Building the Optimal WordPress Development Environment and Hosting Stack
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by Tom Rankin
6d ago
Choosing the right hosting stack informs your server response times, resource availability, and compatibility with other tools. A good setup can help you scale your site, too. Let's take a look at where your hosting fits in when it comes to your WordPress development environment ..read more
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How to Build a Block Theme: 4 Best Methods in 2023
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by Claire Brotherton
9M ago
If you are new to WordPress theme development, you may be wondering how to build a block theme. Since the introduction of the block editor, the way WordPress themes are built has changed to accommodate it. If you compare a classic theme, e.g., Twenty Seventeen with a block theme, e.g., Twenty Twenty Three, you will see a number of differences. Twenty Seventeen: Twenty Twenty Three: The main difference is that in classic themes, web pages are rendered thanks to PHP templates. In a block theme, they are rendered via blocks, HTML templates (in the parts and templates folders), and PHP blo ..read more
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5 Ways to Use ChatGPT for WordPress Development
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by John Hughes
11M ago
You’ve probably heard of ChatGPT. People are using this AI tool to create everything from business plans to websites and even software. If you’re a web developer, you may be wondering how to use ChatGPT for WordPress development. Fortunately, ChatGPT can help you produce code in a matter of minutes. These may include plugins and basic themes. While the code might not be perfect, it can save you a lot of time. In this article, we’ll talk about whether it makes sense to use ChatGPT for WordPress development and discuss several ways to do so. Let’s get to it! FacebookTwitter Can you use ChatGPT ..read more
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WordPress Template Hierarchy Explained
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by Colin Newcomer
1y ago
If you want to create or customize a WordPress theme, it’s important to understand the WordPress template hierarchy. In a nutshell, the template hierarchy determines which template files will be used for each page on your site. By understanding how the template hierarchy works, you can be confident that every page on your site will have the right template. In fact, the template hierarchy is so important that it gets its own dedicated chapter in our “learn WordPress development course”, Up and Running – it’s now in its revised edition and includes chapters on everything you need to know about W ..read more
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Python vs Java: The Key Differences You Should Know
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by Tom Rankin
1y ago
While it would be nice to flip open a laptop and begin to code, you have to think a lot about what language to use. This is true for both beginner and professional developers alike. For some projects, you won’t have this choice. However, if you have more freedom, you’ll want to compare Python vs Java. Both have power under the hood and intuitive syntax. This post will look at Python vs Java in a number of different areas. We’ll look to give you come code examples throughout, and tie up some key career questions you may have too. FacebookTwitter What Python and Java are Of course, both Python a ..read more
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How to Use Sublime Text for WordPress Development
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by John Hughes
1y ago
If you do any kind of development work, you probably have a favorite text editor. Sublime Text is one of the most popular text editors designed with coders in mind, so chances are you’ve heard about it. However, you might be wondering how to use Sublime Text for WordPress development. Fortunately, we’ve created a complete guide to help you get started. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can streamline your workflow and navigate all WordPress-specific code more efficiently. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at Sublime Text and how it works. Then, we’ll show you how to use the text editor ..read more
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PHP for Beginners: Starting on Backend WordPress Development
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by David Hayes
1y ago
WordPress, the content management system the internet loves. You can use it for years without needing to tackle PHP, but eventually you’re finding yourself needing it. You go to Bing and search “php for beginners” and you find yourself here. The journey to learn PHP for WordPress development is long, but let’s start! We’ll kick off this WordPress coding tutorial with a little summary of PHP’s role in WordPress, and then start to build up from there. Using PHP in WordPress: Useful for Everyone, Necessary for Developers You don’t really need to ever write PHP code as a WordPress user, WordPress ..read more
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WordPress Custom Taxonomies: How and Why to Create Them
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by David Hayes
1y ago
Organizing your content is one of the core features of a content-management system (CMS) like WordPress. As such, WordPress contains “taxonomies” to help you keep your content easy to find for both you and your visitors. Today we’re focused on why and how to make a WordPress custom taxonomy. Even if the term “taxonomy” is new, WordPress’s two default taxonomies—“categories” and “tags”— should be familiar. WordPress custom taxonomies are similar to these default taxonomies in that they organize things. The difference is that they can be anything you choose, from “Difficulty” to “Product Type ..read more
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Learn WordPress Development: The Basic Course
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by Fred Meyer
1y ago
So You Want to Learn WordPress Development WordPress development is a hugely useful skill, but it’s also tricky to learn—especially if you learn things out-of-order and try to tackle advanced topics while remaining confused on the fundamentals. This free WordPress development course is designed to get you familiar with the basics of how WordPress works as a technical system. Because we start at the beginning, this WordPress development course is the right foundation for you to learn WordPress development as quickly as possible. You should also know that this course is just a small preview of o ..read more
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How to Create WordPress Custom Page Templates (& Why)
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by David Hayes
1y ago
There are many many ways you can change the look of a specific page on your WordPress site. You can change the content inside the WordPress content editor. You can change the CSS rules that affect the site. Or create a new file in your WordPress theme’s template hierarchy to correspond to the specific page. Or you can use a theme page template designed specifically for that page. The last one is what we’re talking about here. In this tutorial we’ll cover both how to create a WordPress custom page template, and why you might want to do that. We’ll start with the why. When you say “WordPress The ..read more
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