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Extending WordPress – Customizing the Customizer

Introduction There has long been a practice in themes including a theme settings page within the administrative dashboard. The customizer, which first appeared in [which??] has been intended as a place to centralize appearance-related settings. WordPress has since been encouraging use of the customizer over theme options pages. The Customizer Whither options pages? WordPress for […]

WordPress, XAMPP, and Windows – a how-to

Setting up WordPress can be simple. Or tricky. Same for setting up WordPress on Windows. This presentation was created for a local WordPress user group, and attempts to provide a guide to the process. Coverage includes installation and configuration of supporting software as well as WordPress itself, content synchronization, and plugin recommendations. Useful code snippets included.

The Future of WordPress

A very eloquent review of where WordPress stands in today’s web and of what it can be made into. Includes ideas for where WordPress might go in the future, some criticisms, and input from notable community members. Well worth a read for anyone who wants to check the current view of WordPress. Some good discussion in the comments as well – whoever said comments were dead??

WordPress Glossary

The WPBeginner site has unveiled a new resource for WordPressers: a glossary. WordPress resources are abundant online, but there has not been a canonical glossary on the subject – the Codex is good for what it does, but it is not a glossary. WPBeginner have taken the initiative to create a centralized listing of WordPress-related terms, along with their definitions, and link to related content as appropriate (good SEO win for WPBeginners as well). It’s a good start, but there’s much more that can be added; the people behind the site are open to suggestions! They are also interested in volunteers to help with managing the glossary.

Read the announcement post.

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Grant Palin

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