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Author: Marko Heijnen

WordCamps 2014 recap

Last year was a great year of visiting WordPress events over the world and then specially WordCamps. In total I went to 10 WordCamps where I went to 5 new WordCamps which include that I finally went to Asia to have a look at the community in Tokyo. With a big thanks to my employee 1&1 […]

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All the new stuff

WordPress 4.0 just got released and it had some great stuff added. One of the things you do is maintaining and checking if your plugins are still compatible. For some plugins like YouTube DJ it wasn’t needed and it was as simple as increasing the “tested up to” version but for others I had to do […]

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APIs and WPCentral.io

Recently I started building stuff on top of the WordPress API’s. They have quite some data you could retrieve and you can do really cool stuff with it. On WPCentral.io you can already see how I’m using the version APIs and the download API to retrieve some really awesome stats. I just added linear graphs on […]

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My first WordCamp talk

Today I’m going to tell how I experienced my first WordCamp talk. It was far from good and a lot of things happened afterwards that some people most likely would have stopped speaking. I’m going to explain how I started speaking and why I’m still speaking today. The start In 2010 I visited my first […]

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Sharing that you contributed to WordPress

This weekend I looked at WP Core Contributions Widget from Eric Mann. I wanted to fix that it didn’t always show the ticket number. It’s an awesome plugin that shows what you contributed back to WordPress. As mentioned in one of my previous post I want to highlight my contributions more and I already use this […]

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Speaking at WordCamp Norway

I will be speaking again at WordCamp Norway. It was my first WordCamp I ever spoke at and will always have a special place in my heart. Since then I always spoke at this event and it’s now my third time in a row. This time I will go a bit out of my comfort zone and will be […]

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Updating the site

I always used my site as a playground and in the upcoming weeks I’m trying to modernize it and make it more stable. Tonight I started with updated my about text a bit and the style of my buttons to be more flat. Also trying to see how I can integrate my daily work better in […]

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Speaking at WordCamp Paris

On Friday January 17th I will be speaking at WordCamp Paris. It’s an honor for me to be speaking at this WordCamp since it’s their first WordCamp that allows English talks. Another reason why this is special is that my employer 1&1 will sponsor this WordCamp too and it will be their first. The organization also […]

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This is who I am

Last year was a interesting year and a year that I had enough discussions about things that I disliked in the WordPress community. And I know that some people got offended by it and think I nag about everything. The interesting part is that my friends outside WordPress know be in a complete different way. […]

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Changing the image workflow

In one of my previous blog posts I talked about changing the image editor UI. But this is just a small thing in the whole workflow of dealing with images. Some of the pain points are within how we deal with creating image sizes and how we can edit those and I will going to […]

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2013 Overview and 2014 Goals

This year was a great year with lots of changes. I changed directions with my own company and hired someone to help me out with it. And I got myself a real job at 1&1 to help them out with their hosting platform to improve everything that involved WordPress. WordPress core This year I contributed […]

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Mutual respect in our community

First of all I don’t use names because I don’t think that is relevant. If you followed the last 48 hours on Twitter then you know who they are but this blog post isn’t about attacking people but about understanding each other. No matter what gender and religion we have and where we live. The […]

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