Tag: WordPress Development
Why Coding is Like Spelunking, And How Knowing That Can Help You
This article uses the analogy “Coding is like caving” to explain what coding is, what it isn’t, who it’s for, and how to succeed at it.
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, global variables probably aren’t leaving WordPress soon. So today we’ll cover all there is to know about them. How to think about them. How you, in PHP, make variables global, access WordPress’s global variables, and a little about the theory and debate about global state in software applications.
Learning PHP for WordPress Development: Introduction to PHP Functions
This article is an accessible dive into one of the bedrock concepts of modern programming: functions.
How to Add Custom CSS Styles to Beaver Builder Elements
After reviewing WordPress’s page builders in depth, I’ve found that Beaver Builder is my clear favorite, because it caters to people who want to do things right. Case in point: the Beaver Builder team have made it easy to add custom CSS styles to Beaver Builder elements. As with any front-end system, you can do a lot more with Beaver Builder if you understand CSS, and the software encourages this rather than trying to overcompensate for it.
Finer Points of Text Domain in WordPress Internationalization
This article from Pascal Birchler about text domain in plugins got into some territory I’d not considered. I shouldn’t be surprised, Pascal is very smart, a regular contributor to WordPress itself.
Take The Next Step In Your WordPress Career: Announcing the WPShout Pro Community
Does any of this sound familiar in your WordPress work?
The Secret to Learning WordPress Development Is People
We’ve been thinking a lot about how people learn WordPress, and what drives success in WordPress development learning.
Learn WordPress Development: The Basic Course
WordPress development is a massively useful skill, but it’s also tricky to learn—especially if you learn things in a piecemeal way that allows basic confusions to persist while you try to tackle advanced topics.
Why Learning WordPress Development is Hard
Over years of teaching WordPress development, we’ve realized something: learning WordPress development is really hard.
How to Use wp_enqueue_style to Load CSS Stylesheets
Stylesheets are at the heart of making HTML pages look good, in WordPress and the web. And the way that we make CSS stylesheets load into the page in WordPress is using the wp_enqueue_style function. It’s not too complicated, but there a few common places that people new to using it will get tripped up. This Quick Guide will cover those, and then get you running in a step-by-step guide.