Why Use PHP in 2018
Over on Thoughtful Code, I wrote about why even in 2018 I’d choose PHP to make a new software application in. The heart of my reasoning is the conclusion:
Steve Grunwell on PHP Namespaces for WordPress
How to Create WordPress Shortcodes, and Why I Love Them
Before we look at how to register WordPress custom shortcodes, let’s be clear: If there’s one thing Gutenberg is about to kill, it’s the use of WordPress shortcodes in content creation.
Nashville in August? Come to Southeast PHP
I thought Nashville was so fun for WordCamp US last year that I just had to get back before December. ;p
How to Use FTP to Deactivate a Plugin That’s Breaking Your WordPress Site
WordPress plugins can cause all kinds of errors: 500 internal server errors, PHP parse errors (also called syntax errors), errors that simply whitescreen your entire site, and more.
A Complete Guide to PHP Data Types: Numbers, Booleans, Strings, & More
The Many Uses of PHP Output Buffering in WordPress
This introduction to PHP output buffering and its uses in WordPress contains a few helpful resources:
David Writes on Insecure PHP and WordPress Functions for Smashing Magazine
Your first million dollars. The game-winning catch. A guest post in Smashing Magazine. These are life’s moments of pure success, and David had one of them this week. We’ll keep you posted on the other two.
How to Make a WordPress Admin Options Page (Without Using the Settings API)
We’re going to cover creating a working WordPress options page, without using the Settings API.