Case study in how the AMP plugin for WordPress revealed a security flaw in a popular plugin. Not only did the AMP plugin prevent the XSS vulnerability from being exploitable, but it also pinpointed the code responsible.
If you’ve ever looked into developing a block for the new WordPress editor (Gutenberg), you’ve seen that it’s recommended to code it up with JSX. Blocks are powered by React and the JSX syntax is significantly more readable and less verbose than the ES5-compatible syntax. For example, compare this ES5 code: With this equivalent in […]
I often see tweets from people in the industry announcing major career changes; I never expected that I would be adding to this stream, but today I am. After more than 8 years at XWP/X-Team, I am starting at Google as of October 1st. I’m joining the Developer Relations team at Google to work on […]
Recently I attended WCEU 2018 in Belgrade with quite a few colleagues from XWP. We were there in large part to promote the adoption of progressive technologies in WordPress. We spent a lot of our time at the Google booth where we had an area to talk about contributing to WordPress across a wide range of roles. I spent […]
Here’s a fun little easter egg to add to your WordPress login screen: make it so when you click the “Remember Me” checkbox that the song of the same name from Coco autoplays at the bottom of the login form: Here’s a quick and dirty plugin that does it:
Update 2020-01-16: Back in December 2009 I did a hackathon to create an HTML5 Audio Read-Along (demo) which highlighted the text of words spoken in the corresponding audio being played. To introduce the project I wrote: As I further note in the project’s readme, the process I used to create this read-along demo was extremely tedious. It […]
At WordCamp US 2017 last week, Mel Choyce and I had the opportunity to present the new features in WordPress 4.8 and 4.9 which we co-lead with Jeff Paul. We start presenting ~17 minutes into the State of the Word: State of the Word, 2017 (Photos courtesy of Jeff Golenski and Post Status.)