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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Why I’m choosing to start a YouTube series on web development

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to start a YouTube series on web development. It’s time for me to get better at public speaking and to teach those who are in the same spot I was a couple of years ago. So I hope you’re ready to learn.

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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 I chose to learn with VueJS

With JavaScript frameworks all the rage these days, I decided it was time to learn how they work. And what I learned is that VueJS is the easiest framework to learn.

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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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Displaying threaded comments with VueJS

Displaying comments in a threaded manner is challenging with the WP REST API. But here’s a simple way to do it with VueJS.

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The new Gutenberg editor in WordPress

In defense of the way Gutenberg adds oEmbeds and Shortcodes

There’s much debate about the Gutenberg editor, especially around these custom blocks which will replace oEmbeds and shortcodes. But it’s not as bad as it might seem.

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The new Gutenberg editor in WordPress

WordPress’ Gutenberg editor looks promising but needs work

WordPress’ eventual new post editor, Gutenberg, became available as a feature plugin two weeks ago. It certainly has it’s flaws but I think it has a lot of potential.

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WordPress 4.8

WordPress 4.8 a great setup for cool things to come

Sure, WordPress 4.8 doesn’t break any major ground, like the WP REST API in 4.7, but it’s another solid, quality release from the volunteers who work in core. And it sets up greater things down the road.

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