Scratch99 Design http://scratch99.com WordPress products and services Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:08:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.7 Backwards Compatibility For Site Icons In WordPress 4.3 http://scratch99.com/wordpress/development/backwards-compatibility-site-icons/ http://scratch99.com/wordpress/development/backwards-compatibility-site-icons/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:59:21 +0000 http://scratch99.com/?p=685 When WordPress 4.3 was released, it added the ability for users to set a site icon, also known as a favicon, in the Customizer. In the past, users had to either add this manually, through a plugin, or through the theme options (if their theme included this functionality). In this post, I’m looking at the…

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When WordPress 4.3 was released, it added the ability for users to set a site icon, also known as a favicon, in the Customizer. In the past, users had to either add this manually, through a plugin, or through the theme options (if their theme included this functionality).

In this post, I’m looking at the last of those scenarios. What should theme authors do now that WordPress itself offers the equivalent functionality?

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Jeff – This One’s For You http://scratch99.com/wordpress/opinion/thanks-jeff/ http://scratch99.com/wordpress/opinion/thanks-jeff/#comments Sun, 04 Jan 2015 05:43:15 +0000 http://scratch99.com/?p=574 I’m writing this post because of the very sad passing of Kim Parsell, but it’s not going to be about her. Much has already been said by people who knew her far better than I. … [visit site to read more]

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I’m writing this post because of the very sad passing of Kim Parsell, but it’s not going to be about her. Much has already been said by people who knew her far better than I. … [visit site to read more]

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The Business Case For Bloat http://scratch99.com/wordpress/opinion/jetpack-business-case-for-bloat/ http://scratch99.com/wordpress/opinion/jetpack-business-case-for-bloat/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:57:09 +0000 http://scratch99.com/?p=564 Editorial Note 16 Feb 2015: This post attempted to answer the ‘why’ of Jetpack’s bloat. On 23 January 2015, at Pressnomics, Matt Mullenweg talked about Jetpack being the reason that WordPress wasn’t in decline and a key factor in the fight against WordPress’s competitors. Although I don’t necessarily agree with this or that it makes…

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16 Feb 2015: This post attempted to answer the ‘why’ of Jetpack’s bloat. On 23 January 2015, at Pressnomics, Matt Mullenweg talked about Jetpack being the reason that WordPress wasn’t in decline and a key factor in the fight against WordPress’s competitors. Although I don’t necessarily agree with this or that it makes Jetpack’s approach okay, I do absolutely believe that Matt believes this very strongly. It actually validates most of this post – although I now believe the driver is helping to grow the platform, rather than simple business benefits for Automattic.

Recently, there has been some discussion around whether Jetpack is bloated. Hmm, actually, we’ve been talking about that for years… Anyway, the interesting part to me isn’t whether Jetpack is bloated, it’s why Jetpack is bloated.

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Half Of All Existing WordPress Sites Vulnerable http://scratch99.com/wordpress/opinion/half-existing-wordpress-sites-vulnerable/ http://scratch99.com/wordpress/opinion/half-existing-wordpress-sites-vulnerable/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:53:00 +0000 http://scratch99.com/?p=560 Scary post title right? Well, I wish it was link bait, but it’s not. This is really serious. Yesterday, it was announced that there was a critical security vulnerability with versions 3.0 to 3.9.2 of WordPress. … [visit site to read more]

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Scary post title right? Well, I wish it was link bait, but it’s not. This is really serious.

Yesterday, it was announced that there was a critical security vulnerability with versions 3.0 to 3.9.2 of WordPress.
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Filtering Output From I Make Plugins http://scratch99.com/wordpress/hacks/filtering-i-make-plugins/ http://scratch99.com/wordpress/hacks/filtering-i-make-plugins/#comments Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:44:25 +0000 http://scratch99.com/?p=495 If you create free WordPress plugins then you almost certainly host them on the official WordPress Plugin Directory. You probably also have a home page for them on your own site. But that means keeping both the readme.txt file and your own site up to date with changes. Hassle… … [visit site to read more]

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If you create free WordPress plugins then you almost certainly host them on the official WordPress Plugin Directory. You probably also have a home page for them on your own site. But that means keeping both the readme.txt file and your own site up to date with changes. Hassle…
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How To Delete All Terms In A Taxonomy http://scratch99.com/wordpress/development/delete-all-terms-in-taxonomy/ http://scratch99.com/wordpress/development/delete-all-terms-in-taxonomy/#comments Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:35:46 +0000 http://scratch99.com/?p=424 Here’s how to delete all the terms in a taxonomy, whether it be category, tags or a custom taxonomy. Most sites will never need to do this – and there are probably better ways to do this – but here’s the code anyway. … [visit site to read more]

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Here’s how to delete all the terms in a taxonomy, whether it be category, tags or a custom taxonomy. Most sites will never need to do this – and there are probably better ways to do this – but here’s the code anyway.
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Actionable Analytics (WordCamp Melbourne) http://scratch99.com/website-management/analytics/actionable-analytics-resources/ http://scratch99.com/website-management/analytics/actionable-analytics-resources/#comments Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:13:43 +0000 http://scratch99.com/?p=416 This page contains resources relating to my “Actionable Analytics” talk at WordCamp Melbourne on 27 April 2013. Video Slides

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This page contains resources relating to my “Actionable Analytics” talk at WordCamp Melbourne on 27 April 2013.

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