Very Very Interesting Article on Adding a Templating Language to WordPress

For the first half of this article, I really disagreed with¬†Jared that WP should have a templating language. ¬†My primary reason came from my experience as a teacher helping students learn PHP while customizing WordPress (and vice versa). ¬†If WordPress had a templating language it would make it a less ideal environment for web development … Continue reading Very Very Interesting Article on Adding a Templating Language to WordPress

A List of Commonly Unknown WP Function

Elliott¬†from Laser Red wrote a round up of helpful WordPress functions that you don't usually read about: get_post_field wp_list_pluck antispambot checked/selected body_class human_time_diff wp_send_json_success/error wp_remote_get/post get_template_part If you're a WordPress dev, I¬†really suggest you check out this article, because he gives an explanation and code example for each one of these in an a quick, … Continue reading A List of Commonly Unknown WP Function

A Great Series on WordPress Coding Standards

Thanks to core contributor, Tom McFarlin, for writing up this great series of posts on WP Tuts+ dissecting the recommended coding standards for WordPress theme and plugin development. The WordPress Coding Standards: An Introduction The WordPress Coding Standards: Naming Conventions and Function Arguments The WordPress Coding Standards: Single Quotes and Double Quotes The WordPress Coding … Continue reading A Great Series on WordPress Coding Standards

Great Video on How Automattic Approaches Theme Development

Check out this great video from Philip Arthur Moore http://s0.videopress.com/player.swf?v=1.03 In the video he talks about a few major approaches to creating WordPress themes: Parent and child themes Theme frameworks Starter themes From scratch You can also find a nice write up he did of the content over on the Codepoet blog. He also has … Continue reading Great Video on How Automattic Approaches Theme Development