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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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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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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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Self Commenting Code

So…a colleague of mine, posted a tweet today about self commenting code. I briefly replied, along with others, and I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on “self commenting” code and standards. Whose rules are you following? First things first, who defines what is self commenting code? I guarantee you that different developers will […]

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