Blog Posts

  • Yellow leaves in green grass

    Using Laravel’s Container In A WordPress Plugin

    A common pattern in WordPress development is to have one “Plugin” class, that implements the singleton pattern, and has an instance of each class the plugin uses sets in properties. The first time the singleton is called, all of the classes are loaded and the important hooks are set. That’s a lot of responsibilities. Modern […]

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  • A pond behind some leaves that are on the ground and growing on bushes.

    Plugin Machine Update: Mid January 2022

    New Plugin Machine features and videos. Several ways to make WordPress plugin development easier and faster.

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  • Long green and yellow leaves on the ground.

    Plugin Machine Update: Early Access!

    If you’ve signed up for the early access email list, check your email, there is a special invite for you there. If you’re not on the list yet, sign up using the form at the bottom of this post, and you will get an invite soon. When its fully ready, Plugin Machine will help you […]

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  • Red and yellow leaves on a tree.

    Plugin Machine Update: Beta 3

    Today I made the third beta update available for beta testers. This is an update I was working on for over a month now. It represents incorporates feedback from beta testers and conversations I’ve been having with WordPress plugin developers and community members. Plugin Machine is a tool for making plugin development easier, faster and […]

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  • A blue sky, with the sun shining through the leaves.

    Why I’m Building Plugin Machine

    If WordPress hadn’t been such an approachable way into web development, back when I started editing functions.php in WordPress 2.7 via ftp, I wouldn’t have the career, life and friends I have today. That’s huge for me. I love the folks I’ve met through this community and I love sitting at home, listening to my […]

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  • Screenshot of phpunit tests being run in vsCode and passing

    Hi Roy!

    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

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