You’ve perhaps heard of the
add_theme_support function before, and also seen it used within your WordPress theme? It was introduced back in version 2.9, along with a couple of other related functions; one which you might have never seen before, or know anything about. Justin Tadlock has a great write-up on how to use them easy-to-follow examples.
Jen Mylo (and her team) are putting together a guide for Automatticians on how to be an awesome Automattic representative at a WordCamp. She posted some of the things from her giant list, which are worth checking out. It’s also worth nothing these tips and bits of advice could apply to any other agency and/ or company attending, not just Automattic.
We’ve waited long enough, but Stripe has officially been made available in the UK. I actually got my beta invite last week, and jumped straight on it; can’t wait to start making use of the service! :)
Webdesigner Depot have listed 10 different CSS selectors that you shouldn’t start coding without. So if CSS is something you play with day-in and day-out, then it might be worthy of a read, and bookmarked! :)
Jeff Chandler has a very insightful post on Automattic being a distributed company. He compiled the post from a bunch of notes taken at a recent presentation Toni Schneider made. There’s a few nuggets of information in there you might just like?
Woopra have a rather interesting article on their site referring to SaaS companies, and how they could learn a thing or two from drug dealers. While it’s not a particular subject that I condone, the points made within the post are very valid indeed; definitely worthy of a read. Might just save your business one day?
If you’re looking for ways to make your plugin(s) more flexible for developers, then having a read over the things Chris Klosowski learned is a good place to start. It’s actually a rather timely article considering I’m in the process of creating one myself.
There’s a good chance you’ll have come across
get_template_part() in your WordPress theme, especially if you’ve used Twenty Ten, Twenty Eleven or Twenty Twelve. You’ll maybe also be wondering how that function works? Go and cast your eyes over Konstantin Kovshenin’s article on the subject. It’s perfect for a beginner to read, with simple code examples; there’s nothing technical whatsoever.
Have you ever gone and abandoned that project because you couldn’t come up with the killer name, only to find someone else builds it a few months later, then sells it for $1,000,000+ to Google? It was a similar situation for Dan Grossman, who had trouble naming his next project, until he ran across Stylate. They offer a (potential) solution to this problem, at only a fraction of what it could cost you; check out their mission statement. Handy resource to bookmark for the next time you’re stuck for words!