The Next Adventure

Over my past few years at Automattic, I’ve worked on a bunch of different teams and projects – VideoPress, the WordPress iOS app, various Social projects, and most recently, o2. I even took a few months to work on WordPress core, helping build the auto-update functionality that we now see rolling out security updates within… Continue reading The Next Adventure

Introducing: Automatic Updater for WordPress

Are you sick of having to wait several seconds for your WordPress site to update? Tired of your plugins not being updated as soon as an update is available? Well, do I have the solution for you! Automatic Updater for WordPress is a light-weight plugin that downloads and installs updates as soon as they become… Continue reading Introducing: Automatic Updater for WordPress

An Automattic Adventure

Today I officially begin my role as a TransCoder (This title is a terrible geeky pun. Blame Matt.) at Automattic. As a TransCoder, I’ll be doing new and exciting things with VideoPress, our video hosting service. For the last 4 years or so, I’ve been working at MySQL (which was swallowed by Sun, which in… Continue reading An Automattic Adventure

Partitioning the WordPress Comments Table

WordPress sites can get big. Really big. When you’re looking at a site of Cheezburger, Engadget or Techcrunch proportions, you get hundreds of comments per post, on dozens of posts per day, which adds up to millions of comments per year. In order to keep your site running in top condition, you don’t want to… Continue reading Partitioning the WordPress Comments Table