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Current state of WordPress

The first version of WordPress has been released more then 10 years ago and it has have many successes on the road. But there are still thinks going wrong and about those things I’m going to talk now. It’s important to keep in mind that this is my vision and that some things are maybe […]

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The next big step in life

Sometimes you make a decision that changes a lot of things. This week I made one. I decided to start working for a boss again. It isn’t something that I needed to do but the opportunity is a nice one and I decided to give it a change. It means changing everything since the job […]

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A fresh new Image editor UI for WordPress

In the beginning of this year I played with a image editor dialog to replace the current image editor. Mainly because that one doesn’t make any sense with the new media dialog. It makes the user experience weird and it’s really ugly hack what they did in 3.5.  Opening a new tab to edit an image […]

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Open source and my opinion on it

This is a blog post that I want to write for a long period but never really now how to structure it. Even the title changed for what I had in mind. I’m even not sure how it is structured right now. In essence open source is that the code is made available for anyone […]

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The future of WPDB

Lately I’m busy with exploring the future of WPDB. Ticket number #21663 on Trac has a lot of discussions and Kurt Payne started with redoing the code. From his code I built a plugin that can be found on WordPress.org. This allows you to use PDO, MySQLi and MySQL functions. It will choose the one that […]

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My involvement in GlotPress

GlotPress is a collaborative, web-based software translation tool. It allows you to your translate plugins and themes and gives your users also a way to contribute back. The website http://translate.wordpress.org is also powered by GlotPress and lets you translate things as WordPress core and the mobile apps. The history This year I started with a […]

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Contributing back a little bit more

A few days ago I decided to contribute 20 hours per week of my time to WordPress and related projects. I did this also for 3.5 and it was a great experience by developing the new image manipulation logic with Mike Schroder. I also fixed some XML-RPC issues and other random things. https://twitter.com/markoheijnen/status/362496315806068736 It’s already special when […]

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Blogging on a regular basic

The next weeks I will do a few blog posts every week. I decided that I must blog more after WordCamp UK and the idea from Mario to do three blog posts every week sounds as a good plan. It will be posted on WP Unknown and this blog depending if it’s a technical WordPress […]

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My life as a freelancer

Currently the way I do business is by definition weird. I love to contribute back to the community and this year I most likely spent more time doing that then paid work. I think my regular week would be working 10 hours for clients. 15 hours one open source and the rest working on my […]

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WordPress and PHP 5.5

As some of you know the mysql extension is deprecated in PHP 5.5. Most likely it still works but when you want to use it now with WordPress it will fill up your logs. This will get fixed in WordPress 3.7 or maybe 3.8 depending on feature scope for 3.7. There is already a ticket […]

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(Dutch) Vaartocht door Amsterdamse grachten

Al een paar keer heb ik het idee gehad om met WordPress mensen door de grachten van Amsterdam te varen. Het was iets wat ik graag 27 Mei tijdens de 10 jarig bestaan van WordPress had willen doen maar dit had betekent dat er geld voor moest worden gevraagd. Tevens leek het weer ook niet […]

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Collaboration between universities and open source projects

This year I’m going to help out with Google Summer of Code (GSoC) within WordPress. GSoC is an event where students work the whole summer on an open source project. This is pretty cool since students spent a lot of time on a project and it can result in something cool. This year I’m really […]

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