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Thoughts on 2015

Yes, I know, another year in review type post…but for me this year has been profound in a variety of different ways. Today I finish up my 2015 working year, and return in early Jan, but it’s also the end of the first 6 months since Automattic acquired WooThemes. It’s been quite a time of […]

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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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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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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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WordCamp Europe 2013

I’ve had the privilege of attending the first WordCamp Europe the past 2 days with the rest of the WooThemes crew and it’s been awesome! I thought I’d share some of the highlights for me: Old Avatars, New Faces I worked on WordPress 3.0 for menus with a few people but I never met any […]

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