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Weston Ruter
Works at XWP
Attended Multnomah University
Lives in Portland, Oregon, USA
Work at XWP; WordPress core committer & contributor (Customizer, Widgets); JavaScript-phile; proud daddy & husband; runner; Christian [ˈwɛsˌtn̩ ˈɹuːˌɾɚ]
  • Multnomah University
    Biblical Studies, 2005 - 2007
  • Seattle Pacific University
    Computer Science, w/ minors in Linguistics, Spanish, 2002 - 2005
  • Green River Community College
    2000 - 2002
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[ˈwɛsˌtn̩ ˈɹuːˌɾɚ], /Wĕstən Rūtər/
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  • WordPress
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  • XWP
    Director of Technology, 2010 - present
  • Shepherd Interactive
    Sr. Web Developer, 2007 - 2010
  • Multnomah University
    Web Developer, 2005 - 2007
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Portland, Oregon, USA
Seattle, Washington, USA - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - Kraków, Poland - Ta'izz, Yemen - Los Angeles, CA - Carrum, VIC, Australia


Weston Ruter

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Here are the features I have suggested/proposed during the WordPress 4.3 kickoff: Partial Refresh This greatly improves performance of previewing changes in the Customizer for non-postMessage transport settings (JS-applied changes) by just refreshing the…
Here are the features I have suggested/proposed during the WordPress 4.3 kickoff: Partial Refresh This greatly improves performance of previewing changes in the Customizer for non-postMessage trans...
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wp.template is a powerful Javascript templating helper included in WordPress core. Unlock its potential while keeping your script files clean.
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Coming to a WordPress near you! /five +X-Team 
In early February we reported that the Widget Customizer plugin had received the green light to be merged into the WordPress core for 3.9. At that time Andrew Nacin opened a ticket to help precipit...
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Props Weston Ruter and his dedicated dev team! Love it. We should blog about this also, maybe coinciding with the release date 
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There are a few filters you can use in Google+ photo searches, but I can't seem to find one for filtering photos that have +1's. This would be a great way to quickly access your best photos. You could have your family and friends go through your shared albums and +1 anything that they like, and then you could filter out photos that don't meet a certain threshold of +1's (show me all photos that have more than 3 +1's).
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What is the criteria for highlights in your photos area. It seems like +1's would be a good signal. As it stands I haven't figured out how to utilize google+ photos.
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This specification defines a new form encoding algorithm that enables the transmission of form data as JSON. Instead of capturing form data as essentially an array of key-value pairs which is the bread and butter of existing form encodings, it relies on a simple name attribute syntax that makes ...
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I couldn’t reply to Jeff’s comment on Sarah’s WP Tavern post because of a Jetpack problem, so I’m posting it here: With the Front-end Editor using the Customizer as a framework, I wonder if the interface will look similar to this experiment? I hope not.…
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The wp.ajax helper make Ajax requests in WordPress easier. Let's look at documentation for wp.ajax as well as an example.
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Regular expression tool with syntax highlighting, contextual help, video tutorial, reference, and searchable community patterns.
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Thanks for sharing this! So useful.
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Weston Ruter's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
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Love the convenient location, both for driving and cycling. The outdoor patio is really nice place to sit and watch the world go by.
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I've been here a few times. It has been great each time.
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Good variety, come hungry.
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Good place to go if you are starving. If you want to spend quality time with people, don't go here as everyone is getting up constantly to get food. The food is OK, but not awesome.
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Portion sizes were smaller than expected. Price was higher than expected. Poor value. Food tasted pretty good. Server was overly pushy to get us to buy more.
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