On a WordPress project, I wanted to display the full post on the blog archive unless a manual excerpt had been created for the post (in which case I wanted to use the manual excerpt). Here is the code I used to make this happen.
When working with a WordPress image, I wanted the attributes for the image. The function `wp_get_attachment_image()` provides me everything I need but in a rendered HTML string, rather than a more useful array of attributes. I was surprised I was unable to locate a good way to get this information, so I wrote this code to help me.
As of this writing, WordPress has a market share of approximately 31%. I often hear people referencing the “goal” of WordPress reaching 51% marketshare. I don’t understand this goal.
Slow websites are painful. An important value to look at when optimizing your website is the TTFB (Time Til First Bye), which is the delay between when the request is sent to the server and server actually responds. These are some of my notes on improving (e.g. reducing) the TTFB of a WordPress website.
WordPress comes with some helper functions for finding a theme’s path and/or URI, which are tremendously useful but I always have to look them up. Therefore, I’m making note of them here so I know where to look them up: get_stylesheet_directory(), get_stylesheet_directory_uri(), get_template_directory(), get_template_directory_uri()
I’ve been using PHP CodeSniffer to help me following coding standards. The WordPress Coding Standards are a great resource and the basis of the rules I follow. I have made a few modifications based on my personal preferences.
The editorconfig project provides a powerful tool for standardizing the general coding standards used in a project, specifically in regards to: indent_style, indent_size, end_of_line, charset, trim_trailing_whitespace, and insert_final_newline.
Traditionally, when working with values in WordPress they would be stored in post meta. Now with the new upcoming WordPress editing experience (Gutenberg), these values are often stored right in the content. These are some of my notes on how they are stored.
In WordPress 5.0, the editing experience will be changing dramatically. I’ve written information for my clients about this change in Prepare for WordPress 5.0 (Gutenberg). With the editor moving from one general purpose editor field to a series of special purpose blocks, there will be a need for creating custom blocks. In another post, I’ve […]