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BuddyPress Beginning to Mature At the Right Time

Friday, August 13th, 2010

I’ve written about social-networking fatigue in the past, and still believe that–in the long term–distributed Social Web platforms will win out over the traditional, Web2.0-styled, closed-data-silo social networks. Read more »

WordPress Hook Sniffer v0.14 Released!

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

As I posted about ten-days ago, my WordPress Hook Sniffer had a cold, its sniffer all clogged up and not functioning properly. Today, I release a once-again healthy, new and improved Hook Sniffer plugin for all WordPress plugin developers. Read more »

Important Developers’ Notice: Please deactivate WordPress Hook Sniffer for the time being

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

If you are using my WordPress Hook Sniffer plugin, I ask that you please deactivate it at this time and remove the modified plugin.php file–the one that comes with the plugin–replacing it with the original version that ships with WordPress. Read more »

The Growing Panoply of Specialty BuddyPress Developer and Administration Tools

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

When it comes to the availability of useful, specialty plugins for site administrators and plugin developers, BuddyPress may be approaching an interesting inflection point. Recently, several new plugins have been released that help Read more »

Introducing WordPress Hook Sniffer: a Developer Plugin

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

NOTE: I have not been developing or maintaining this plugin for more than four years. It has been forked by a developer who goes by the name Mirco Babini. You can find his latest version of the Hook Sniffer Plugin at this WP Plugin Repo link.

As a developer, one of the benefits to sophisticated Open Source projects like WordPress and BuddyPress is that a significant amount of foundational code is already in place. This makes adding additional functionality, additional value, to the platform easier. You just create a plugin. Read more »

WordPress Hooks, Barbs, and Snags

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

This article is intended to help you learn how to interpret the output from the WordPress Hook Sniffer developer’s tool

This article is my exhaustive study of what I thought was a simple little function—the do_action function. It details how WordPress action hooks really work. Read more »

Rash Decisions Are Not Good Decisions

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

I recently posted an article entitled, Looking for Two Startup Partners 35-plus years Old.

It is interesting how some people quickly jumped to conclusions and made sweeping assumptions based on a single blog article, or worse yet, blog title. Although the majority of people who have taken the time to comment or tweet about this post have been positive about my efforts, a small minority (across the age spectrum), have been negative, even seemingly offended. Read more »

BuddyPress Privacy: Moving Toward a Privacy API

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

BuddyPress development is moving toward a modular, team-focused approach. In my mind, this is the biggest news that came out of the weekly BuddyPress developers’ chat Read more »

Looking for Two Startup Partners 35-plus years Old

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

At first, that might seem like an odd announcement. But when Dave Winer made a recent post about ageism, I decided that I would try a little reverse ageism in finding startup partners.

Since I am not hiring employees, I am not breaking anti-discrimination laws. I am not making job offers. I am searching for business partners with whom to start a business. Read more »

How Can BuddyPress Developers Earn a Living?

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

In the WordPress ecosystem, when it comes to getting paid for time spent, it seems that theme designers are far ahead of plugin developers. GPLed–premium themes are not only an accepted part of this ecosystem, but seem to thrive. Plugin developers, on the other hand, have been shunned in the past for offering premium plugins. I won’t go into the reasons for this, but there is a sordid history, to say the least. I also do not want to reopen the war wounds from previous debates on this topic. Read more »