What I learned from helping to organize WordCamp DFW

I spent the past several months as the PR and Social Media organizer for WordCamp DFW. Needless to say, I learned a lot being on such an amazing team putting on an incredible event.

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wordpress-javascript

WordPress needs to stay JavaScript framework ‘agnostic’

WordPress currently stands at a fork in the JavaScript road. For a long time, it seemed like a formality that the core team would select ReactJS as the JavaScript framework for WordPress. After all, Automattic, the company that runs WordPress.com, started using it, and the new post editor, Gutenberg, was being built with it. But […]

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Displaying threaded comments with VueJS

Displaying comments in a threaded manner is challenging with the WP REST API. But here’s a simple way to do it with VueJS.

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The new Gutenberg editor in WordPress

In defense of the way Gutenberg adds oEmbeds and Shortcodes

There’s much debate about the Gutenberg editor, especially around these custom blocks which will replace oEmbeds and shortcodes. But it’s not as bad as it might seem.

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The new Gutenberg editor in WordPress

WordPress’ Gutenberg editor looks promising but needs work

WordPress’ eventual new post editor, Gutenberg, became available as a feature plugin two weeks ago. It certainly has it’s flaws but I think it has a lot of potential.

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WordPress 4.8

WordPress 4.8 a great setup for cool things to come

Sure, WordPress 4.8 doesn’t break any major ground, like the WP REST API in 4.7, but it’s another solid, quality release from the volunteers who work in core. And it sets up greater things down the road.

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WordPress home page

Slower WordPress cycle best for moving forward

After WordPress 4.7 dropped in December, Matt Mullenweg announced that he would be taking over and core wouldn’t have a strict timeline for major releases. Now as 4.8 is about to drop, is this slower development cycle worth it?

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Loading more posts with a button click and WP REST API

One of the features I had an issue finding a tutorial over was loading more posts via a button click. So here’s a brief tutorial on how to do just that.

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Why my WP REST theme won’t be in the directory … yet

My new daily blog WordPress theme, Quotidiano, is ready to be released. But considering it utilizes the WP REST API and the lack of knowledge of what it takes to get that kind of theme through the review process, I’m holding off on moving it to the theme directory for the time being.

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Another year, another set of WordPress resolutions

Ah yes, the new year. That time when everyone makes resolutions that they might keep for a couple of weeks. Like I did last year, here are a few WordPress resolutions I hope to keep throughout 2017.

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