Explaining the WordPress plugins dependencies problem

There is a lot of confusion in the WordPress ecosystem when it comes to the issues around bundling dependencies. Peter Suhm has published a detailed post about this exact issue:Ā A Warning About Using Composer With WordPress, where I have leftĀ the following (partial) comment: So imagine both of us loading library x in our plugins, both […]

Solving dependency management in WordPress plugins

I’ve been working on a proof of concept for solving dependency management in WordPress plugins for a while now. It was in a private repository on GitHub, where I would invite some people in to work out the most obvious issues, while keeping it a bit on the down-low (this is a big change, potentially, […]

This is how you deal with negative feedback

This morning I found out that the Instagrate plugin I use to import my Instagram pictures in my Moblog category, adds an HTML comment with a link to their website in every single post they import. As you might understand, I wasn’t really pleased aboutĀ that, so I tweeted: Hey @polevaultweb, injecting links (even in comments) […]

The WordPress way, is it always your way?

Andrey Savchenko, better known as Rarst, announced that he’s removing all his WordPress plugins from the official repository. He’s been talking about it for a while, but now finally pulled the trigger on this decision. Things like the mandatory support forum for each plugin, without theĀ option to disable it or use an external support system, […]

About not posting more often…

While I’m sitting in the departure area at Schiphol Airport, sipping on a Starbucks drink, I suddenly realised that it was over three weeks since my last post here. So far so good with my blogging resolutions… And now there’s a special of the Dutch Webdesigner Magazine being published, with two articles by me in […]