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Adding New ACF Repeater Items to the Top

May 27, 2019

Last year I wrote about using an Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) repeater field to manage data in a custom table for storing versions of the Delicious Brains plugins. In the table, the versions are rendered in descending order, so the latest version is at the top. However, when a new row is added to the […]

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2018 Year in Review

December 21, 2018

The days are long, but the years are short. Gretchen Rubin Here we are again, the end of another year. It’s flown by. Having children certainly makes the year feel like it has gone in a blink of an eye. As usual, I want to take a moment to reflect on what’s happened to me […]

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Managing WordPress Custom Tables with an Advanced Custom Fields Repeater Field

November 28, 2018

Whilst working on the site we had the need to store some data about a custom post type. Because of the nature of the data it didn’t make sense to try and shoehorn it into the post meta table as a serialized array. Instead, creating a custom table to store it was the better […]

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2017 Year in Review

December 31, 2017

2017 seems like it has come and gone in a blur! It’s that time again to do a bit of reflection and try to make sense of what has happened in the last 12 months.

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Key Person Dependency in OSS Projects or: Do We Need to Talk About Ryan McCue?

June 1, 2017

The latest discussion happening amongst WordPress core contributors and developers is about which new JavaScript framework to adopt in WordPress core. I’m not going to wade into that debate here, but rather pick up on something in this WP Tavern article about the debate, as an argument against using Vue.js: “I’m uncomfortable relying on a […]

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2016 Year in Review

December 21, 2016

I can’t believe this is my fifth year in review post! I have to admit when I first wrote one at the end of 2012 it felt a bit self indulgent, but fast forward to the end of 2016 and it’s great to be able to look back at what’s happened in each year, and […]

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Unit Testing Custom WP-CLI Commands

November 1, 2016

Recently I’ve been spending pretty much all my time working on Mergebot for Delicious Brains, which mainly consists of building the WordPress plugin part of the project. I’ve also been spending a good deal of time refactoring code, making code testable, and generally implementing best practices to ensure code is maintainable and has high unit […]

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2015 Year in Review

January 2, 2016

2015 was a busy year! Having a new son meant I didn’t have chance to set any goals for the year, just keep things ticking over.

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2014 Year in Review

January 2, 2015

Things are a little busy at the moment, so here is the abridged version:

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Workflow Automation for WP App Store

July 26, 2014

This is the second post in the series about WP App Store. The series aims to chart the progress of the project since purchase, from experiments in marketing to technical aspects of the site. In this post I will cover the improvements to the workflow around on-boarding and managing of deals. There are some aspects […]

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