Articles by Bryce Adams

  • Code & Jazz

    For me, programming is a lot like jazz, and writing a good app, program, function, is like writing a good jazz piece. In some jazz pieces, there’ll be several instruments played simultaneously, each on their own path, each with their own tone, own focus, all taking a different approach to the same beat, same goal, eventually ending […]

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  • WordCamp Mumbai 2016 Slides

    Here are my slides from WordCamp Mumbai 2016. They are GIFless and without notes, but hopefully still useful. I’ll upload the talk when it’s live on WordPress.tv. Thank you everyone who attended!

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  • eCommerce-powered 3D printing

    This post talks about using WooCommerce, a free and open-source ecommerce plugin for WordPress, but the same principles could be applied to any ecommerce software. A couple short weeks ago, you allowed me to take a risk and show you several WooCommerce API powered demos live on stage at WooConf 2016. It went well for the […]

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  • Just a reminder

    These days I’m mostly posting over on the Metorik Behind the Scenes blog. If you’re wanting to stay up to date with my posts there, the best way is of course to follow me on Twitter @bryceadams and @metorikhq. Some of the recent posts I’ve made there: The first 10 paying customers How Metorik.com is Made […]

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  • Building in silence

    Since leaving Automattic a month ago, I’ve spent almost every waking hour building Metorik. From the moment I wake up to the late hours I go to sleep, it’s been my sole focus. I’m not complaining – it’s making me happier than I’ve ever been. But yesterday, after 26 days of non-stop work on something that means […]

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  • The future of WordPress is not in a Zip file

    I don’t remember it very well, but I do remember my first WordPress website. A blog, started back when that was WordPress’ primary function. I remember installing the theme and tinkering with the code for it in WordPress’ built-in theme editor. Soon after I needed to do ‘more’ with the site. I think it may […]

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  • My last day at Automattic

    It started with a tweet. WooThemes, a company whose products I’d purchased used many times before and brand I’d followed for years, were hiring. I’d never really worked for any one company before. I’d never even considered it, having never even looked for a job. But that tweet stood out to me and moments later […]

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  • Thoughts on No Man’s Sky

    Maybe you were living under a rock the past week and didn’t hear about No Man’s Sky. Or maybe you don’t care. Either way it’s okay. But now that you’re reading this, let me tell you a bit about it and why I think it’s one of the most brilliant games I’ve ever played. It’s […]

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  • Appreciation by doing

    There’s an old saying that pretty much every one knows: If you could just put yourself in his shoes for a moment, perhaps you would understand why it is not as easy as you seem to think. But it’s often forgotten or not realised until it’s too late. I don’t cook very often. In fact, […]

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  • Introducing MagicPress

    The other day I saw Aaron Rutley tweet about a tool he’d built called ValetPress: Install WordPress locally in under 5 seconds with ValetPresshttps://t.co/JVylH3eFmg pic.twitter.com/pmQsxOlkhb — Aaron Rutley (@AaronRutley) June 1, 2016 It combined two of my favourite things – WordPress Laravel Valet. If you’re reading my blog, you likely already know what WordPress is […]

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  • The Bot Future

    If you’re hearing the news about Facebook’s new Messenger Platform and all you’re thinking is: This is just hype. It’s not that big of a deal. You’re missing the bigger picture. The future of our interaction with technology will be completed automated – and bots will play a big part in getting us there. The significant thing about Facebook […]

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  • Installing a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate on Server Pilot

    I recently needed to create a live WooCommerce site for testing the API. But I needed SSL. And up until now, a proper SSL certificate cost money. Money I didn’t want to spend for a test site. But Let’s Encrypt recently entered public beta. And you know what’s cool about Let’s Encrypt? It’s a new […]

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  • Full Time Developer

    Today’s a pretty exciting day for me. Just under 9 months ago, I joined WooThemes as a WooCommerce support ninja. It was an exciting and nervous time. I’d never done full-time work for anyone but myself before, but I was ready for the challenge and excited to be a part of something (much) bigger than my […]

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  • I’m Too Comfortable

    When you first start developing, writing code or just creating your first product, it’s really hard. I don’t think people mention it enough. Mostly because no one listens to those just starting out and when you start to become a respected developer, it doesn’t make you sound too good when you admit it’s hard. I want to […]

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  • I’m too comfortable

    When you first start developing, writing code or just creating your first product, it’s really hard. I don’t think people mention it enough. Mostly because no one listens to those just starting out and when you start to become a respected developer, it doesn’t make you sound too good when you admit it’s hard. I want to […]

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  • Open-Source, Trees and Greatness

    There’s a quote, a Greek proverb, that came to my attention a few months ago and never left for a moment. A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. So I wrote about it. Have a read!

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  • How to Fix the WooCommerce Quantity Field in Firefox

    As I’ve been settling into my new position as a WooCommerce Support Ninja at WooThemes, I’ve been seeing the following issue appear for some users in Firefox. It’s important to note, that this is not actually an issue with WooCommerce, but often caused by Javascript conflicts/errors on one’s site. You may notice an issue with […]

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  • All About Purchase Notes in WooCommerce

    For every product you create in WooCommerce, there exists a little known option hidden in away in the Advanced tab of the Product Data metabox – Purchase Note: It can actually be really useful. Like if you’re selling a super secret password or something fun like that, and need to provide it to the customer […]

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  • Hide Stock Count From WooCommerce Wishlists

    Here’s a small tip for hiding the Stock Count shown in the WooCommerce Wish Lists ‘wishlist’ table, beneath the product name. Simply add the following to your custom.css file or with a plugin like Simple Custom CSS: I hope that helps you out!

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  • The January Commit

    December was tiring. Several of us WooThemes ninjas spent the month writing a blog post, every single day, just for the sake of it. But it was fun. It pushed us to hit the publish button, produce more content and improve our writing. But that’s over. Now it’s time to really push ourselves. This isn’t a kids […]

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