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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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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Why you shouldn’t use the WordPress code editor

WordPress 4.9 gave a number of cool enhancements to the code editor for themes and plugins in the admin. But that doesn’t mean you should edit any PHP in the editor.

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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 needs to stay JavaScript framework ‘agnostic’

WordPress currently stands at a fork in the JavaScript road. For a long time, it seemed like a formality that the core team would select ReactJS as the JavaScript framework for WordPress. After all, Automattic, the company that runs WordPress.com, started using it, and the new post editor, Gutenberg, was being built with it. But […]

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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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