Carl Alexander has written the most complete and comprehensive guide on formatting PHP strings that I’ve ever seen.
Carl Alexander has an in-depth look at a modern server stack, which is based on his WordCamp San Diego talk.
The theme customizer feature was introduced in WordPress 3.4, released June 2012. Since then, it’s been a great tool that’s allowed theme developers to move away from complex options managers to a simpler, more logical interface where many settings can even be live previewed. Over the last couple of years, there have been a few…
Carl Alexander digs deep and shares some advice on how to work with the WordPress Options API, covering topics from autoloading to actions and filters.
The Theme Sniffer plugin adds “custom sniffs” to PHP CodeSniffer to analyze themes for PHP version compatibility and report whether they follow WordPress coding conventions. Released by the WordPress theme review team, Theme Sniffer should come in handy to you theme devs. 👃
Missing Menu Items • Farewell PHP 7.4 • I Didn’t Know You Could Do That in the Block Editor • Why is Your Computer Cosplaying as a PDP-11? • Effective Writing for Devs • The State of CSS • The Swiss Army Knife of Website Tools: Website Toolkit
Brent Roose has a preview of what to expect in the upcoming release of PHP 8.1: Array unpacking with string keys A new array_is_list function Enums (Enumeration types) The RFC is still under discussion on enums, but the proposal to them has been received with enthusiasm. If you’re unsure about the value they add, you…