Tag: WordPress plugins


  • Object-oriented programming in WordPress plugins

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    Creating a WordPress plugin is pretty simple. It’s just another functions.php file, right? But what if you tried creating a plugin with object-oriented programming.

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  • Should Gutenberg blocks be in plugins or themes?

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    Gutenberg is still going through the finishing stages before it’s released in WordPress core. But there’s still a question about Gutenberg blocks that I’m not really seeing anyone answer. Should blocks be placed in plugins or themes?

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  • Why you should create a webpage for your WordPress plugin

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    A dedicated webpage for your WordPress plugin gives you more credibility in the flooded plugin market and give your users a place to get help. So why haven’t you created a page for your plugin?

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  • What I learned in a year with Sports Bench

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    It’s been about a year since I released Sports Bench, a plugin/theme package that keeps track of sports stats for your league. So what have I learned in the last year with it?

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  • Why you should be packaging a functionality plugin with your premium theme

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    If you’re going to be selling a WordPress theme with cool features, please make sure to move those features into a functionality plugin to go with the theme. Your customers will appreciate you even more.

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  • What a custom functionality plugin is and why you should use one

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    A lot of tutorials have you put custom code in the functions.php file. But if it affects WordPress itself in anyway, that code should really go in a functionality plugin.

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  • A new year and new WordPress resolutions for 2016

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    This past year was quite the success for me and developing in WordPress. I got my first theme, Nuovo, into the WordPress Theme Directory. That was followed a couple of months later by Giornalismo, and Fotographia has been submitted for review. I began developing WordPress Plugins, with a total of four in the directory now (although one is a functionality plugin for Giornalismo).

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