Working for Automattic is pretty great. I work from home, and also get to travel from time to time. After Hawaii, India, San Francisco, Spain, and a few other places, we decided to head to Dublin for a week to meet, and work on delivering better support for Jetpack, VaultPress, and Akismet users.
If you follow the news, you most likely heard about the Accelerated Mobile Pages Project in the past few weeks. This open source initiative, lead by Google and a few big publishing and technology companies, allows you to serve super fast pages to mobile readers, when they come from a Google Search result or from an app using AMP:
Automattic joined the project and released the AMP plugin, so you can enable AMP on your own site with a few clicks.
It’s not super pretty, though. By default, AMP pages sport a standard blue title bar. That’s where Color Posts comes in! 😊 I just updated the plugin, and it will now change the look of the title bar to match the post’s main color.
All you have to do is install the AMP plugin, and update Color Posts!
You probably already know the Jetpack plugin. But did you know it included developer features you can use when building sites for your clients?
In this article we’ll discover some of Jetpack’s little secrets, and learn how to use them in our projects.
Pour ma première participation à WordCamp Paris, j’ai décidé de parler d’un sujet qui me tient à coeur : Jetpack !
Voici donc ma présentation : en attendant que la vidéo soit mise en ligne, vous pouvez parcourir mes notes ci-dessous, jeter un coup d’oeil à mon diaporama, tout en écoutant mes commentaires dans la vidéo au bas de cet article.
WordCamp Paris 2016, c’est l’occasion pour tous les fans de WordPress de se rencontrer, le 5 et 6 février, à Paris. Vous y serez ? Moi aussi, il faut qu’on se voit ! 😊
It’s that time of the year again. Starting today and until January 4th, the Jetpack plugin will add an option at the bottom of the General settings screen in your dashboard. Turn that option on, and snow will fall on your blog ❆ !
Of course, like with all Jetpack features, we’ve added some filters allowing you to extend or customize it. Here is all you need to know about Holiday Snow in Jetpack.
Back in September, I got the chance to travel to India for a few days. I was invited to speak at WordCamp Pune, and had a few days to discover a part of the Indian WordPress community, meet wonderful people, chat about Jetpack, and share my experiences as a Happiness Engineer at Automattic.
About a year ago I released a small plugin named Color Posts. It’s a fairly simple plugin, and it can be extended with filters. I use it on this site, and I’ve made extensive use of the filters to add some color to the sidebar as well as in other areas of the site.
Among all these customizations, there is one that I really like: if you use Chrome in Android, the browser’s background color matches the color picked by my plugin:
I thought this little detail could be useful for everyone, so added it to the plugin itself! If you use Color Posts, go update now! 😊
Another month, another #wpbudapest meetup! If you live in Budapest and like WordPress, you should join us next time!
This month, we talked about security and I volunteered to give a talk to outline some basic WordPress security principles. You’ll find my slides below, as well as an outline of my talk with some links, and a small screencast of me going through my talk. Our meetup location is quite dark so I opted to record myself at home instead; it’s a good way to practice! :)