Projects

Posts introducing, updating, and covering various projects to which I’ve contributed or that I maintain.

Mayer for WordPress Is on Sale

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For those of you celebrating the 4th of July here in the United States and over the course of the weekend, I hope that you have a great time. For those of you who are elsewhere, I still hope you have a great time and find something to celebrate even if it’s just the fact that it’s the weekend :).

As with most other WordPress companies, I’m offering up a 4th of July holiday sale on Mayer for WordPress over at The Pressware Shop.

Three Thoughts About Marketing WordPress.com Themes

For the last few months now, I’ve been selling Mayer exclusively on WordPress.com and I’ve really enjoyed it.

The thing is, for those that have kept up with the work I’ve been doing with WordPress over the past few years, you know that I’ve been involved in the development of several different themes (and still am, but more on that later).

The Mayer Demo on WordPress.com

The Mayer Demo on WordPress.com

But in working exclusively with the marketplace, there have been a number of questions that I’ve been thinking about as it relates to marketing WordPress.com themes.

Generally speaking, I don’t have answers to these, though I’m happy to share my thoughts; however, I’m definitely interested in hearing your thoughts and opinions as well.

The Pressware Pipeline

Recently, I’ve been asked when I’m planning to bring Mayer to self-hosted WordPress installations.

The short answer is that I don’t have a definitive answer, but I am working on the Pressware shop. The longer answer has more to do with my current backlog of work and the things that I’m trying to accomplish before doing so – that is, it has a lot to do with what’s happening within the Pressware pipeline.

To that end, I thought it might be worth sharing the current plans I have for Mayer, the eCommerce gateway I’m working to setup for Pressware as well as my current theme backlog.

Looking at the Next Version of Dev Practices

For a little over half a year now, I’ve been running (or simply managing, at times) a Tumblr blog called Dev Practices. The whole idea behind the blog is simply this:

A day in the life of a developer as illustrated by GIFs.

But I’ve been surprised. The site’s been a lot of fun to manage, people have been contributing to it, and there’s a backlog of at least a month’s worth of content.

So, like any developer at this point, I’ve started thinking about Dev Practices 2.0 (of course, I should probably come up with a better than than name, right?)

Title Capitalization for WordPress 1.1.2

A couple of weeks ago, I released the first version of Title Capitalization for WordPress. After the first version was released, I received some feedback both in the form of code reviews, issues, and some other minor updates.

In case you missed it, I released 1.1.2 to GitHub on May 4th (because you should always ship something on Star Wars day :).

The Logo for the WordPress Plugin Boilerplate

As discussed earlier last month, the next version of the WordPress Plugin Boilerplate is currently in development.

For those who are interested:

  • You can find the current stable version on GitHub.
  • The develop branch to which the core team and I are working (though we’re not currently accepting pull requests).
  • And you can read about the changes in the upcoming version in this previous post.

The foundation of the status of the next version of the Boilerplate currently leaves a lot to be desired, but the team and I – along with the help of Slack (probably a topic for another post ) – are in the process of planning the upcoming website that will accompany the project.

Slack - WordPress Plugin Boilerplate

The problem? We’re all developers, but we need a logo.

Title Capitalization for WordPress

When it comes to drafting and editing posts, one of the things that I often have to refer to is how to properly capitalize certain headings. I’d figure after this long, I’d actually have all of the rules memorized, but apparently that’s not the case (no pun intended :).

Anyway, in order to help with this, I was using a third-party tool for double-checking proper capitalization of post titles and heading elements. But, over time, that became a bit tedious so I created a small plugin to automatically and properly capitalize post titles and the heading elements of post content.

Stretching myself as creatively as possible, I’ve opted to call the plugin Title Capitalization for WordPress.

How We’re Planning The Next Iteration of the WordPress Plugin Boilerplate

Months ago, I announced that there was going to be a major update to the WordPress Plugin Boilerplate.

Because of its nature in being a hobby project, because this project is something that’s being worked on by a number of contributors, and because the next iteration is going to be a major rewrite of what we have so far, it’s taking a while to begin pushing code for the new Boilerplate.

But there are a lot of neat things coming, and I think that even if it’s taking us a while to get something on GitHub, it’s worth providing updates as to where we currently stand with the project.

The Third Version of Live Theme For WordPress

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About four years ago, I had the pleasure of working with a team to help deliver the first iteration of Live Theme for WordPress; however, as the team leaned out, changed directions, and paired down our product focus, we sold the product to someone else for continued development and maintenance.

To make a somewhat long (perhaps even boring) story short, I’m currently working on the third version of Live Theme for WordPress.

Updates To Markdown Code For WordPress (0.5.1)

One of the small plugins that I’ve maintained – and used – for sometime is the Markdown Code For WordPress plugin.

I initially wrote the plugin last year as a way to easily include my most frequently used markdown syntax into my post and comment editing.

Specifically, the plugin supports:

  • Backticks for code.
  • Single-asterisks for emphasis.
  • Double-asterisks for strong.

That’s all – short and sweet.

But with some of the latest changes to Jetpack and while I’ve been working on a number of smaller projects (or cleaning house of some of them), I went ahead and made some minor updates to the plugin.