Author: Slava Abakumov

  • Exclude directory from Dependabot checks

    Exclude directory from Dependabot checks

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    Dependabot is an awesome automatic tool by GitHub to check your dependencies for new versions and vulnerabilities. But how do you exclude certain directories within your monorepo from being monitored at all?

  • Block Editor Pattern: Stripes

    Block Editor Pattern: Stripes

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    Recently I started working much more closely with the Block Editor – creating new blocks and patterns. And that led me to the idea to start experimenting with the Block Editor functionality. Last week I shared on Twitter (or X) one of such creations, where I re-created a screenshot as a page inside the editor.…

  • Communicating through meetings in remote teams

    Communicating through meetings in remote teams

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    Chat and calls are an integral part of any modern business today and are used as means of communication in remote teams. In this post I share my thoughts abot pre-meeting agenda and post-meeting summaries for calls.

  • Working on CommentsWP

    Working on CommentsWP

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    WordPress comments haven’t changed a lot – same interface, same functionality – for years. At some point, I decided to improve this important component and started working on the CommentsWP plugin. This post is a brief history of the CommentsWP plugin creation: how and when I came up with the idea, my general process, and…

  • WPForms has 5 million installs

    WPForms has 5 million installs

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    It took just 5 years – and our plugin Contact Forms by WPForms reached 5 million active installs! In this post, I’m celebrating this huge milestone.

  • Using Expose by BeyondCode for WordPress development

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    When working with a local site and trying to share it via a public URL or receive a webhook – you need to publish the site. Let’s use Expose tool for WordPress development.