Just yesterday I watched this great talk from Steve Grunwell (who I had the pleasure of meeting at Lone Star PHP 2017) about WP-CLI commands. It’s from Loopconf 2.1. It’s a very good talk about the how, what, and why of making your own commands.
Today’s article is on an advanced topic in WordPress development, and is by a distinguished guest and a truly outstanding WordPress developer and educator: Carl Alexander. Carl is a PHP developer from Montréal, Canada, who shares his passion for advanced programming topics on his website, carlalexander.ca, where he publishes articles on a regular basis.
If you’ve been to a WordCamp or two, chances are good that you’ve heard of the existence of a thing called “WP CLI.” Maybe that’s all you know. Maybe you’ve used it. Maybe you have a sinking feeling of guilt when you hear that name because you feel like you should have used it by now.
Hey! I’m Alex Denning and seven years ago I founded WPShout. I passed the site to Fred and David when I started university, who have done wonderful work since. I’m now freelancing full time and producing a course for WordPress users to become WordPress masters. Today’s post is an excerpt from the course.
Fred Meyer: What skills are required to be a good WordCamp facilitator, someone who makes a WordCamp happen? Project management skills are a great place to start in organizing a WordCamp. David Bisset: I think good organizational skills are an obvious must.
One of the hallmark features of WordPress 4.1 – yes we just got WordPress 4.0, and you’re right, it is really awesome – is likely to be a new way to remotely publish to WordPress: the hallowed “JSON REST API.” But for a lot of people, I know that that sounds like a whole lot of random meaningless letters.
Our thanks to this week’s content partner! The best piece of WordPress writing last week was from Brian at Post Status: How much should a custom WordPress website cost? Throughout the post, Brian makes the very correct point that “Pricing is hard,” and that “a website” can truly cost almost anything, depending on the client’s needs.
Object-orientation has been the dominant paradigm in programming for more than a few decades now. And its dominance is so absolute that many non-programmers will be able to name it, but can’t name another programming paradigm.
Tone is often a subliminal thing. Over months and years, you work with a person, an organization, or a software package, and eventually you notice that it generally makes you feel either happy or bummed out, listened to or scoffed at.