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Rands in Repose
Rands in Repose

I’ve been a fan of Michael Lopp for the better part of a decade. The content on Rands in Repose is stellar; consistently giving me insights and sparks for new ideas to consider. It’s one of …

We’re Hiring: Front and Back-end Web Developers

We are actively hiring for several roles on our team. We’d like to add some additional design/front-end capabilities as well as several back-end or full-stack web developers. More about these roles can be found on our …

RAMP v1.5.2

We have released version 1.5.2 of RAMP. This release includes the following changes: (fix) issue attempting to load scripts insecurely from SSL admin pages (fix) address various PHP warnings (change) perform RAMP auth key generation client-side …

RAMP v1.5.1

We recently released version 1.5.1 of RAMP. This release includes the following changes: Fix an issue where the batch close process was failing Exclude WooCommerce “shop_order” posts from RAMP by default Improve performance building batch comparison …

Where to Find Great Candidates

Hiring well into a small, focused team like Crowd Favorite is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Over the last few months we’ve had openings for a front-end developer and a web application designer. …

Karim and Alex Closing the Deal
Done Deal: VeloMedia and Crowd Favorite Join Forces

VeloMedia and Crowd Favorite have successfully closed the deal, joining the two companies. For those of you behind the times, in October of 2013, Karim Marucchi (Founder, VeloMedia) and Alex King (Founder, Crowd Favorite) started a …

WordPress do_action, PHP 5.4, and pass-by-reference

A somewhat common idiom in WordPress is to pass an object by reference1 into do_action for possible modification: do_action(‘before_frobulation’, $frob_params, &$this); Just out of curiosity, if you’re expecting possible modification, wouldn’t apply_filter be more semantically logical? …

RAMP v1.4.5

We’ve pushed out yet another minor update to RAMP. This version adds additional Media error checking during the RAMP set-up test process and additional error reporting about Media transfer errors (helping expose server configuration issues). RAMP …

RAMP v1.4.4

We have released RAMP version 1.4.4. This version includes more obvious error reporting for situations where media files have not transferred as part of a batch. We’ve also created a new troubleshooting document that outlines common …

Capistrano-WP v0.4.8

We’ve released version 0.4.8 of the Capistrano-WP Ruby gem. This version addresses a long-standing irritation with submodules: removing one from the repository did not reliably remove all traces from the target server. New releases unexpectedly contained …

RAMP v1.4.3

We’ve released a new version of RAMP. This version addresses additional “slashes getting removed” bugs related to post meta and other WordPress data structures. This is a recommended upgrade for all customers. As always: – the …