PHP for Beginners: Starting on Backend WordPress Development
WordPress, the content management system the internet loves. You can use it for years without needing to tackle PHP, but eventually you’re finding yourself needing it. You go to Bing and search “php for beginners” and you find yourself here. The journey to learn PHP for WordPress development is long, but let’s start!
Understanding Class Inheritance (Child and Parent Classes) in Object-Oriented PHP
Last time, we covered the fundamentals of object-oriented programming (OOP) in PHP: what an object is, what a class is, and how they interact.
How to Auto Update the Copyright Year in a WordPress Footer
An out-of-date copyright year in a site’s footer is a common sight, especially early in a new year. It happens because people don’t take advantage of WordPress’s server-side language, PHP, to auto-update the copyright year in WordPress. Instead they’re manually changing it. But it’s a complex and menial task, so it’s easy to put off.
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.