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Most code I work on is available on GitHub. Here's a few of my latest changes.
- humanmade/hm-base Commented on pull request #54: The variable here should be `$let's`, as it's a contraction…
- rmccue/ama Closed #11: Are you planning to push REST API in WordPress further?
- rmccue/ama Commented on #11: I totally missed this question previously, so sorry! Definitely planning…
- rmccue/ama Closed #12: What is that flying dog drawing you use as your…
- rmccue/ama Commented on #12: It was drawn for me by [First Dog on the…
- rmccue/Requests Closed #232: Referer isn't consistently set across transports
- humanmade/members Pushed 8 commits
- humanmade/members Closed pull request #1
- humanmade/members Commented on pull request #1: The strip/add slashes here is just undoing what `wp_filter_post_kses` does…
I write articles sometimes, often on projects I’m working on. Here’s the latest stuff I’ve published.
- Patch WordPress via GitHub A few days ago, I started tweeting about the Stack Overflow Developer Survey, where 74% of developers surveyed said they dread working with WordPress. I received a tonne of replies that I’m still working through, and I’ll post about that soon. One reply that did come up a few times was contributing via GitHub. Matt […]
- The (Complex) State of Meta in the WordPress REST API One of the other discussion points in our recent API meeting was the state of meta in the REST API. We recently made the somewhat-controversial decision to remove generic meta handling from the API. As we didn’t have time to get into the specifics in the meeting, I wanted to expand on exactly what we’re […]
- Progressive Enhancement with the WordPress REST API In a REST API discussion today, we discussed the future of the REST API. Something I touched upon briefly in that meeting is the concept of progressive enhancement with the REST API. Since this topic hasn’t been brought up much previously, I want to elaborate on how progressive enhancement works. Progressive enhancement is our key […]
- A Future API I published a post today over on Post Status about the future of the WordPress REST API. The year is 2020. WordPress powers over 35% of the web now. The REST API has been in WordPress core for a few years; the year after the REST API was merged into core, WordPress gained nearly 5% […]
- How I Would Solve Plugin Dependencies One of the longest standing issues with the plugin system in WordPress is how to solve the issue of dependencies. Plugins and themes want to bring in libraries, other plugins, or parent themes, but right now, the solutions are somewhat terrible. I thought it was time to get my thoughts down on (virtual) paper. What’s […]
I work on a lot of projects, so here’s a non-exhaustive list of my favourites.
A HTTP client library built for usability and compatibility.
GitHub-style notifications (with reply-by-email) for your WordPress site.
Drop-in replacement for wp-cron. Scales horizontally for multi-server setups.
High-quality placeholder images using miniscule amounts of data.
Completely-rewritten domain mapping for the 21st Century.
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