Tag: WordPress Development


  • My experience creating a full site editing theme for the WordPress theme directory

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    In June 2022, I released my first WordPress block theme to the theme directory for people to use. It was an attempt to really understand what it’s like to create a theme in a full site editing world. Here’s what I learned about that.

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    photo of a computer screen showing code for a WordPress full site editing theme
  • Developing with WP Rig

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    If you’re looking for a great starter theme to build your next WordPress theme on, you might want to check out WP Rig. It’s got everything a developer could want.

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  • How Gutenberg is from a developer’s perspective

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    We’re still in this sort of waiting period for Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor. If you’re a WordPress developer, however, you need to be learning how to develop with it now.

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    Screenshot of laptop with code for building a custom Gutenberg block
  • Adding filter and action hooks to your WordPress plugin

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    WordPress is known for its customizations, but sometimes as plugin or theme developer, it can be tricky to figure out how to let your users add in customizations. That’s where filters and hooks come into play.

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    Screenshot of screen with code for a custom WordPress filter
  • How to add a WordPress admin page to add data to a custom table

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    So you have a custom table, but how do you get data in there the WordPress way? This tutorial shows you how to create an admin page and insert data into that table.

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    Screenshot of laptop with code to add a custom WordPress admin page
  • How to create a custom table in WordPress and why

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    WordPress comes with a number of basic tables created in your site’s database. But sometimes those tables aren’t quite enough. And sometimes a custom table is needed.

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    Screenshot of laptop showing phpMyAdmin of a WordPress database table
  • Why you should create a theme for the WordPress theme directory

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    If you have a goal of getting better at web development, there’s no better way to accomplish that by creating a WordPress theme for the directory.

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    Screenshot of the WordPress theme directory page
  • Why you should be commenting your code, even if you’re the only contributor

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    Comments in code can be a lifesaver. But if you’re working on a solo project, you might feel the pull to not comment your code. You would be wrong.

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  • What I learned from helping to organize WordCamp DFW

    I spent the past several months as the PR and Social Media organizer for WordCamp DFW. Needless to say, I learned a lot being on such an amazing team putting on an incredible event.

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  • WordPress’ Gutenberg editor looks promising but needs work

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    WordPress’ eventual new post editor, Gutenberg, became available as a feature plugin two weeks ago. It certainly has it’s flaws but I think it has a lot of potential.

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    The new Gutenberg editor in WordPress