Category: Front-End Development
Learn WordPress Development: The Basic Course
WordPress development is a hugely useful skill, but it’s also tricky to learn—especially if you learn things out-of-order and try to tackle advanced topics while remaining confused on the fundamentals.
Understand PHP Modulo: Tricks with Division Remainders
When I learned math, I didn’t really understand the modulus function. In fact, it was until I learned PHP that I understood the value of a remainder from division. PHP’s role in making websites makes the modulus operator (or modulo) much more important than it ever was in math class for me.
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 in WordPress. The CSS cache busting tricks here will work outside WordPress, too: you’ll just need your own method of adding query strings.
Using WordPress: Add Script to Header
Understanding is_singular in WordPress Templates
Let’s talk about is_singular, one of WordPress’s more complicated template tags. In WordPress themes (and plugins too), we use “conditional tags” to control what shows up. This Quick Guides explains how to use the is_singular conditional tag in WordPress, as well the two other related ones: is_page and is_single. As you might guess, they all tell use something about whether or not there is one piece of WordPress content. If it is (a) singular piece of content 🤓
The Four Languages You Must Know to Understand WordPress
How to Add Custom CSS Styles to Beaver Builder Elements
After reviewing WordPress’s page builders in depth, I’ve found that Beaver Builder is my clear favorite, because it caters to people who want to do things right. Case in point: the Beaver Builder team have made it easy to add custom CSS styles to Beaver Builder elements. As with any front-end system, you can do a lot more with Beaver Builder if you understand CSS, and the software encourages this rather than trying to overcompensate for it.
How to Use get_the_author_meta in WordPress to Show Author Info
Your author’s are the heart of most WordPress sites. They write your content, engage with your audience, and generally make the site work as it should. As such, you’ll often want to get WP author meta from the site so that you can show it off in your template. The way to get meta author tag information from WordPress is a handy function called get_the_author_meta (or, if you don’t need to do any processing, the_author_meta). Using this function is a great way to get the author meta fields from your WordPress users, and show those author fields in your WordPress theme templates.