Yesterday I had some free time, so I wrapped up new plugin to delete post revisions, if you aren’t using and forgot to disable them. Yes I know there already are similar plugins in .org repository, but some of them offer unnecessary options, others are outdated. So here’s my new plugin – Easy Delete Revisions.
P.S. I hope my relation with revisions would change after 3.6, new UI looks really good.
I wish WP.org plugin repository had more social staff, like ability to follow developers. That would make quality plugin search process easier. Imagine, you could narrow down the search results to plugin author, which you’re following.
What other social features would you love to see in plugin repository?
Rewrite endpoints API is fresh tutorial by Jon Cave (a.k.a duck_), another great recourse for plugin developers.
Being mentioned in WordPress credits, feels really good, even I only did few small contributions. Planing get involved more in next releases.
Meta boxes are not used to divide a screen into sections visually. (An exception would be the Link Manager, which is very old and shouldn’t be used as a guideline.) They’re designed to provide flexible layouts for the post and dashboard screens.
Andrew Nacin, WordPress Core Developer.
Great description for meta boxes use.
Almost two weeks ago Automattic’s VIP team announced about summer internship.
Since then I’m thinking what can I do in a scope of proposed partnership. My first idea was WordPress media library, many folks around our community feel bad about media library, so I would love to spend my summer making small improvements to it.
Got my second idea few days ago when Daniel Bachhuber tweeted this:
This is a really cool idea and I would love to spent my summer dream internship working on this, under mentorship of Daniel and other VIP team members.
While checking links from Lance Willett‘s WordCamp San Diego talk, found reference to post by Nacin “5 Ways to Debug WordPress“, that I read while ago, where Nacin suggests using ‘all’ and ‘shutdown’ hooks for debugging. Found those methods very hand, especially ‘all’ hook, which fires for every action and filter and to quote Nacin:
You’ll be surprised how many hooks get executed on every page load. Good for troubleshooting and identifying the right hook.
Here’s code snippet you can put somewhere in you development/debugging plugin.
add_action( 'all', create_function( '', 'var_dump( current_filter() );' ) );
Lance’s talk from WordCamp San Diego – Theme Busters R Us
_s (Underscores) starter theme makes theme developers lives easier and Theme Reviewers team happier.
Just reviewed theme which was based on _s and only found one issue (and I think that was simply missed by dev), that’s pretty rare in my review cases.
Today my third patch was applied to bbPress. Patch adds forum/topic/reply attributes help tab to contextual help.
It feels good to be a part of open source project.
Create “Delete Post Revisions” plugin, good and simple one!