Tag: WordPress


  • How to get access to alpha, beta and release candidate versions of WordPress

    Testing pre-release versions of WordPress is a key part of making sure major releases, and your site, run smoothly. But not a whole lot of people know about it. So here’s how to test pre-release versions on your staging or development sites.

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    Screenshot of the WordPress homepage
  • More thoughts on the Gutenberg editor

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    Gutenberg is coming whenever WordPress 5.0 is released. It’s come a long way from when it was released as a plugin last year. Like everyone else, I have thoughts on the new editor.

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    The new Gutenberg editor in WordPress
  • Changing a shortcode to a dynamic Gutenberg block

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    Gutenberg is coming, and it will shake up the ecosystem. One of the biggest changes will come with shortcodes, since the TinyMCE editor will be no more. But it’s pretty easy to turn shortcodes into the blocks with dynamic blocks.

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    Screenshot of the Gutenberg Add Blocks popover
  • 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
  • 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
  • A simple guide to adding a WP REST API controller

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    The WP REST API is still a hot item in WordPress core. And this tutorial will show you how easy it is to make your own REST API endpoint for your plugin and custom data.

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    Laptop screen showing code for a custom WP REST API controller
  • 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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    An iMac with a screenshot of the Sports Bench homepage
  • Theme checklist before submitting to the WordPress theme directory

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    If you have a theme that you’re wanting to submit to the WordPress theme directory, make sure to run through this list to make the review process quicker.

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    A screenshot of the Upload Theme page of the WordPress theme directory
  • Revisiting Gutenberg

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    Like it or not, Gutenberg is going to be the new editor for WordPress sometime in 2018. So how does it look in its current state?

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    The new Gutenberg editor in WordPress