Tag: Up and Running
Recording: Our First Live Q&A Webinar for Up and Running Buyers
Here’s last week’s live Q&A webinar for buyers of our premium WordPress development course Up and Running. It’s a wide-ranging session on the practicalities of WordPress development.
Understanding “Server-Side” and “Client-Side” in WordPress
This article explains “server-side vs. client side” in WordPress development. This distinction, and how the server side and client side interact, is at the core of not only WordPress development, but of any real understanding of how the web works.
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.
Working with the WordPress HTTP API
This article explains how to use WordPress’s HTTP API, a set of PHP functions from within WordPress’s function library, to make remote HTTP requests to external resources, such as JSON REST APIs.
Understanding PHP Globals and Variable Scope in WordPress
One of the most maligned features of WordPress is the use of “PHP global variables.” Whether you love them or hate them, thoughm global variables probably aren’t leaving WordPress soon.
The Four Languages You Must Know to Understand WordPress
Adding Functionality with functions.php, a Heart of WordPress Theme Development
This article introduces one of the most important topics in WordPress development: functions.php. The functions file is one of the complex, interesting, and powerful in the arsenal of a WordPress theme. What follows
The Template Hierarchy in WordPress
WordPress Template Tags: How They Show Post Content & More
WordPress template tags are a super-important and super-valuable part of WordPress, especially for theme development. They’re also one of the things I remember spending lots of time not quite getting as I was learning WordPress.
How to Compare the Features of WordPress Security Plugins (and Services)
As a part of WordPress Security with Confidence, I built a feature that I felt a lot of people were hungry for. It’s a comparison table of WordPress security plugins. It starts to take people along the journey from “security is a serious topic that I have no idea how to handle” and toward “security is a set of problems I can solve in a variety of ways.” That transition is my motivation for the course, and it’s also the motivation for something I just made free: WPSecurityCompared.com. Which, well, makes it easy to compare WordPress security plugins.