In this article, Tonino completes his foray into building a WordPress theme from scratch, focusing on refining templates, adding meta information, post thumbnails, sidebars, user-friendly controls and more.
This second part on creating a WordPress theme from scratch shows how to create a very basic WordPress theme, add in Bootstrap styles and scripts, separate header and footer output into their respective partials, and leverage the crucial functions.php file.
This introductory article is part one in a tutorial series taking non-technical users through the building of a WordPress REST API app using React.
Tonino introduces WordPress themes, showing how they work, how they’re structured, the PHP architecture behind them, and other relevant information, as the first step in learning how to build a WordPress theme from scratch.
Tonino Jankov introduces WP-CLI, a command-line interface for managing a WordPress site (as opposed to working through the default admin interface), covering its main commands and also introducing some of its third-party packages.
Tonino Jankov introduces the WordPress Settings API, and showing how to create a WordPress administration page to demonstrate the use of this API. In this article, he shows how to wrap this functionality into a plugin, though it can also be a part of a WordPress theme.
Sufyan bin Uzayr provides a bird's-eye view of three basic ways to approach building your own WordPress theme, covering child themes, adapting existing themes, and building a theme from scratch, as well as how to use basic starter themes and theme frameworks to speed up your workflow.
Ahmed Bouchefra shows how to create a WordPress plugin that makes use of the Vue.js library, creating a shortcode that can be used to display a Vue component in posts and pages that fetches and displays the latest posts every five seconds.
Ahmed Bouchefra shows how to create your own custom route(s) for WP-API, allowing you to create mobile and web clients for your WordPress website that can also interact with your custom post types, rather than just the built-in WordPress types such as posts and categories.
Sufyan bin Uzayr introuces Easy Digital Downloads, a WordPress plugin that makes it easy to accept payment for digital products and provide immediate download links to customers.
Sufyan bin Uzayr explains what a headless CMS is and why you might want to use one, and then goes on to explain how wordPress itself can be used as a headless CMS, showing ways to get started with WordPress as a headless CMS, including installation tips and tricks.
Sufyan bin Uzayr explains how to sell physical goods on a WordPress site with the help of the WooCommerce plugin, covering installation, settings, and how and where to choose the perfect theme.
Sufyan bin Uzayr digs into how you can use WordPress to run a regular, non-blog website, covering the steps required to disable blog-specific functionality, how to choose the right kind of theme, plugins for non-blog sites, and issues related to content management issues on non-blog WordPress sites.
Anthony Burchell shows how WordPress users can prepare their site content for the extended reality future. The ways we consume content are ever-changing, but with a platform like WordPress, we’re able to adapt and create many new and engaging digital experiences.
Janna Hilferty looks into why WordPress search often doesn’t perform well, explaining why the default WordPress search doesn’t scale and some ways to make it better, covering Algolia, Elasticsearch, Relevanssi, SearchWP and Amazon CloudSearch.
Translating your site into multiple languages might seem like an impossible goal, but thanks to the Weglot Translate plugin, you can quickly create a site that reaps all the benefits of catering to non-native speakers, but without the time-consumption and hassle.
Shaumik Daityari walks through the simple steps of creating your own WordPress Widget via a plugin, even if you don't have a lot of experience with WordPress or writing code.
Shaumik Daityari looks at the basic functionality of the WordPress database and the importance of backing up your database, exploring three ways of doing this — via a plugin that helps you in backup, via PhpMyAdmin, and through the command line.
If your WordPress site isn't performing well, one of the improvements to consider is to implement caching. In this post, Shaumik Daityari takes you beyond the layman's understanding of caching, explaining how to implement it in a website to improve WordPress site performance.
Tom Rankin looks at how you can get developer experience and give back to the community by contributing to the WordPress platform, looking at three ways to get involved: through the official Codex page, the Core Contributor Handbook, and the Make WordPress site.
The new Gutenberg editor is slowly becoming a powerful method for creating WordPress layouts, which is great news for both end users and developers. The Gutenberg Migration Guide is an excellent resource for those needing to adapt their projects quickly.
Craig Buckler shows you how to get a WordPress site up and running for the first time.
Lazy load is another tool in your toolbox to improve page loading speed. The technique decreases page weight and HTTP requests, allowing visitors to see their desired page more quickly. Nick Schäferhoff explains how lazy loading works, lists tools you can use to set it up, and explains what you can use it for.
Nick Schäferhoff goes over how to back up WordPress remotely with the help of UpdraftPlus. The plugin is a great free option to set up basic remote backup for your WordPress site. It also has many premium options that make the experience even better.
One of the biggest changes to WordPress ever is coming soon. Are you ready? How can you prepare? Why is WordPress making this change anyway? These questions and many more have been flying around the WordPress space for nearly a year since the new Gutenberg editor was announced by Matt Mullenweg.