“I’m too busy”

TL;DR – If you ping me directly for help with something, you will probably get it. BuddyPress & bbPress recently switched from IRC to Slack for real time synchronous communication. Philosophically, I prefer the openness of IRC, but I do appreciate how convenient Slack is for everyone, and it’s anecdotally a more inviting and active […]

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BuddyPress Notifications

Today, with a little help from my friends, the first new component to BuddyPress in several years saw it’s first commit into trunk this morning. BuddyPress’s new Notifications component is something I’ve had in my imagination since BuddyPress 1.0. It works identically to the previous core notifications functionality, and offers key features I’ve always wanted […]

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SLASH Architecture – My approach to building WordPress plugins

I’ve fallen into a routine when building WordPress plugins; a few general rules are: Avoid creating new PHP globals. Avoid executing PHP code in the global scope. Generous use of Actions and Filters. I’ve decided to name the pattern I use Slash, which stands for: Singletons Loaders Actions Screens Handlers Singletons I didn’t love singletons in […]

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