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For the past couple of months, I’ve been working on a course that walks beginners through how to learn to write WordPress plugins. Specifically, the course is available via Envato and is called an Introduction To WordPress Development. So what all does the course cover?

WordPress Style Guide

When working on custom solutions for others – be it for themes, plugins, or some other extension for WordPress – one of the things I think is important is to make sure the Dashboard has the same look and feel as the rest of the native components of WordPress. That is, I dislike and I […]

If you’re getting started in WordPress development, odds are it won’t be long until you bump up against the concept of hooks. That is, points during the WordPress life cycle that allow us to add our own functionality to customize how WordPress behaves. Of course, this is how both themes and plugins are made to do […]

Prior to handing off development and maintenance of the WordPress Plugin Boilerplate to Devin Vinson, I had the opportunity to work with Brian Richards of WP Sessions to put together a short course on how to use the WordPress Plugin Boilerplate. The purpose of the course was to provide the initial set of documentation for […]

One of the things that I enjoy about keeping up with friends who are involved in different areas of development than I am is all of the cool things that they’re working on. Sure, many are doing cool stuff within WordPress, but there are also a lot of people who are doing things with other […]

When it comes to running this blog, I’m not nearly as technical as some of my peers. In fact, I try to keep the hosting environment has much of a black box as possible. I want to be able to focus on blogging – not tweaking servers, configuring settings, dealing with staging environments, caching, CDNs, […]

Comments on this post have been closed and the winner has been contacted. Thanks to all who participated!Every now and then, I try to offer up several giveaways or opportunities that I think will be beneficial and useful to those of you who regularly read this blog. Today, I’m happy to be offering a pretty […]

Earlier this week, I decided to install the latest Postmatic beta on this site in order to give it a try. For those who aren’t familiar, Post Status has a great write up about it and you can watch the promotional video for it below: In short, I think that anyone who manages a blog […]

Since the release of the latest version of the WordPress Plugin Boilerplate, the top two things that people have requested are documentation complete with examples, and a generator to ease the pain of having to replace certain tokens throughout the boilerplate’s codebase. And I’m all for it – I’ve even committed to begin providing this material […]

Arguably, one of the most tedious tasks that comes with building pages – or just parts of pages – is form validation. And by that, I mean handling all information that users provide in a given form and making sure that it’s in the proper format and safe to write to a data store. For the […]