WordPress Shortcode Tutorial: How to Create Shortcodes, and Why They’re Super-Useful
This article is an in-depth WordPress shortcode tutorial. We cover what shortcodes are, when to use them, and how to register your own, with full-code custom shortcode examples.
Add a Map to WordPress with WP Google Maps
There are 1000 reasons you might want to show a map on your WordPress site. Everything from a one-time event that happened at a cool place you want to show off to the (probably more common) case where you want to help your site visitors find the physical, real-world location of your business. For all the reasons and more, you’ll likely need to install a WordPress plugin. For this Quick Guide, we’ll show you how to add a map to your WordPress site using the WP Google Maps plugin. (We’ve recommended this plugin for quite some time. Here’s Fred’s pointer to it from 2015. 🙃)
Making Your First WordPress Shortcode
This video and text Quick Guide covers how to create a WordPress shortcode. If you want to learn the basics of WordPress shortcode creation, or if you want a refresher on shortcodes, you’re in the right place.
Simple WP_Query Example: Using a Shortcode to Display Post Titles
In this video and text Quick Guide, we present a basic use of WP_Query inside a WordPress shortcode, to show the post titles of the five most recently published posts. We’ve designed this Quick Guide to be a simple intro to using WP_Query in general, as well as to using WP_Query to display post titles and other post data inside a shortcode specifically.
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:
Making your First WordPress Plugin (From Scratch): Live Training Tomorrow
We’re doing a WordPress development training session tomorrow!
Classic Do-It-Yourself WordPress Mistakes To Avoid
As a very powerful, well-documented, and relatively user-friendly CMS, WordPress attracts a lot of do-it-yourself energy.
Write Faster With WordPress’ Shortcodes
WordPress has many somewhat hidden features and one of my favourites are shortcodes. In this post we’ll learn exactly what they are, when to use them, why they’re so brilliant and how to use them.