Category: Tech

Most of my writing these days is happening over at MasterWP.

  • WordPress’ Secret World of JavaScript

    A recent course about the WordPress Data Layer may have changed my mind about the potential of JavaScript in WordPress.

  • Writing a tiny full site editing plugin

    One of my largest issues with the full site editing user experience is the difficulty in transitioning from the backend to the frontend of your website. If you’re in the site editor, there’s no admin bar, no single click to get back to the front of your website. It requires multiple full-page reloads. I find […]

  • Wow, That Really Blew Up

    Last week I had a WordPress-related tweet sort of ‘blow up,’ although I mean that in really the most insignificant and self-deprecating way imaginable. Within the tiny WordPress bubble, my tweet gained enough traction to be repeatedly shared, referenced in industry newsletters and publications (including SearchEngineJournal?), and even earn me a minor wrist-slapping DM from […]

  • Starting today, would I develop for Shopify or WordPress?

    Starting today, would I develop for Shopify or WordPress?

    Should new developers jump on the Shopify bandwagon or join the WordPress community? Here’s what I’d do if I started fresh.

  • Why I don’t build websites for equity or ownership

    Why I don’t build websites for equity or ownership

    If you’ve been building websites long enough, you will no doubt get the inevitable pitch to build a website for someone’s new business idea. For free.

  • Testing Full Site Editing and Twenty Twenty Two

    Testing Full Site Editing and Twenty Twenty Two

    This week I updated this site’s theme to Twenty Twenty Two and attempted to take advantage of FSE (Full Site Editing) in WordPress 5.9 to design everything you see here.

  • Neil, Joe, and Daniel – Thoughts on the Spotify Podcast Ecosystem

    Neil, Joe, and Daniel – Thoughts on the Spotify Podcast Ecosystem

    The wild west days are coming to an end and podcasts in Spotify are going to function a lot more like Facebook than the open web.

  • Staying Socialized

    Staying Socialized

    One of the common concerns of homeschooling we often hear is that kids need to be socialized. But socialization is public schools is only one specific type of socialization.

  • How to Enqueue JavaScript for a Shortcode

    How to Enqueue JavaScript for a Shortcode

    One of the top questions I get is how to add JavaScript for your shortcode the right way without affecting pagespeed.

  • On Basecamp and Banned Speech

    There’s a saying about being the president: if the problem landing on the president’s desk were easy to solve, it wouldn’t have made it to the president’s desk. In the new social landscape, we’re all the president of our own little social world. We’re all faced with way too many outrageous occasions that beg our […]