Author Archives: Mike Adams

About Mike Adams

I work at Automattic...


I’m speaking at WordCamp Orange County 2012 today about WordPress’ core HTTP APIs and’s REST API. This post has a bunch of links and examples for the attendees to reference later. Click the “Pages” links below to find everything. … Continue reading

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Automattic 5k in Victorville, CA

Michelle and I did our 5+k a day or two early, and all we got were these geocaches. To complete the 30 YEARS OF PACMAN and The Smiley Series geocaching “geoart” series, we: Walked 14 miles in the desert, Found … Continue reading

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Automattic 5k in Pasadena, CA

Michelle and I walked our part of Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5k this afternoon. Interestingly, despite the hundreds (thousands?) of people doing the 5k, “our part” was still five kilometers long. You’d think we could have split it up better or … Continue reading

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WordPress __autoload() idea

PHP 5 introduces autoloading classes. The way WordPress is currently structured, I don’t think we’d get much benefit from switching to autoloading. There aren’t that many classes in core WordPress that don’t need to get loaded on every page load. … Continue reading

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Post Revisions in WordPress 2.6

Have you ever saved a post on your blog only to realize later that you accidentally erased a critical paragraph? Ever worked on a blog with multiple authors and needed to keep a log of who changed what and when? … Continue reading

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Improved Post and Page management in WordPress

Managing thousands of posts and dozens of drafts will be much easier in the upcoming WordPress 2.3 thanks to some revamped backend code and admin interfaces. First, the interface changes. In Manage -> Posts you can currently look for posts … Continue reading

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Hitting WordPress Attachment Handling

In debugging some stuff here on, I dived (once more) into the image handling guts of WordPress. A while ago, I revamped WordPress’ inline uploading functionality to be more pluggable, cacheable, maintainable and (hopefully) intuitive. A hundred bugs later, … Continue reading

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