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Dan Cameron

I build stuff with WordPress

I'm currently building Sprout Apps to help small businesses and freelancers running WordPress.



Stop making me talk about myself!

August 22, 2014

I was on apply_filters yesterday! I didn’t expect it either. Not a lot of people know this but I’m extremely nervous when it comes to public speaking. I get really uncomfortable, I mumble out nonsense, and sometimes my mind runs an infinite loop of [What the hell did you just say?!]. That’s what happened yesterday before Brad […]

Catching up in the WordPress Community

July 18, 2014

I have been releasing plugins and themes since the early days (~1.0) and I’ve been doing professional WordPress development for 6 years, but I only recently realized that I’ve become out of loop with the WP community. There’s so many new sub-groups: premium sellers, WP agencies and a ton of shops. Looking back (beyond 6 years ago) I fit into a few […]


February 26, 2014

I never wanted to write about this topic but after seeing this today I couldn’t help but share my Alzheimer’s experience. If you watch Seth Rogan’s testimony you’ll briefly hear about his mother-in-law and the complications, conditions and problems they had; my mom had those very same issues, exactly the same. After years of trying […]

Took a few days to straighten things out but I’m n…

January 2, 2014

Took a few days to straighten things out but I’m no longer running this blog on a dedicated server and finally recovered a backup that could be used to export the DB. I’ve learned a lot of lessons, the big ones: one, don’t count on software RAID setups; two, always review your backups periodically, something could have gone wrong since you set them up.

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WordPress Clearing All Transients on Upgrade

September 12, 2013

Nacin just tweeted about a little changeset in WordPress trunk that will delete all transients after an upgrade. Wondering how controversial this will be… WordPress trunk will clear all transients during upgrade. — Andrew Nacin (@nacin) September 12, 2013 Obviously someone is going to make this “controversial”, there always is with a huge project […]

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