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Grumpy Dev Syndrome
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Games as platforms for storytelling

As both a dev and a storyteller, I know that games can make an excellent platform for telling stories and it is something I dream about quite frequently. This dreaming leads to an unhealthy dose of Grumpy Dev Syndrome because, well, I can’t use games to tell stories and I …

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Grumpy Dev Syndrome

The world’s grumpiest dev

There are days when despite my best efforts I sort of just feel all Marvin the android with a side order of Eeyore. Today is one of those days. I am a grumpy dev and you should probably just stop reading. Today I feel like the best and worst dev in …

WordPress Development

WordPress Plugin Framework Creation

One of the challenges for Author Buzz was that we need a lot of different functions and features without polluting the plugin list with a large collection of things that blog users cannot directly access. Our ideal solution would be to wrap all the features into one plugin. However, we also …

train crash
WordPress Development

Everything we know about WordPress we learned from the documentation

I cannot say this loudly or often enough: If you did not document it, it does not exist. For two straight days, I have been trying to get to the bottom of the WTF of a few basic elements of WrdPress Themes and BuddyPress. When I say basic I really …

Progress

State of the site: Features and Progress [May 2017]

Every so often I publish a post like this going over our plans and how far along they are. These posts give an overview of all the features that are active, how well we are progressing, and which features we have planned but not yet gotten out of the door. …

WordPress Development

WordPress Child Themes: It’s a bit like that.

Creating a child theme has nothing whatsoever to do with actual children. It is a WordPress term that basically means the same as extends does in PHP. For those of you reading this that are not PHP geeks, a child theme is like creating modifications without modifying the theme itself. You …

Progress

Now with books

Author Buzz now has the books feature sort of working. We have now added the ability to create a database of your published books. The limits are the currently you need to access the admin area and your books do not show up on your feed or profile. Obviously, this is …

Progress

Now with 100% more forums

There may be a winding road ahead, but it just got a little shorter with a significant addition of another planned feature – forums. The forums, which can be found here currently consist of General Chat only. As topic groups suggest themselves we can add more boards as needed. Also, because I …

train crash
Progress

Context specific theme changes

It looks like I have run into the first set of limits that I will have to code around. To be honest, I am surprised that I did not run in tot his sooner. What to do with new users? The Author Buzz home page looks quite lovely for me, …

Progress
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State of the site: Features and progress

Every so often I am going to release a post like this. These posts will give an overview of all the features that are active, how well we are pregressing with getting everything working the way you would want it to and which features we have planned but not yet …

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