Category: Back-End Development

WordPress Development for Beginners: “Does the User See It?”

Getting started with WordPress development can be disorienting. As I’ve written, software development (including WordPress development) is a lot like caving, and trying to do your first WordPress development project can be like waking up somewhere in the middle of a dark cave and trying to figure it out from there.


Using Git Subtree for WordPress Projects

Strap in folks, this is a nerdy one. If you’re not already a little aware of the role of Git in your life, there’s a good chance that this article isn’t going to work for you. While I will make sure I anchor our conversation about Git Subtree’s use in my WordPress development with a little context of what Git is, it’ll be minimal. This is not a “Git” tutorial, it’s pretty explicitly a “git subtree” tutorial.





25 Free Time-Saving Online Tools for WordPress Developers

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As Fred wrote in an earlier post, learning WordPress development is hard. It’s not just a case of being able to write code. There’s a heap of associated skills: analysis, design, SEO, copywriting, user experience, maintenance and more.


Understanding “Server-Side” and “Client-Side” in WordPress

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This article explains “server-side vs. client side” in WordPress development. This distinction, and how the server side and client side interact, is at the core of not only WordPress development, but of any real understanding of how the web works.




Working With WordPress User Roles and Capabilities

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There are a few things that you must understand about user roles and capabilities to be an effective administrator of a WordPress site: things like what a user is, how you make a new one, and what you’d make users for. There’s lots of value in covering those things, but our goal today is to really get a solid understanding of how the whole WordPress user management and role system works conceptually, and to cover a few of the most important ways of modifying it.