WordPress core developer Mark Jaquith has started a new practice on his website where visitors will be able to use a question submission form to ask Mark anything having to do with WordPress. It could be a question regarding WordPress, usage, security, or development issues. From time to time, Mark will be publishing the chosen question or questions and answering them on his site. Considering Marks extensive knowledge in development security, it will be interesting to see how many of those questions are submitted/chosen.
By Jeffro on July 2, 2010
By Jeffro on February 12, 2010
Mark Jaquith has published his tongue in cheek version of guidelines that plugin authors should NOT DO or else the plugin would end up being removed. The list is not comprehensive and does not include all situations in which a plugin would be removed but the advice Mark gives at the end of the post should be heeded.
Be cool, think of how your plugin benefits its users, and write awesome plugins.
Also read through the comments, especially for Mark’s take on #5.
By Jeffro on September 3, 2009
Joost De Valk who hosts the PressThis podcast recently conducted an interview with Mark Jaquith to discuss the future of WordPress. Mark is one of the core committers to the project so he would obviously know a thing or two with regards to the future direction of the software. During the interview, we get to find out what’s on tap for WordPress 2.9, some discussion around post types, taxonomies, using WordPress as a CMS, roles and capability simplification, and much more. If you’re interested in the future development of WordPress, definitely download this episode and give it a listen.
You can listen to Joost De Valk live on WebmasterRadio.FM on Tuesdays at 5PM EST. Three hours before the life recording of WordPress Weekly.
By Jeffro on April 11, 2009
Mark Jaquith, the developer of the popular Subscribe To Comments plugin has put the call out on his developer blog asking users to test out the new version of the plugin. According to the post, the new version will contain options to Double Opt-In but more importantly, the entire storage system for subscriptions will be consolidated into one method instead of two. Mark needs the testers to ensure the transition between storage systems works over smoothly.
If you meet the following requirements, you should get in touch with Mark.
- Current running WordPress 2.7 or 2.7.1
- Currently running Subscribe to Comments 2.1.2
- Have a large number of comment subscriptions (at least 500)
- Are able to make a SQL backup of their comments table prior to testing, and restore it in the event that something goes wrong
Contact information can be found on his blog post.