How to create a custom table in WordPress and why

WordPress comes with a number of basic tables created in your site’s database. But sometimes those tables aren’t quite enough. And sometimes a custom table is needed.

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Why you should create a theme for the WordPress theme directory

If you have a goal of getting better at web development, there’s no better way to accomplish that by creating a WordPress theme for the directory.

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A simple guide to adding a WP REST API controller

The WP REST API is still a hot item in WordPress core. And this tutorial will show you how easy it is to make your own REST API endpoint for your plugin and custom data.

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Why you should be commenting your code, even if you’re the only contributor

Comments in code can be a lifesaver. But if you’re working on a solo project, you might feel the pull to not comment your code. You would be wrong.

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What I learned in a year with Sports Bench

It’s been about a year since I released Sports Bench, a plugin/theme package that keeps track of sports stats for your league. So what have I learned in the last year with it?

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Theme checklist before submitting to the WordPress theme directory

If you have a theme that you’re wanting to submit to the WordPress theme directory, make sure to run through this list to make the review process quicker.

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The new Gutenberg editor in WordPress

Revisiting Gutenberg

Like it or not, Gutenberg is going to be the new editor for WordPress sometime in 2018. So how does it look in its current state?

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Why you should be packaging a functionality plugin with your premium theme

If you’re going to be selling a WordPress theme with cool features, please make sure to move those features into a functionality plugin to go with the theme. Your customers will appreciate you even more.

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What to look for in a theme

Are you looking to purchase a theme for your personal or business website? You need to do some research before making the final purchase.

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What a custom functionality plugin is and why you should use one

A lot of tutorials have you put custom code in the functions.php file. But if it affects WordPress itself in anyway, that code should really go in a functionality plugin.

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