Here is my proposal to enhance profiles.wordpress.org during GSoC 2013…
About 2.5 months ago, I created a minimalist, clean child theme for the Twenty Twelve theme, called Code Red. Although I used it for a day or two on my blog, I reverted back to WP-Svbtle.
Today I found some time to revise it and created a monochromatic theme with a different set of fonts and pretty much the same layout. In other words, the theme you are looking at right now.
I just released WordPress Move 1.3.2. This release fixes only a single bug which was causing data losses during the migration. If you were experiencing problems with other plugins after the migration, probably this bug was the cause of it.
Changelog for 1.3.2
- Fixed the bug causing problems with other plugins such as Gravity Forms.
2 years ago, I was fortunate enough to join a team of three during the establishment phase of an online newspaper. It was not going to be a yet-another-online-newspaper, it was going to be an online newspaper, prepared by the students of our university. After being a part of that project for 2 years, lately I decided to resign from both of my duties: Administrative Coordinator and Director of Online Operations. I had been the Administrative Coordinator for 40 days and had been the Director of Online Operations for 2 years. These are the things I learned in the meantime.
As a web developer who frequently does front-end designs for web sites and applications, I believe it is one of my duties to learn how to design an interface that makes users’ lives easier. I know that I’m not the only one. In fact, I see people are becoming more and more interested in designing better, more functional user interfaces. I’m not going to sit down and write a long post about user experience best practices but I just want share my 2 cents regarding a very simple issue that most developers don’t seem to care.
Just like everyone else on the Internet, I always wanted to be one of those cool, consistent bloggers. I’m sure I said this a couple of times but this time I’m determined more than ever. I’m so determined, I even changed the design of my website by slightly modifying (made use of better fonts, removed and rearranged a few template bits) the amazing wp-svbtle. Also, migrated the existing comments to Disqus 2012 which I think is the best comment system out there for WordPress today.
Let’s cut it short this time and hope I will return with new blog posts :)
Last week, I needed a plugin to automatically fix the rotation of JPEG images using the orientation data inside them but was surprised to see that there is no plugin that does that. Naturally, I wrote one myself and having some free time yesterday, I also made it available in the WordPress Plugin Directory.
Now here is the interesting part…
A few minutes ago, I googled the name of the plugin to see if anyone wrote anything about it only to see that about 7 hours after the release of the plugin, johnbillion opened a ticket about it requesting it to be implemented in core. As a result of that ticket, about an hour ago, an old ticket regarding this issue is brought back to the table to be considered for the next release.
This feature may or may not make it to the next version of WordPress or any version of WordPress for that matter but once again I realized how awesomely agile the WordPress community is.