Five Cool WordPress Things

I gave a small talk today at the WordPress KL Meetup in which I discussed a few cool WordPress-related things that are happening in my world currently. This is presented in case folks might find some use from one or more of these!

Five Cool Things:

  • CiviCRM
  • Genesis
  • Soliloquy
  • WordPress powers a quarter of the web 😀
  • WordPress 4.7 and Twenty Seventeen

*Important note: I am not commercially affiliated with any of the plugins mentioned here; i.e., these are my own recommendations and I haven’t been paid to promote them. Tadpole Collective is a CiviCRM partner organization.

Download the slides [PDF]

David Bowie Tribute Concert

I got to be part of a very cool project this winter as Johann invited me to join a band he put together for a series of David Bowie tribute shows. We performed together with two other bands on two different nights in two separate venues!

One of the coolest parts about this project for me was that I was playing bass instead of guitar. They needed a bass player so there ya go. Play bass, mate? Yer in the band.

No recordings from the shows themselves, but I did make this tape of our final rehearsal.

DeadPress – My First WordPress Plugin

I have built and contributed to many WordPress websites, but in over a decade of WP development I have never built my own plugin from scratch and released it officially. Today I’ve finally done that.

My goal was to have a plugin in the WordPress.org repository, where it could be easily seen and downloaded by anyone in the world after having received a vetting from core team members. But I didn’t have any ideas for necessary plugins. So I made an unnecessary one!

DeadPress combines my love of WordPress and the Grateful Dead. Continue reading DeadPress – My First WordPress Plugin

The Gaslight Café

We spent the New Year holiday hanging out with Johann and Hazel, proprietors of the Gaslight Café, and good friend Shahid, one of the many musicians who call the Gaslight home.

This has been my go-to place for the last year. I’ve seen many perform here, and I’ve even been on stage myself. It’s a wonderful community, and if you should ever find yourself in Kuala Lumpur, it’s worth checking their calendar to see if you can catch a show.