Following up on WordPress in a Next Generation PHP World

In April, just as WordPress 4.3 was beginning development, I started a conversation about WordPress, PHP7, and HHVM. Now that WordPress 4.3 has been released, I’m glad to say WordPress is looking great as far as PHP7 goes. I’m planning on spending some time during the 4.3 development cycle focused on these next generation platforms. The PHP […]

It’s time to Escape the WordPress Bubble

WordPress has a bad rap in outside circles.  While other communities are seeing WordPress as more than blog software, many still think that since WordPress supports PHP 5.2, it doesn’t also support PHP 5.6 or HHVM.  They don’t know about the all the interesting problems that WordPress solves so that users and developers can get there jobs […]

The Benefits of a Good Conference Introduction

Many technical conferences have no speaker introductions or very poor introductions.  “Next up is, um *look at phone* Aaron who will be talking about, um *look at screen* The Next Big Thing”.  While this does serve the benefit of helping people make sure they are in the room they intend to be in, it doesn’t […]

I’m speaking at WordCamp Europe 2015

We have another group of speakers to introduce you to today. They come from across the WordPress community and around the world. We hope you’re as excited as we are about seeing them in Seville in just a few months! Source: Welcome to another group of WordCamp Europe speakers | WordCamp Europe 2015 I’m excited […]

WordPress 4.2 Field Notes 

WordPress 4.2 includes both new and improved features. It also includes changes under the hood.  While I’m sure you’ve been testing your themes, plugins, and sites in preparation for the release, you may have missed the announcements of all the changes. Here is a quick rundown of developer related things you should know: Source: WordPress › WordPress […]

I am this years WordCamp Philly Keynote Speaker

We’re pleased to announce that Aaron Jorbin will be the Keynote speaker for WordCamp Philly 2015! Source: WordCamp Philly Keynote Speaker – Aaron Jorbin | WordCamp Philly 2015 On Saturday, I got a phone call asking if I would be interested in presenting the Keynote address at WordCamp Philly.  I didn’t have to think very long. […]

WordPress › Let WordPress Speak: New in WordPress 4.2 « Make WordPress Accessible

WordPress 4.2 is shipping with a useful new JavaScript method: wp.a11y.speak(). This is a utility to make it easy for WordPress core to create consistent methods for providing live updates for JavaScript events to users of screen readers – with the side benefit that developers of plug-ins and themes can also make use of it […]