actually make that change. It’s like complaining about your countries president, and then not turning up to vote. I’ve seen this often in the WordPress world, recently specifically about XML-RPC, and […]

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Native vs Hybrid

2 weeks ago I went to our annual Automattic grand meetup in Park City, Utah. It was a great experience, of which I will write about soon 🙂 But one of the cool things I did there was to take a class – an intro to iOS development with Swift. I enjoyed the class and […]

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Joining Automattic

After the recent acquisition of WooThemes by Automattic, I’ve officially accepted an offer from Automattic to be part of their team as part of the acquisition. And so ends my 6 year journey with WooThemes, yet it carries on as I’ll still be working on WooThemes products like FlexSlider for the foreseeable future. Follow me […]

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Why Themeforest authors why….

So….all this commotion regarding the Slider Revolution plugin being bundled in themes has caused quite a few headaches for people. Myself included… I spent a fair chunk of an evening this week “updating” a friends (staging) site using this theme -> http://themeforest.net/item/chariot-professional-responsive-portfolio-theme/5817175 to make 100% sure it was secure. Here’s what I had to do… Backup […]

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Jetpack Photon image_downsize() issue

Sometimes in WordPress code you have the need to get an attached image, for example in a featured slider. To do this we make use of the wp_get_attachment_image_src() function. The reason we do this is to grab the image properties such as height etc instead of just the url in order to add a property for dynamic slide heights. However, there […]

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Knowledge Revenue, Twitter, and APIs

I saw this tweet today and it reminded about something I realized quite a long time ago about online companies and knowledge revenue. APIs If you are an online service and you are gathering user information, or even information about how people interact with your service, there will always be the possibility to monetize that […]

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Offline Support

Four years ago this month I joined WooThemes. The time has gone pretty quickly and I’ve had some great times in the office, interacting with our remote staff, and of course the WooTrips 🙂 But what most people don’t know is how incredibly scary it was for me to take the job back then. So here’s […]

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Ghost Reporting

So late last week, over at WooThemes, we released a free theme for the latest content publishing platform, Ghost, and it’s rather appropriately called “Swayze” (in honour of Patrick Swayze’s appearance in the movie “Ghost“). For those that don’t know, Ghost is a platform built on top of NodeJS mostly using the Express framework. Now […]

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Letting Go

I’ve worked on numerous products at WooThemes over the past few years, and like most things I work on, each one I’ve ended up developing an attachment to; after all I was creating something and much like a parent (which I can fully appreciate since the birth of my daughter) I want each product of […]

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