Author Archives: Brent

About Brent

Born to code.

Priority -1000 for WordPress Hooks, Actions and Filters

I recently came across some code which set the priority parameter for an add_action() call to -1000. I’d never seen a negative number, or such a large number used for a WordPress action or filter’s priority. Turns out, it’s actually necessary to use such … Continue reading

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5 Awesome Companies That Emerged From Crappy Ideas

5 Awesome Companies That Emerged From Crappy Ideas. » A great reminder that a key ingredient for startup success is to be flexible. On my primary product, I’ve made 2 major pivots in 4 months. I’m learning to focus on … Continue reading

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Git to SVN: Automated WordPress Plugin Deployment

During my daily commutes through Version Control land, I’d gladly never leave Git’s bountiful pastures. Alas, to deploy my WordPress plugins, I must check-in my code to a Subversion repository on plugins.svn.wordpress.org. There are a few tutorials floating around the web which … Continue reading

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Reflections on Wikileaks, Spycatcher and Freedom of the Press

The High Court was very clear in declaring that an Australian Court should not act “to protect the intelligence secrets and confidential political information” of a foreign government … via Reflections on Wikileaks, Spycatcher and Freedom of the Press – speech … Continue reading

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Proposal: an Open-Source Zaarly Clone in Node.js

I want to use Zaarly. But I know it won’t come to Australia any time soon. I want to learn node.js. But to really learn it, I have to build something in it. This is the type of coincidence of … Continue reading

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WordPress Admin Page Template for Balsamiq Mockups

I put the word out on Twitter for some Balsamiq Mockup templates for WordPress Admin Pages. Anyone know where I can get a WordPress Admin template for @balsamiq Mockups? — Brent Shepherd (@thenbrent) March 16, 2011 Within minutes, I had … Continue reading

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