Know Your Limits
WordPress plugins I’ll never build
I am a designer. For the past 17 years I’ve muddled through writing code myself, but I’m from the “copy/paste, change stuff until you break it, Ctrl-Z until it works again and repeat” school of coding for sure.
I’ve done pretty well and can get what I need done, but at a certain point my brain just goes “Uh-uh.Nope. I’m never ever gonna wrap myself around that.” In other words, I know my limits, and writing plugins is pretty much beyond them. I can change a code snippet here and there, but I’m not going to come up with an idea for a plugin and code it from scratch.
Which sucks for me. I spent Thanksgiving weekend holed up with my laptop refreshing the Creativity Included site for 2014. I’ve started writing more, so I’m really focusing on providing ways to improve the experience of reading and finding other articles that might interest a reader. As I was working I thought about a few WordPress plugins that I would love to have that I couldn’t find and, unfortunately, don’t have the first idea about how to build.