WordPress 3.5 + Me

WordPress 3.5 dropped today. This is a special release for me because my picture made it to the Credits and I had 30-40 of my patches committed. Here’s the full list: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/search?q=wonderboymusic&noquickjump=1&changeset=on

The hightlights:

I have 55 patches on deck for 3.6 already, excited to see what makes it! If anyone out there is thinking about contributing to core and is hesitant, don’t be. 90% of success is showing up. Be There. Subscribe to Trac. Comment on tickets. Test patches. Occasionally check in on IRC. The people who are making WordPress are there. You could be one of them.

I was just a little lad with a dream 2 years ago at my first WordCamp in NYC when I grilled Nacin and Koop about using IDs instead of classes in the CSS selectors for Twenty Ten. Koop talked to me afterward and suggested I contribute to core. My first patch was at the after-party for WordCamp San Francisco 2011 at 2am at the old Automattic space at the Pier on the Embarcadero. I got 1 patch into 3.2. 1 patch into 3.3. Zero into 3.4. And here we are.

3 thoughts on “WordPress 3.5 + Me

  1. I removed AtomPub from core (sorry Dougal!) and turned it into a plugin

    Ha! No worries. Elias Torres deserves most of the credit for that, anyways. I did a some cleanup and added some attachment support. AtomPub is just another one of those cases of a good technology that just never got enough critical mass behind it.

Holler

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