Tag Archives: WordPress

How to create TinyMCE Editor Buttons for your Plugin?

TinyMCE Editor Buttons

his is my last article in the series about developing a WordPress Plugin. In this article, I will go through the steps for creating some buttons in my  for the following functionalities: Step #8 Get Your Buttons Ready First, choose some buttons. Here is what I went for: Now, “colourful” may not be everyone’s choice. But there are tonnes of free icons …

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WordPress Post Type, Post Format and Taxonomy

Post Type, Post Format and Taxonomy in WordPress

If you are fairly new to WordPress I am sure you may have heard some of the “geek-terms” in the WordPress World – like posts, pages, categories, tags, taxonomies, post types etc. In the article, I will help you get your head around some of these terms and their practical applications. First the basics. WordPress can display many different types of …

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Personalising Bones WordPress Starter Theme in 5 Steps

Personalise Bones Theme in 5 Steps

After doing various dry runs of the different Starter Themes, I decided to go for Bones. It is not as barebones as Underscores and not as complicated as Sage. It gives me the ideal spring pad to launch my WordPress Theme development journey. In this short article, you can personalise “your” Bones theme in 5 easy steps. Step #1 Rename Bones Theme Folder When you …

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What’s New in WordPress 4.6 released in August 2016?

WordPress 4.6 Pepper Released

WordPress released WordPress 4.6, nicknamed Pepper, yesterday (16 Aug 2016). And here are all the new features that were introduced as part of this release. 1. Shiny Updates WordPress 4.6 comes with “Shiny updates” feature for both themes and plugins. This introduces a better and simple experience when updating themes and plugin. No more new page loads during updates. Instead using AJAX you will stay on the …

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Using Hooks & Shortcodes in WordPress Plugin

WordPress Plugin Development using Hooks and Shortcodes

This is the second article in the series about developing a WordPress Plugin. You can read my previous article about Getting Started , but here is a short summary. Step #5 Plugin Prototyping In the last article, I got all my files and folders ready. But first I want to work out the logic for implementing the five functionalities. For this, I first created a …

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WordPress Plugin Development – Getting Started

WordPress Plugin Development Goal

One of my Web Development goals for August is to get my feet wet by creating my own WordPress plugin. And because I like sharing (yes, I am good like that! 🙂 ), I thought let me share what I am learning regarding WordPress Plugin development with you all. If you like this article, let me know in the comments below and …

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3 Steps to Setup a Local WordPress Development Site

WordPress Development - AMP Stack

Nearly a decade ago, when I was doing a pet project using PHP/MySQL, I struggled a lot setting up my local development environment. Things have changed since then and the whole suite of required tools now arrive bundled and in easy-to-install packages. You can set up a local WordPress development site in just 3-steps. Let me show you how. Step 1: Setup an AMP stack A …

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Top 3 WordPress Starter Themes

WordPress Starter Themes

A WordPress starter theme is a fully functional WordPress theme that can be styled and configured. It acts as a starting point for development of new themes. I experimented with three popular WordPress Starter Themes over the last couple of months. I started off with Underscores, moved on to Bones and then to Sage. And here is my overview, experience and …

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Theme vs Plugin: What Should I Use on WordPress?

Theme vs Plugin

What adds beauty and brains to a WordPress website? Theme and Plugin! Themes define the look-and-feel of the website (i.e. design and layout) and  Plugins add new functionality to the website. A WordPress website can have only a single theme set across the whole website. But multiple plugins can be installed to introduce various functionalities. So when you create a WordPress website, …

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What Makes Up A WordPress Website?

Anatomy of WordPress Page

The anatomy of a WordPress website is not as complicated as you think. A WordPress website is a bunch of PHP and CSS files with a MySQL database. PHP files are the templates that act as a skeleton to display the data. CSS files holds the design configurations like colours and fonts. MySQL database holds the content of the posts and other …

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