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For the record

this is dumb:

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  1. make a string with the taxonomy slug
  2. make an object with the post type and any other parameters you want to request
  3. add the term to the request object, with the string from step 1 as the key

3 steps to build the request because someone at automatic decided to use dashes in the wordpress.com portfolio taxonomy. I suppose I could equally blame Angular for auto-unwrapping dashes in object keys.  Although there is a second error in wordpress’ architecture, of requiring the term in such a strange GET parameter, instead of in JSON in the request body.

Improved REST API Support for Custom Taxonomies

I kinda gave up on my little angular portfolio project at the end of last year because I couldn’t get the matching portfolio tags & types to go with my portfolio pieces, nor could I retrieve them by those terms. That’s now been fixed, so I’m updating my little project. Honest, I’m not job hunting, boss!

Developer Resources

The WordPress.com REST API has always enabled developers to manage categories and tags for the posts on a site. Until now, however, if a site had enabled any custom post types with custom taxonomies, developers were out of luck if they had hoped to manage custom terms using the REST API.

We’re happy to announce that this is no longer the case, with improved support for custom taxonomies. This includes a handful of new endpoints and enhancements to existing endpoints.

Specifically, you can now…

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Revisiting WordPress.com

So, I haven’t actively blogged here since 2007. In the time since, I have:

  • moved to texas
  • gone toobin’ with automattic folks
  • worked as a WordPress developer for 5+ years full time, plus several part time years beyond that
  • quit working with WordPress, to work on better things
  • gotten divorced
  • transitioned my public gender to match what’s in my head/heart
  • changed my name
  • gotten married
  • had my WordPress instance & my employers’ & clients’ WordPress instances hacked a couple dozen times
  • given so few fucks about my own site that I let the hosting lapse and never set it back up again

So that’s where I’m at.

Hi. I’m Amie. You can still call me sunburntkamel or SBK if you want.

I’m currently rebuilding my public-facing site using github pages + WordPress.com’s API. So I’m kicking around here again. The little angular app I’m building is open source, so I’ll be posting about it here, now and again.  Also I’m using the portfolio feature to host all of the images + project descriptions here on WordPress.com, so I’m kicking around in the dashboard anyway, might as well poke my head out.

WordPress is 9 years old

That is shocking to me.  My resume says i have like.. ~6-7 years experience with WordPress.  A recruiter asked me if WordPress had even been around that long.  Sounds shocking, but the math ain’t wrong.  Been 4+ years that WordPress has been my day job…