There's a wide spread digital myth in the WordPress microverse about the functions.php file and that it's a code snippet container. This post tries to explain why people are misusing this file, shows alternatives and explains step by step how to get out of that trap. Written for the developer as well as for the everydayuser.
All the buzzwords, right? Wordless is a plugin and theme structure to help you integrate Haml, Sass, Compass, and Coffeescript into your WordPress web development workflow. Check out the Github for more info. (h/t David Bisset)
Widgets are one of WordPress’s most powerful features. They are very easy to create but are often created in a wrong way. This posts explains the how to create a basic widget the right way.
From Abstract: WP Tests for Faster WordPress Projects. Independent Analytics – A Reliable Google Analytics Alternative for Your Website. Delicious Brains: WP Migrate 2.4 Released: Faster Migrations, Must-Use Plugins, WP Engine Compatibility, and More and The Developer’s Guide to WP-CONFIG.PHP. WordPress 6.1: Global Styles Filters.
Jon Brown has a very nice post up on his blog with some tips for better local development with WordPress. There are a lot of ways to go about this, but I like the way Jon organizes things. h/t Ben May.
Should you choose Eager or Lazy initialization for your singleton class based plugin?
Learning to develop a WordPress plugin doesn’t have to be difficult; you can start small and grow your skills over time