Useful Articles for Wordpress Development

Ad

Lately I've been up to my neck in a Wordpress personal project, developing a nice website environment to be proud about and I've ran into many issues along the way, from simple things like adding classes to the body tag to more complex ones like security issues and things like that. I thought it would be nice to share with you some of best articles I've found during this time.

These are some of the most useful articles I've used and saved for future reference. Some of these are quite basic, other are super complex, but I find amazing how some developers are super awesome for sharing their knowledge with the community. I hope you find use for this, because these have definitely helped me at some point. Also, if you have your own Wordpress developing bookmarks, please, share it with us! The issues you have encountered and solved might be someone else's current problem. Cheers. ;)

Developing WordPress Locally With MAMP

Useful Articles for Wordpress Development

"Local development refers to the process of building a website or Web application from the comfort of a virtual server, and not needing to be connected to the Internet in order to run PHP and MySQL or even to test a contact form. One of the most annoying parts of development, at least for me, is the constant cycle of edit, save, upload and refresh, which, depending on bandwidth and traffic, can turn a menial task into a nightmare.
With application platforms such as WordPress, which require a server back end to work, you would normally be constrained to develop on a live server, with the headaches that go along with that. MAMP and its Windows counterpart, WAMP, are tools that allow you to locally develop applications that require a server on the back end."

-Read the article at Smashing Magazine.

How to Build A WordPress Theme From Scratch Part One

Useful Articles for Wordpress Development

"So you have WordPress installed and now you are ready to install a theme to give your blog/site the look you want.For most people, this involves using a theme that was purchased or using a free theme that they found on the Internet. But these don’t have to be the only two options you have to choose from.
A developer with some skill in CSS and HTML can easily create their own WordPress themes to give their site the ability to provide a unique experience for their visitors. This tutorial will walk you through the steps of creating your own theme."

-Read the article at Developer Drive.

Wordpress Body Class 101: Tips and Tricks for Theme Designers

Useful Articles for Wordpress Development

"Through out our experience of using WordPress, we have found that often theme designers overthink a certain functionality. They are looking for crazy WordPress filters and hooks to accomplish a task when all they need is some simple CSS. WordPress by default generates a lot of CSS classes. One of these CSS classes area ia the body class styles. In this article, we will explain the WordPress body class 101 along with sharing some useful tips and tricks for beginning theme designers."

-Read the article at WPBeginner.

10 Most Common WordPress Errors (With Solutions)

Useful Articles for Wordpress Development

"If you are a WordPress user who likes to get your hands dirty with the codes, or one who just loves installing plug-ins and changing themes, you’ll understand that encountering an error is an inevitable occurrence. WordPress users (like us) know how frustrating it is to stumble into an unexpected error and not be able to find a solution for it. Most WordPress problems are solvable; If you hit an error, don’t fret because chances are, some other WordPress user had the same problem and had already gotten it solved."

-Read the article at Hongkiat.

55+ Most Wanted WordPress Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

Useful Articles for Wordpress Development

"There are times when you come across a feature in a blog, and you just start thinking to yourself: How can I get this in my WordPress blog/site as well. Everybody have experienced this feeling. Sometimes you know you want it, and don’t know where to look for, or even what to look for. In this article we will be sharing some of the most wanted WordPress Tips, Tricks, and Hacks that you will definitely find useful. These tutorials are classified under various skills level. For some tutorials, you will need to know basic HTML and some WordPress Knowledge."

-Read the article at WPBeginner.

Widgetizing Themes

Useful Articles for Wordpress Development

Widgetizing is a pseudo word that describes the process of implementing Widgets and Widget Areas into your Theme.

-Read the article at Wordpress Codex.

10 Useful WordPress Loop Hacks

Useful Articles for Wordpress Development

"The loop is a very important aspect of WordPress blogs. In fact, the loop is what allows you to get posts from your WordPress database and print them on the screen. A set of useful and user-friendly functions, the loop is incredibly powerful. With it, you can get a single post, a list of posts ordered by date, title or category, a list of posts written by a specific author and much more. In this article, we’ll show you 10 useful things you can do with the WordPress loop to make your blog even more powerful than it is right now."

-Read the article at Smashing Magazine.

Adding Disqus comment count links to your home page

Useful Articles for Wordpress Development

"Most websites implementing Disqus will want a way to display the comment count for each page with comments, on their home page. We offer an easy to use JavaScript code snippet which displays the number of comments for pages with Disqus embedded."

-Read the article at Disqus.

Written by

Paulo Gabriel

I'm Paulo Gabriel, a Publicist by degree and Front-end Developer/Designer by passion with a taste for the meaningful and emotional. Here at Abduzeedo, I always try to bring you only amazing content, things that mean something for me and for those around me.

Ad