Category: WordPress


  • 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
  • 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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    Screenshot of JM Breaking News webpage
  • Why you should create a webpage for your WordPress theme

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    If you have a WordPress theme, whether or not it’s in the theme directory, you need to have a dedicated webpage for that theme.

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    Screenshot of Fotographia web page
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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    A computer screen showing a block of code with comments