As I wrote last year: I write to share my thoughts about how BuddyPress did last year and highlight our successes because, let’s face it, we’re not always great at celebrating the effort we all put into each BuddyPress. The beginning of a new year is the perfect time for a moment of reflection. Let's … Continue reading BuddyPress in 2016.
At the beginning of the year, there was a trend to write "in review" posts. Rather than blog, I emailed a group of close friends with my thoughts on how we (BuddyPress) did. Now that a bit of time has passed, I'm posting it here verbatim: Hello friends, I hope you’re all having a good … Continue reading BuddyPress in 2015 – my review
Back in March 2009, I released my first-ever plugin for BuddyPress. BuddyPress was my gateway drug to WordPress, so it's pretty much the first experience I had with writing PHP and working with WordPress. That plugin was Welcome Pack: Welcome Pack is a BuddyPress plugin that enhances the new user experience. When a user registers … Continue reading Emails in BuddyPress 2.5
Managing a software project around version numbers holds back prompt releases of new features. To paraphrase a Hollywood pirate, they're more like guidelines, anyway. I've been fortunate (read: stubborn enough) to have been contributing code to BuddyPress since around late 2009. In those early days of the project, the time between releases has fluctuated significantly. … Continue reading The tyranny of version numbers