Tag: WordPress Development
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.
Learn WordPress Development: The Basic Course
WordPress development is a hugely useful skill, but it’s also tricky to learn—especially if you learn things out-of-order and try to tackle advanced topics while remaining confused on the fundamentals.
Become a Freelance WordPress Developer: How to Make a Career of It
This article explains what I’ve needed to know to work as a freelance WordPress developer.
How to Create and Use WordPress User Metadata (User Meta)
In this article, we explore WordPress user metadata, usually called simply WordPress user meta.
Changing How Your WordPress Post Titles Appear: A First Filter Hook Tutorial
This Quick Guide covers how to use code to change your WordPress post titles. This is separate from manually changing one or more WordPress post titles, which you can do without code. Instead, it’s the kind of thing you’d want to use to change something about a lot of post titles at once, like adding “(Sale!)” in front of all 200 products in a product category.
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, thoughm global variables probably aren’t leaving WordPress soon.
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.