Tag: helen hou-sandi
A GitHub Action to Deploy to the Plugin Repo
Deploying a WordPress plugin to the WordPress.org repository has been challenging for most developers for at least a few years. Why? Mostly because almost no one learns Subversion (the version control system that WordPress.org uses) anymore. So we’ve all cobbled together different versions of things that kind of work. And at least for me, I often forget what mine is, and how to use it. (For those real nerdy folks, what I have used a variation of Scribu’s scripts: http://scribu.net/blog/deploying-from-git-to-svn.html. It works for me, but I wouldn’t really recommend it as the perfect system. It’s just good enough that I’ve not sought an alternative.)
Theme Starter Content in 4.7
One of the focuses that Helen Hou-Sandi chose for WordPress 4.7 has been the experience for new users of WordPress. I think this is really wise, as WordPress faces increasing competition from hosted off-the-shelf website-building platforms that have long made that a much higher priority than WordPress has.