Tag: Up and Running
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:
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Course: Learn WordPress Development
Our critically acclaimed “learn WordPress development” course Up and Running has been updated for 2018, and this update is launching next week alongside a lot of really excellent launch bonuses.
WordPress is a Factory: A Technical Introduction
“WordPress is a factory” is a core analogy designed to clarify what WordPress is as a technical system.
“My Developer Ruined My Site’s SEO”: Three Huge SEO Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Far too often, a developer comes in to “modernize” a site—and ends up wrecking a thriving online business by ruining its SEO.
How to Sort Posts by their Taxonomy Terms
Understand Caching with WordPress Transients API
Computer performance revolves, in large part, around the idea of caching: “storing something in a more-ready and quicker-to-access state,” so that you can more quickly deliver the final result. The WordPress Transients API is a tool for caching, and an important way to improve performance in WordPress.
Why and How To Use Custom Post Types in WordPress
WordPress sites are great at holding content. Got some words and pictures you want to show the world? WordPress is a great tool for that job. Probably the best. But by default it only has two types of content: Posts and Pages. These are great, by many people have many other types of content: client testimonials, documentation of a project, past projects listings and more. Posts and Pages can be made to house these sorts of items, but there’s a better option: WordPress custom post types.
The Three Development Paradigms: Procedural, Object-Oriented, and Functional