How I built the Featured Content Block pluginRead This Post: How I built the Featured Content Block plugin
In November I released my first dedicated block plugin to the WordPress Plugin Directory. This plugin allows someone to select a specific post or other post type item to show on a page and customize how it looks. Here’s how I built it.
Object-oriented programming in WordPress pluginsRead This Post: Object-oriented programming in WordPress plugins
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.
Changing a shortcode to a dynamic Gutenberg blockRead This Post: Changing a shortcode to a dynamic Gutenberg block
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.
Adding filter and action hooks to your WordPress pluginRead This Post: Adding filter and action hooks to your WordPress plugin
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.
Why you should create a webpage for your WordPress pluginRead This Post: Why you should create a webpage for your WordPress plugin
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?
How to add a WordPress admin page to add data to a custom tableRead This Post: How to add a WordPress admin page to add data to a custom table
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.
How to create a custom table in WordPress and whyRead This Post: How to create a custom table in WordPress and why
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.
A simple guide to adding a WP REST API controllerRead This Post: A simple guide to adding a WP REST API controller
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.
What I learned in a year with Sports BenchRead This Post: What I learned in a year with Sports Bench
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?
Why you should be packaging a functionality plugin with your premium themeRead This Post: Why you should be packaging a functionality plugin with your premium theme
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.