Chosen & Pretty Filters

In the past month I’ve released two WordPress plugins that I think ended up complementing each other rather nicely: WP Chosen WP Pretty Filters Together they make filtering posts in WordPress a much nicer experience: If you’re a plugin author that’s bundling the Chosen library or doing something interesting with post filters, I hope you’ll consider […]

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Super Metroid and NUX

If you enjoyed Matt’s post about the original Super Mario Bros. check out this video about Super Metroid’s hidden tutorials. I had posted this years ago internally while working at Automattic in a thread about new-user experience, specifically in regards to how WordPress (both .org and .com) can learn a lot from video-game design. I think this still holds true, both for new […]

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Today Twitter rebranded “Stars” & “Favorites” to “Hearts” & “Likes” You can say a lot with a heart. Introducing a new way to show how you feel on Twitter: — Twitter (@twitter) November 3, 2015 It’s so obviously a horribly conflated notion that I struggle to believe a team of thousands of people came […]

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Meet Stuttter

Stuttter, like WordPress on the surface, is both product and organization. Spiritually it is a conduit for rethinking WordPress from the outside in. It’s a way to independently test the waters for what we can do with it, without deviating from it’s history, beauty, charm, and chutzpah. For me, it’s an empty canvas for code, and a […]

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Keyboard 2: Dvorak Bugaloo

Received my Apple Magic Keyboard 2 in the mail today, and promptly decapitated it to relocate the keys to match the Dvorak layout. The caps on these newly designed keys are different than previous generations and MacBooks, so before you break out your splunger and start popping and caps-locking, you’ll want to read the following […]

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WP Chosen

The WP Chosen plugin tames the power of WordPress’s filters, settings, and options with the simplicity and versatility of the Chosen jQuery library. I took some time to think about the recent passing of an old friend, and concluded the way to celebrate his life (and contributions to mine) was to build and open-source something […]

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