Wordpress - Training - PHP for WordPress

Some tips and tricks to using PHP when developing themes and plugins for WordPress.

So, you're developing in WordPress? Congratulations!

Thankfully, unlike CommonSpot, WordPress is based in PHP - so the skills you know (or will learn soon!) will work when developing for WordPress, which is used for all new UWM websites.

Here are some resources that can be helpful when developing for WordPress specifically.

Cheat Sheets

WordPress has a lot of its own functions available that will be really helpful when you're developing a theme or plugin. The best place to find most of these is the WordPress Codex, located at: http://codex.wordpress.org/.
The Codex is large, though, and sometimes you just need to know how to output the content of a post. Thankfully, the Internet has come to our rescue again and provided us with some cheat sheets for the most commonly used WordPress functions.

Code Generators

Some things in WordPress, like creating a theme, a custom post type, a custom taxonomy, menus, queries, etc... can be cumbersome to write. The Codex has tons of reference material, but sometimes you just want to be walked through how to create them.

Enter GenerateWP

GenerateWP is a website that has generators for nearly anything you want to do in WordPress. I use it frequently for generating Custom Post Types, creating WP_Query objects, or creating a Plugin readme.

You can find out more about the tool and what it offers here: http://generatewp.com/generator/

Videos

If you are someone who learns by watching and doing, rather than reading about something - these videos are for you.

UWM has a Lynda.com subscription which all students and staff are able to access. You can login to Lynda.com by going to the following URL:


Once you're logged in, take a look at these videos:



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Owner:Christopher M.Group:UW-Milwaukee Student Affairs IT
Created:2015-03-05 15:20 CDTUpdated:2016-09-29 10:13 CDT
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