You can quickly create a WordPress child theme by creating a new theme directory and adding two files: style.css and functions.php.
What does declare(strict_types=1); do in PHP? PHP is a weakly typed language, which means that when a value is of the wrong type, PHP tries to cast it to the proper type. For example if you try to add an integer and a string, echo 5 + “3”; PHP will try to cast the string […]
By default phpcs does NOT display the relevant name of the sniff when a sniff fails. By adding the ‘-s’ argument, the sniff names will be displayed. See the following from ‘phpcs –help’. Alternatively, this can be added to your PHP CodeSniffer XML Ruleset.
When setting up a new site using PHPUnit 8.x and PHP 7.2, I got the error message: setUp() must be compatible with PHPUnit\Framework\TestCase::setUp Because we can now define the method as returning no value (with :void) and this is part of the method definition starting in PHPUnit 8.0.0, we need to add this in our […]
When using the WordPress plugin [The Events Calendar](https://theeventscalendar.com/) by Modern Tribe the default link in the calendar will point to the Event page. However, sometimes we want to point this link to the Event Website value (which we can set when creating the event). This is the code I use to do this.
A great place to get started with web coding is CSS. CSS tells the web browser how to display the information on the page, for example the color, size, or font to use. WordPress makes it particularly easy to add your own CSS to your website.
WordPress has two similar translation functions __() and _x(). The function _x() does the same thing as the function __() except the _x() function allows you to define a context for the translation (with the $context parameter). This is helpful when you have a string that could be two different words. For example there are two words that are spelled “tear” each with a separate meaning (and separate pronunciation). By including the context you could use both of these words and have them correctly translated based on their $context value.
When making a HubSpot API call to update a date picker field, I’m getting a response with “response code 400”, “error INVALID_DATE”, and the message includes “not midnight!”. This is why I’m getting this error and how I fixed this call.
By default all of the WordPress database tables will start with the prefix “wp_” (e.g. wp_users, wp_posts, etc.). Because this is the default value, you’ll often hear the tables referred to (and written about) using the “wp_” prefix. Let’s look at how and why this prefix is modified.