What’s it like to work at a fully distributed company with a worldwide team and culture guided by a Creed? Welcome to “Life @ Automattic,” an occasional series of Q&As with the people behind the products. Today we spoke with Doyle Irvin, a senior product marketing manager for WordPress VIP. Who are you, what’s your ... Read More.
As a developer, it’s frustrating to constantly deal with configurations, install various libraries, and commercial licenses. We enjoy writing code, building things, and shipping products that help people. Code is poetry. wp-now is a new, zero-config development environment we recently contributed to the WordPress Playground. Currently in its alpha stage, wp-now is already the fastest ... Read More.
For developers working with the REST API, the browser-based API console is an essential debugging tool. It allows you to test your API queries and interactively explore the results (or errors) that the API returns. It also puts the documentation at your fingertips and allows you to build a custom query right from any method’s ... Read More.
We love stats at Automattic. They’re key to understanding our users, and a driving force behind a lot of what we do. When we make a change, we measure its impact and use the metrics to make data-informed decisions. For example, we recently improved how our Publicized posts look on other services. Using our own ... 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.
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.