category: wordpress

14
SEP
2009

You can check out the full interview that I gave Lorelle here. I like to thank her for this wonderful opportunity. Below is a part of the interview:

As a key player in development, Shane has a rare insider’s view of how Woopra works and how WordPress and Woopra can work together better. Over the past year, he’s worked hard to bring the Woopra WordPress Plugin into compliance with future versions of as well as expand it’s capabilities and functions.

I recently talked with Shane about his involvement and why Woopra is important to him.

Shane has multiple degrees in politics and history with two years studying IT at RIT. He lives in New York and, like so many, has had a long, unsatisfying experience playing around with various stats packages. He is a “self-credited PhD in Geekology” and one of Woopra’s favorite geeks. And trust me, don’t get him near Flash. He’s obsessed with Flash design.

If you want to contact me, please use the contact form above to send me off an email. Enjoy!

01
SEP
2009
01
AUG
2009

Media Feature Vote In!

Posted by Shane

The Media 2.9 Feature vote is in! Albums top the list as I thought they would. This gives me a good idea where to bring the Media Wireframes Document up to speed and allows me now to get back in with Mark, Jane_, and Rudolf Lai who has been working on this feature during the summer as part of the Google Summer Code Project.

Expect to see increased activity surrounding media work in the coming days/weeks . Might slow down a few of the plugins I am developing, but in the end I rather wait to get 2.9 out the door than release my plugins and theme! (Notice “singular” in “theme”. :))

30
JUL
2009

I got the news last night as I was heading to bed that the 2.0.x (and below) branch is no longer supported. “No Longer Supported” means that the development team will not work on it if there is a security hole found. The minimum that you must have is version 2.1 (Code Name: Ella) in order to get support. It is still highly recommended that any user upgrade to the latest version of 2.8.2. This allows you to stay on a more maintained branch.

29
JUL
2009

Another day.. another innovation over here at the rabbit hole and for other WordPress blogs a-like.

One of the things I started dreading when I first started this blog again back in July 2008 is that eventually that archives ‘By Month’ list and categories list was going to get so long that it was going to be lopsided and lots of items really make the site look “longer” than it really was when it comes to the vertical scroll bars.

What I needed to do now since both the Archives and the Categories list was getting to long, I wanted to shorten them up, but still allowing the user (that’s you..) to be able to still be able to browse all the available archives months and categories without having to view the full archives view.

read more ‘Scrollable Categories and Archives using jQuery Tools

26
JUL
2009
25
JUL
2009

As a contributing developer to the WordPress code base, I find it very hard to operate now a days to get WordPress to do more functionally with keeping in mind that it was to work on at least PHP 4.3.0. Right now only 10 to 15% of the code is true object based code. Most of it having to do with quires to the database.

What is the problem with PHP 4.3.0?  PHP 4.3.0 through versions of PHP 5.2.9 is not supported anymore. This creates a number of issues in dealing with security issues. 3/4 of the worlds blogs are now WordPress. A lot of potential holes.

It’s not official yet that WordPress 3.0 be only PHP 5.3.0+. I am going to try to bring this to the developer meeting this next Thursday, July 30th, 2009.