PhpStorm IDE gets official WordPress support in version 8

PhpStorm IDE gets official WordPress support in version 8

PhpStorm is a full-featured IDE that has somewhat of a cult following amongst the WordPress developers I follow. Made by JetBrains, it’s notable for being lighter weight than most IDEs, web development specific (though not just PHP as the name implies), and very customizable. Today, they’ve announcedΒ official support for managing WordPress projects. According to the…

How to customize the WordPress theme customizer defaults

How to customize the WordPress theme customizer defaults

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…

Advanced PHP developer? WordPress is a better starting point for your project than you think.

Gabriel Koen describes ten reasons why he believes WordPress is a better starting point for projects than many advanced PHP developers would think. Some of the points are even known pain-points in WordPress, but as he notes, “even a half-assed solution pre-built beats building your own half-assed solution that you’ll never get around to finishing.”

Barley for WordPress is a simple and effective inline editor
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Barley for WordPress is a simple and effective inline editor

I’ve had an opportunity to play with Barley for WordPress, an inline editor plugin. Barley is a two-sided product. Barley is a hosted, PHP based CMS, and Barley for WordPress is a WordPress plugin that extends the hosted Barley editing experience to WordPress publishers. My first thought when seeing Barley for WordPress was that it…

ZippyKid relaunches as Pressable, makes changes to business
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ZippyKid relaunches as Pressable, makes changes to business

ZippyKid is a managed WordPress host that’s been around around three and a half years. They have grown their business consistently since their launch in May 2010, and today have a number of high profile blogs and corporate profiles as part of their client portfolio. Vid Luther, founder of ZippyKid, has been a PHP consultant…

AppPresser: A foundation for using WordPress to make mobile apps
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AppPresser: A foundation for using WordPress to make mobile apps

AppPresser is a foundation for people to use WordPress based tools to build mobile apps for the iOS and Android platforms. AppPresser is a collaborative effort between Scott Bolinger, Brad Williams, Brian Messenlehner, and Lisa Sabin-Wilson. You may notice that Brad, Brian, and Lisa are partners of WebDevStudios, but AppPresser is a separate entity from…

Interview with Kurt Payne, core contributor, GoDaddy developer

Kurt Payne is a PHP developer, WordPress core contributor, and GoDaddy employee. In this Code Poet interview, he talks about what he’s learned and what he works on. I’ve used the GoDaddy P3 Profiler plugin he’s the main author of, and it’s really great. He sees a whole bunch of WordPress installs, so his insight…

Rewrite rules made easy

Getting rewrite rules and Regex right is an often painful task in WordPress. Conflict solving, commenting the expressions, et cetera is something most people want to avoid. To be honest, every modern PHP or JS framework nowadays has a very simple approach on this topic. Finally we got something like that for WordPress as well:…

Create a WordPress VIP simulated dev environment, quickly
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Create a WordPress VIP simulated dev environment, quickly

If you want to create a development environment to mimic the WordPress VIP hosting platform, the VIP team has you covered. VIP Quickstart is a new tool, available on Github, that helps you set up everything easily. According to the announcement post, here are the technical bits: VIP Quickstart is a mix of Vagrant, Puppet,…

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