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  • Being a better ally and reflecting on yesterday’s actions

    Being a better ally and reflecting on yesterday’s actions

    I deeply regret causing discomfort to Anne McCarthy. I admire her contributions and commit to learning from this experience.

  • Photo Directory Update: March & April

    Photo Directory Update: March & April

    Over the past two months, my contributions to the WordPress Photo Directory have increased by 22, totaling 62 photos. These images, easily embeddable via Openverse, include diverse scenes like La Jolla Bay, a neon ‘#KeepItAwesome’ sign, and several creatively captioned ceramics. All photos by Jeffrey Paul are licensed under CC-CC0 1.0, promoting accessible sharing.

  • What’s a library if not a…

    In chatting with the kids while running evening errands and driving to and from kids activities, one of the 5yos asked why the library wasn’t called the book jackpot. 🤣 Good question kid. I’m now referring to the library as the Book Jackpot™️. Also on: Twitter

  • Photo Directory Update: February

    Photo Directory Update: February

    Following on from January’s post, I’m sharing progress on my contributions to the WordPress Photo Directory over the past month. Before February, I had 14 photos accepted and as this month wraps up that number has increased by 26 to 40 photos in the directory. Want to join in, then submit your photos! February also…

  • Happy 7th Birthday Gutenberg!

    Happy 7th Birthday Gutenberg!

    Just over 7 years ago, Gutenberg was “born“. Congrats to Matías Ventura for that initial commit and the 1,099 contributors for achieving this milestone. Hopefully the new Props Bot will bring significantly more credited contributors over the next year such that we’re celebrating and even more successful 8th birthday next year!

  • Photo Directory Update: January

    Photo Directory Update: January

    In a friendly challenge with peers, I started actively contributing to the WordPress Photo Directory in August 2023. By January 2024, I’ve added 12 new photos, totalling 14 accepted contributions. Images are synchronized from the Directory to Openverse, now weekly—a process I suggest could be more frequent. My photos cover a range of subjects and…

  • Matt + 40 = Bloganuary

    Matt + 40 = Bloganuary

    Earlier this year (I know, AGES ago right?) Matt Mullenweg shared that as part of his 40th birthday he wanted more folks blogging. None of my 27 draft posts felt worthwhile and then realized the Bloganuary prompts might be a good place to go. So here we go with today’s prompt: Describe an item you were incredibly…

  • Are your WordPress plugins GPL compatible?

    Are your WordPress plugins GPL compatible?

    A little over two months ago I spoke at WordCamp US on the topic of “[u]sing a GitHub Action to ensure your plugins are GPL compatible.” The primary concern was ensuring that WordPress plugins focus on more than just first-party code being properly licensed and expanding that to ensure that all third-party libraries (aka dependencies)…

  • Contribute your Photos to WordPress

    Contribute your Photos to WordPress

    Did you know that you can contribute photos to the WordPress project and allow them to be shared and available for others to use in the public domain (CC0 licensed)? Well you do now! Check out the the current photos contributed, submit your own photos, and start to see your own WordPress.org profile grow with…

  • WordCamp US 2023 conference talk

    WordCamp US 2023 conference talk

    WordCamp US 2023 talk (and related presentation slides) on ensuring GPL-compatibility for WordPress plugins using a GitHub Action

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