Make shortcodes a piece of cake – the Shortcake story

Once upon a time, a long time ago back in release 2.5 in 2008, the shortcode API was released into the world of WordPress.  It allowed users to insert complex page elements, such as a gallery or blockquote, by adding a short piece of code with square brackets, [name attr = “value”], via the post…

How many Humans? WordCamp London 2015

How many Humans does it take to contribute to a WordCamp? The answer is thirteen*. It may be something to do with the fact that our own fantastic (and very persuasive) Jenny Wong was one of the organiser, but at this year’s WordCamp London on 20-22 March, the Human Made team really got stuck in.…

John Blackbourn Joins Human Made

I’m really excited to welcome John Blackbourn to Human Made as a full-time Senior WordPress Engineer. John brings a deep technical knowledge of WordPress and his experience applying that to the “real world” of client projects is a great fit for what we do. From his long history of WordPress contributions culminating in his leadership of the WordPress 4.1 release, to…

Petya Raykovska Joins Human Made

I’m really excited to welcome Petya Raykovska to Human Made as a full-time Senior Project Manager. Petya brings a huge amount of experience and passion for her work and for the community at large. From her efforts evangelising the use of Open Source in the publishing industry as the co-founder of the OpenMedia Foundation, to her experience leading client…

It’s all about the WordCamps

Wow – it’s February already, 2015 is going very quickly. After a Christmas and New Year break the Humans are out and about again. This weekend is definitely all about the WordCamps and meetups for Human Made. In the UK it’s WordCamp Birmingham. Human Made are a silver sponsor and there will be a good…

Sennza Pty Ltd Joins Human Made

I’m really excited to announce our acquisition of well known Australian WordPress agency Sennza. It’s fantastic to be able to welcome Bronson, Lachlan & Tarei to Human Made and our growing Australian agency team. Sennza have long punched well above their weight and over the past few years have been doing fantastic work with some really great Australian clients; at…

Release 4.1

The Humans have been keeping up their near perfect record on core contributions. Release 4.1 “Dinah” came out just before Christmas with props given to Japh, Matt, Paul and Ryan for helping out. Bad luck to Joe who contributed but got missed off the list – better luck in 4.2! We have always seen the importance…

Have a Happy Human Christmas!

This year we’ve all been good girls and boys at Human Made, so we’ll be taking a some holiday, getting the mince pies ready and listening out for Santa’s sleigh. You’ll still be able to get hold of us for most of the Christmas and New Year period but coverage will be reduced.  We’ll only have…

Scott’s Christmas treats – WordSesh and WP ThinkTank

If you are the kind of person who just can’t get enough WordPress related stuff then our very own Scott Basgaard has a special Christmas treat for you. WordSesh on 20th December is a full day, that is 24 hours, of live-streamed WordPress presentations from all over the globe. This is the third WordSesh event…

Rob O’Rourke Joins Human Made

I’m really excited to welcome Rob O’Rourke to Human Made as a full-time Senior WordPress Engineer. Although I hate buzzwords, Rob really is one of those rare unicorns; a developer who can design (or a maybe he’s a designer who can develop, I’m never sure :-). Rob joins us from long-time friends and UK-based competitors interconnect/it where he…