#HMgoes to WordCamp Norrköping

Browsing the WordCamp Central website to see where the next WordCamps are going to be held is always exciting for a geography nerd like me. Despite spending a significant part of my childhood with maps and atlases, reading about upcoming WordCamps always makes me discover tiny, quaint towns I have never heard of before. But…

Meet the humans – we’re going places, come say Hi!

As a distributed company, it’s safe to say 100% of us travel and most even enjoy it! We go to a lot of events to sync up with our favourite community people, share our knowledge and have fun. Our Community page lists all the events we go to, help organise and volunteer to and it’s…

WCEU 2015 & HM Retreat: The Lowdown

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve returned from WordCamp Europe in beautiful Seville, and our company retreat in Zahara; and after settling back into the workflow it seems like an apt time to recapture the entire event. For many people in our team, this was the first time we all came together for WCEU…

An Aussie goes to a WordCamp in Japan

WordCamp Kansai 2015 happened recently, and I received an invitation to speak. It was an exciting opportunity; I got to see Japan first-hand, catch up with friends, see the home of Wapuu, and talk about WordPress. I’m not new to WordCamps, or speaking, but there was a lot for me to think about after leaving Kansai.…

Announcing S3 Uploads

My favourite type of plugin is one that has focused single job, requires little configuration and “just works”. I’m not so interested in user facing features, or admin options; I want a plugin to do one thing and do it well. One such plugin that has been in development for some time here at Human…

Hiring a PHP Developer (for Products)

This position is open Human Made is a world-class development consultancy and product company. We’re based in the UK, but have team members (“humans”) spread across the world. We work with large clients (such as airbnb, News Corp, Skype, and many others), as well as running Happytables, a website builder for restaurants, serving thousands of client sites. Your Role…

Ant Miller Joins Human Made

We’re really excited to welcome Ant Miller to Human Made as our Commercial Director. Ant brings a vast amount of experience in the agency and media space and will be focused on really levelling up the commercial side of our agency. Ant joins us from well known UK based design agency Clearleft where he held a similar role…

Paul Gibbs Joins Human Made

I’m really excited to welcome Paul Gibbs to Human Made as a Senior WordPress Engineer. Paul’s strong experience at the highest levels of  WordPress development and his longterm involvement and leadership within the WordPress & BuddyPress communities make him a perfect fit for our mission. His direct experience working with big media at Telegraph Media Group, as well as…

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…