Why, When, and How to Make Your Own Template Tags
One of the great things about WordPress is that there are a lot of things that work the way you’d expect. You might not have the foggiest idea what WordPress does under the hood — that it’s pulling data from a database, that it’s written in PHP, that plugins work via hooks, etc — but when you open a WordPress template you can probably pretty accurately guess what the_date(), the_title(), and the_content() do.
Announcing the 2016 WordPress Hosting Review!
We’re really excited to announce the 2016 WPShout WordPress Hosting Review! First run in 2011, our annual Hosting Review aims to provide genuine, high-quality information on the hosts out there—powered by real data from real people.
WordPress Caching: The Six Different Things People May Mean
“Caching” is, generally, the solution you hear offered for most performance problems a WordPress site has. For things other than WordPress sites, too, caching is one of the easiest and most effective ways to increase performance of software without investing in new hardware. (Using the exact same software on hardware that is significantly faster is easier, but probably not cheaper…)
Core Concepts of WordPress Themes: Processing Posts with The Loop
We recently released Up and Running, our multimedia guide to WordPress development. We think it’s the best way to learn the technical side of WordPress: we don’t skip steps, and we make learning each subject as simple and intuitive as possible. If that sounds good to you, check it out!