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.
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!
Using WP_Query Your First Time: A Shortcode to Show Post Titles
Using WP_Query for the first time can be scary. If you’re an established programmer who is well acquainted with object-oriented programming, it’s pretty easy. But if you’re not you need to use WordPress’s looping concept, and an object, for the first time, and it’s a lot to take in. Don’t get overwhelmed. Copying and pasting the first few (dozen) times is how everyone learns. My hope is that the video gives you some understanding though:
Making Your First WordPress Shortcode
One of my favorite features of WordPress (as a developer) is shortcodes. I think they’re not super great to hand off to end users, but I find they’re fantastic for both
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.