How can WordPress plugin authors disrupt harassment and fight abuse through code?

I recently participated in a panel discussion on Fighting Online Harassment in WordPress. Coordinated by Matt Cromwell, Co-Founder and COO at GiveWP, the panel aimed to continue the conversation about online harassment, which recently became more personal for the WordPress community through Mika Epstein’s experiences shared on her personal blog. You can watch a replay (more…)

Heartbeat API for WordPress

As part of the JavaScript chapter for our upcoming book Building Web Apps with WordPress, I got a chance to research and work with the Heartbeat API that is new to WordPress 3.6. It’s a cool little piece of functionality that will help out developers building asynchronous apps on top of WordPress. At first, I (more…)

Why We Changed The Domain of Our Book’s Site to BWAwWP.com

(Originally posted to my Google+ account.) Just a quick post here RE why we decided (without hearing explicitly from the WordPress foundation) to change the domain of our book’s site frombuildingwebappswithwordpress.com to bwawwp.com. So first, the original domain we chose is the full book title. It’s a pain in the butt to type all that, but we liked that (more…)