Five Reasons Why I’m Thankful for WordPress


As a Front-end WordPress Developer, I’ve become an avid reader of WordPress Tavern; their articles are always relevant to me and of a very high quality with just the right amount of new information. Their recently published article, 6 WordPress … Continue reading

WebDevStudios is Dedicated to the Future of WordPress!


At the end of September, Matt Mullenweg published a blog post outlining his vision of Five for the Future. DradCast interviewed Matt at WordCamp San Francisco 2014, here’s what he had to say: WebDevStudios is Dedicated to the Future of … Continue reading

WordPress for Schools and Education – A WebDevStudios and WP Engine Event in NYC

Are you a school administrator, municipality representative, or local government agency stuck wondering why you’re burdened with an antiquated, expensive and proprietary content management system that is simply impossible to manage at scale? If that sounds like you, then you’ll … Continue reading

Beginners Guide to Contributing to WordPress

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I’ve been working with WordPress since 2006, but never on WordPress. In other words, I’ve never contributed code. Excited and nervous at the same time, I started asking other team members for help. It was suggested that I start with the handbook, … Continue reading

Debugging with Xdebug, VVV, and Sublime Text

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ARE YOU READY TO TAKE YOUR DEBUGGING TO THE NEXT LEVEL?! ARE wp_die AND print_var JUST NOT CUTTING IT!? XDEBUG IS THE ANSWER! Xdebug is a PHP extension that provides advanced debugging capabilities such as breakpoints, watch expressions, and more in-depth error reporting. Setup … Continue reading

Hacking WordPress Search for Fun and Profit!


I spoke at WordCamp SLC last month on the topic of WordPress search. Why did I speak on the topic of WordPress search? you might ask. I mean, everybody knows WordPress search is dumb and doesn’t work very well, you … Continue reading

Security and Privacy Considerations for Website Owners and Developers

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As a multiple website owner and WordPress front-end developer, I am passionate about website security and privacy practices, and the applications and requirements as a modern web developer. I have come to learn that just because you can do something, … Continue reading

WordCamp San Francisco is the World Series of WordPress

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WordCamp San Francisco is the Mecca of all WordCamps. With WordPress names like Matt Mullenweg (Co-founder of WordPress and CEO of Automattic), Mark Jaquith, and Andrew Nacin — it’s where you want to be. This year, WordCamp San Francisco is being held … Continue reading

Customizing MediaElement.js for WordPress

MediaElement.js is a JavaScript library that gives you video and audio play capabilities based on the HTML5 specifications. It includes a Flash wrapper for browsers that don’t support certain codecs or that don’t support the HTML5 <audio> and <video> tags. … Continue reading

An Overview of the WordPress JSON API


WordPress has had no formal REST API. There is the crude XMLRPC, but we won’t go into the gory details of the past. As part of Google Summer of Code (GSOC), Ryan McCue submitted a proposal for creating a formal JSON … Continue reading