Smart Excerpts in WordPress Themes

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What are Archive Excerpts in WordPress? WordPress, though no longer merely a blogging platform, has always had a strong focus on the users experience of blog posts. It’s emphasis on post categorization, tagging, and archive pages helped set it apart from every other CMS in its early days. One central part of that user experience… Read more Smart Excerpts in WordPress Themes

Creating User-Friendly Styled Content in WordPress

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There’s a trend in web development to push for front-end editing of content. There’s a slew of tools available in WordPress that are already pushing the boundaries of what that might look like. Some of them are really robust and reliable, others are bad examples of why front-end editing is so difficult to do well.… Read more Creating User-Friendly Styled Content in WordPress

What I Learned by Contributing to Twenty Sixteen

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I can’t believe it’s been TWO YEARS since I wrote this little post on my first contribution to another author’s WordPress plugin. It was a great feeling way back then. Since then, I’ve always wanted to extend that feeling to contribute directly to WordPress Core. Today I can proudly say: “Bucket-list item: Checked!” This December… Read more What I Learned by Contributing to Twenty Sixteen