Michael Fields displays his core WordPress contributions with a custom post type


WordPress core contributor, web developer, and speaker Michael Fields has created a section of his blog to list his contributions to the WordPress project, and has done so using a custom taxonomy. Fields is using a custom post type called “Bookmarks” that also has a taxonomy called “Bookmark Type” with an item called “Core Contributions” which is where he posts all of his work within the WordPress Trac.

The new page on his blog explains why he chooses to submit patches to the WordPress project, which he began doing in late 2010:

I use WordPress for pretty much everything web-related these days and in the winter of 2010, I finally got the nerve to start submitting patches to core. Below is a list of all of the contributions that I have made that have been accepted. Some of these patches reflect code completely written by me while others are comprised of a community effort with multiple developers working out the solution. It feels really good knowing that I have been able to contribute to such a great project. Open Source FTW!

Do you list your contributions to WordPress on your blog? Does Fields’ example give you any ideas? Personally Field’s new page (and his entire Bookmarks section) has inspired me to set up something similar on my own blog. How about you?

You can follow Fields on Twitter at @_mfields and on his blog, where he posts quite a bit about WordPress.

4 thoughts on “Michael Fields displays his core WordPress contributions with a custom post type

  1. I’ve been following Michael Fields for a while on Twitter ::: It’s not only his coding ability that inspires me but also his seemingly humble demeanor ::: It’s awesome to follow developers like him with this kinda work ethic and insight ::: By The Way have a look at his wicked Art Portfolio :::

  2. Hi Ryan. Thanks for the writeup! Really awesome to see this when I got home last night. Just want to mention that if anyone want to set up a bookmark section on their site, the plugin that I use is free and GPLv2. It can be downloaded/forked from Github. At the present time, it’s far from fully-featured … It basically contains only the code necessary for basic functionality.

  3. I second Michael – many thanks Michael Fields. I think there are few people who have contributed more to the development and tutoring of taxonomies either through plugins ,blog articles or forum question support. I looked for him in the new WordPress credits and was disappointed he was not there (is he?)

    – a definite WordPress Rockstar .

    I think I would have given up with WordPress if it were not for people like Michael Fields.- Besides how can you not follow a dude with cool black shades and a beard 🙂

  4. Neat. I just made a plugin nearly identical to Michael’s. Our approaches are nearly identical, funny enough. Mine is called Consume This. I kinda wish I’d seen his when I was looking. Then again, it was kinda fun to make.

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