Category: Back-End Development
How to Prevent Browser Caching of a CSS Stylesheet in WordPress
This video and text Quick Guide explains how to prevent browser caching of CSS files, with a special focus on doing this for WordPress sites.
PHP Static Methods in Depth: What They Are & How they Work in WordPress
One of the things that often confuses people new to object-oriented PHP is what are called “PHP static methods” and “static properties”. They’re often confusing, because you simply aren’t used to the syntax, which is a PHP double-colon (::) where you might expect an arrow (->). But, I’m getting ahead of myself.
Learn WordPress Development: The Basic Course
WordPress development is a massively useful skill, but it’s also tricky to learn—especially if you learn things in a piecemeal way that allows basic confusions to persist while you try to tackle advanced topics.
WordPress Theme Development: Adding Functionality with functions.php
This article introduces one of the most important topics in WordPress development: functions.php. The functions file is one of the complex, interesting, and powerful in the arsenal of a WordPress theme. It’s often usefully simplified into being called “a WordPress theme’s plugin.”
How to Use wp_enqueue_style to Load CSS Stylesheets
Stylesheets are at the heart of making HTML pages look good, in WordPress and the web. And the way that we make CSS stylesheets load into the page in WordPress is using the wp_enqueue_style function. It’s not too complicated, but there a few common places that people new to using it will get tripped up. This Quick Guide will cover those, and then get you running in a step-by-step guide.
How to Customize Your WordPress Post Excerpts
The WordPress excerpts system works properly, but it uses lots of functions and it’s hard to know which one does what.
Course: WordPress Theme Development (Core Concepts)
Welcome! WordPress themes are one of the first and most important topics that one must understand to be good at WordPress development. Themes underlie the entire visual half of WordPress site, but often grow to do even more. We’re hoping your find these free content very helpful, as we think it covers some of the most important concepts in doing WordPress theme development for yourself.
The Menace of WordPress Theme Creep
One of the first topics I ever wrote about on WPShout, I kind of thought that the topic of “theme creep” had died long ago. But a few times in the last few months–once with someone I’m mentoring in WordPress development, once with someone who was asking how to buy themes–I felt a need to mention this idea. So I’m revising and updating the original essays.