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Developing with WP Rig

If you're looking for a great starter theme to build your next WordPress theme on, you might want to check out WP Rig. It's got everything a developer could want.

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How Gutenberg is from a developer’s perspective

We're still in this sort of waiting period for Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor. If you're a WordPress developer, however, you need to be learning how to develop with it now.

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Adding filter and action hooks to your WordPress plugin

WordPress is known for its customizations, but sometimes as plugin or theme developer, it can be tricky to figure out how to let your users add in customizations. That's where filters and hooks come into play.

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How to add a WordPress admin page to add data to a custom table

So you have a custom table, but how do you get data in there the WordPress way? This tutorial shows you how to create an admin page and insert data into that table.

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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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What I learned from helping to organize WordCamp DFW

I spent the past several months as the PR and Social Media organizer for WordCamp DFW. Needless to say, I learned a lot being on such an amazing team putting on an incredible event.

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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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Why my WP REST theme won’t be in the directory … yet

My new daily blog WordPress theme, Quotidiano, is ready to be released. But considering it utilizes the WP REST API and the lack of knowledge of what it takes to get that kind of theme through the review process, I'm holding off on moving it to the theme directory for the time being.

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Another year, another set of WordPress resolutions

Ah yes, the new year. That time when everyone makes resolutions that they might keep for a couple of weeks. Like I did last year, here are a few WordPress resolutions I hope to keep throughout 2017.