What should be custom properties in wp-admin?

In a recent post on make.wordpress.org/core, Kirsty started the conversation on implementing custom properties in the WordPress admin. One recurring question is – how do we balance customization and ease of use? Ideally we’ll come out of this with a system that is understandable, that both core and plugin creators can use to create new …

WordPress REST API React/Redux helpers

Over the past year +, I’ve been working in-depth with React at Automattic. I’ve also been trying to bring everything I’m learning there into WordPress themeing (since that’s a hobby of mine). Last year I posted about a simple theme, Anadama, which used the REST API plugin. With the REST API slated to be released …

Local Development for WordCamp Websites

Note from 11/2019 — this approach should still work, but the recommended WordCamp.org dev environment has shifted to use docker instead of the full VVV + meta environment setup. There are instructions in the .docker folder in the repo. Join us in #meta-wordcamp on slack if you have questions 🙂 An important aspect of running …