We’ve recently made some updates to the REST API which is available here on WordPress.com and for any Jetpack-enabled site that has the REST API module activated. The API now has full read and write support for custom post types and post metadata. You can specify a post’s post type when you create or edit it. ... Read More.
Version 1.2 of the Developer plugin is hot off the press! 1.2 includes a host of UI improvements as well as two new plugins, Log Viewer by Markus Fischbacher, and Jetpack by Automattic, plus a new Jetpack constant, JETPACK_DEV_DEBUG. This release aims to improve the usability of Developer by adding: Detailed messages in case of ... Read More.
Meet Justin Shreve: self-taught coder, cat daddy to Harris and Skylar, Google Summer of Code grad, and all around awesome guy. What motivated you to become a developer? What do you like best about coding? When I was little I used to sit in on the HTML classes that my parents would teach during the ... Read More.
Hello there! Welcome to a new feature of the WordPress Developer Resources Blog — interviews! In this inaugural instalment, we’d like to formally introduce you to Mr. Beau Lebens, though he insists you can call him Beau. Beau is famous for many things, including Krav Maga, and instituting burrito Fridays at Automattic headquarters in San ... Read More.
We have made a few recent additions to our posting APIs that allow more control when creating posts. You can now Set a custom slug for the post permalink using the slug parameter. Disable or enable the publicizing of posts, or only publicize to certain services (Twitter, Facebook, etc) using the publicize parameter. Pass a ... Read More.
Some of you may have noticed the shiny new color picker in WordPress 3.5. This was a great example of collaboration between a commercial service and open source: we developed a color picker for WordPress.com to scratch our own itch, then offered it to WordPress.org. They then pushed us to make it so much better ... Read More.
As of Jetpack 1.9, the WordPress.com REST API can now access self-hosted WordPress blogs with the Jetpack plugin installed. Instead of just building for the WordPress.com platform, you can build awesome applications that interact with WordPress in general. Any applications built using the API for WordPress.com will automatically work with Jetpack-enabled sites running Jetpack 1.9 ... Read More.
UPDATE: we regularly push updates to the developer plugin, make sure you grab the latest version here: https://github.com/Automattic/developer. We’ve pushed out v1.1 of the Developer plugin, which is packed full of goodies for WordPress theme developers. You can now indicate that you’re working on a theme for a self-hosted WordPress install to get recommendations on ... Read More.
We’ve released a new plugin for the P2 theme that we’re calling P2 Hovercards. Hovercards are like extra bits of information about particular links that show up when you hover the corresponding inline link or object (for example, check out our Gravatar Hovercards). With this plugin you can add hovercards to your self-hosted P2 sites. A ... Read More.
Originally posted on Enterprise WordPress hosting, support, and consulting - WordPress VIP: One of the great things about developing for WordPress is the number of tools available for developers. WordPress core ships with a bunch of useful features (e.g. WP_DEBUG) with many more built by the community (like our own Rewrite Rules Inspector and VIP… ... Read More.