Chris on…Open Source

Adding progress bars to your WP-CLI processes.

Learn how to add a progress bar to your WPCLI commands

/ March 3, 2017

3 Things More Important than the Programming Languages You Know

Knowing where to get started in software development can be tricky. Here are a few tips I give newcomers looking to make waves.

/ August 29, 2016

Local WordPress development with Pressmatic. A Review.

Full disclosure: I was an early beta tester for Pressmatic and was provided a license key for testing purposes. Screenshots and information in this post may change as the software...

/ July 2, 2016

Delorean Ipsum generator for WordPress

"The way I see it, if you're gonna build a way to quickly insert placeholder text in your WordPress site, why not do it with some *style?*" A quick plugin...

/ June 21, 2016

Testing IP sensitive data on localhost

Recently I’ve been doing some updates to the Fraud Monitor extension for Easy Digital Downloads which helps store owners avoid costly charge-back fees from fraudulent credit card purchases. The most recent...

/ January 25, 2016

Why #AllMyMovies wasn’t so “stupid”

What we can learn, as software developers, from the #AllMyMovies Performance Piece by Shia LaBeouf.

/ December 24, 2015

WordPress Silence is Golden snippet for Sublime Text 2/3

When I’m writing plugins for WordPress, there are a lot of ‘models’ I follow to help speed up the process and one of my favorites is using snippets in Sublime...

/ July 22, 2015

How We Updated 37 Plugins in 4 Days

If you haven’t heard by now, there was a massive day of security releases for several WordPress plugins, and Easy Digital Downloads was no different. We were included in a...

/ April 23, 2015

Prevent additional discounts when renewal discounts are applied

Update: This is now a feature that’s built directly into the Software Licensing add-on for Easy Digital Downloads. It can be accessed in Downloads > Settings > Extensions > Software...

/ April 7, 2015

Coding In Someone Else’s Kitchen

Recently I was watching an episode of Top Chef, from Season 1. Yep, All the way back. In fact it may have been episode one. Anyway, watch this scene, where...

/ March 11, 2015