I wrote a while back about how Helen Hou-Sandi was a woman to watch in the WP community. Here's a great example why: http://s0.videopress.com/player.swf?v=1.03
Gotta love the catchy title on this post from George Stephanis's talk from WordCamp Philly: "The Seven Deadly Theming Sins" http://s0.videopress.com/player.swf?v=1.03 You know it's good cause George works for Automatic 😉
I figure by this point all the hype for WP 3.7 has died down. So now we can get into the practical uses of some of the new dev features like the date query.
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
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
We have had our How to Build a WordPress Theme Project up for a while at Treehouse, but just got the trailer for it on YouTube. Check it out!
I am really impressed with Generate WP. It lets you use forms to easily configure exactly what you want to do in WordPress theme dev and then it outputs the code.
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
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
This article from Smashing on how to move from a static site to a dynamic WordPress one is worth a read. It's pretty in depth, but that's necessary to give a practical example of the actual migration process.