Interview on WP Elevation

It’s been a year since this interview, and just now realizing I haven’t put it up on this site. In this interview, Troy Dean of WP Elevation interviews me on topics like WebDevStudios, WordPress and freelancing. Check it out! www.wpelevation.com/2015/01/episode-65-justin-sternberg

Or watch it here:

CMB to CMB2 – a migration tale

In her post, Mika Epstein (@Ipstenu) wrote about the process of porting some CMB code to CMB2.  I especially appreciate the last paragraph:

Simply put, CMB2 does it well, obviously, and simply. The code is easy to understand and implement. I wish it was in core. It’s around 3 megs, but 2 of them are from translations, so it’s really not as horrible as all that.

Thanks Mika! — http://halfelf.org/2016/migrating-cmb-cmb2/

Don’t Repeat Yourself. Use WP Lib Loader instead!

I’m a huge fan of the DRY (Don’t repeat yourself) school of thought, and doing a thing once, and doing it well. Because of this, if I sense there’s any chance the code I’m writing is something that… Read More

What is the future of CMB2?

So recently the WordPress plugin review team, and the WordPress meta team (the team responsible for maintaining wordpress.org and tangential properties like the plugin repo) have been talking about and making some pretty big changes, and it looks… Read More

WPSessions: “Custom Meta and Settings with CMB2”

Last Friday I had the privilege to present on CMB2 for WPSessions. If you use CMB2 at all or are interested in getting started, I HIGHLY recommend you purchase that session.

Please support WPSessions and CMB2 by purchasing the session here.

My presentation/notes for that session can be found here.

CMB2 WordPress Plugin: What is it good for? Absolutely everything!

From the WebDevStudios blog, a general overview of CMB2 and how it compares to the original library, Custom Metaboxes and Fields for WordPress.

CMB2 WordPress Plugin: What is it good for? Absolutely everything!

The false economy of Free WordPress plugins… — originally published by Dan Harrison (of WPDoctors.co.uk)

The one thing that people love about WordPress and the WordPress.org plugins is that they are free. Sure, they don’t cost any money. But they’re not truly free.

You can ask on the WordPress support forums for some help. Or you could email the developer for some help. You might get some help. But what if you don’t get any help? You’ll probably need to pay for some help from a techie or a developer.

But what does it feel like to be the developer of a free WordPress plugin? Read on to find out more…

Two Three Great Posts for Open Source Software Maintainers

After maintaining CMB for some time, I’ve had to learn some of the principles in the following articles the hard way, and am planning on integrating those that I haven’t yet. “Merge pull request” Considered Harmful The ‘Merge Pull Request’ button, although… Read More

Custom Metaboxes and Fields 1.0.0 Released!

From the WebDevStudios blog, talks about a big release for Custom Metaboxes and Fields.

Custom Metaboxes and Fields 1.0.0 Released!

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