With the new Drupal 8 Blocks API, WordPress and Drupal are now more similar than not when it comes to Widgets vs Blocks. This post shows examples of each and highlights their similarities and differences.
VVV is one of the best environments for WordPress development, but it only comes with a few sites by default. This post will guide you through creating a new local development site on VVV, and (optionally) importing a live site for local development.
There are plenty of reasons you may need to hide the standard WordPress login form. This post shows how to remove the login form from the page completely, while still providing a simple mechanism for accessing the form when needed.
How to allow your users to place HTML img tags into WordPress comments by hooking into the wp_kses_allowed_html filter. Additionally, this same method can be used to allow other HTML tags into comments.
Presentation I gave at WordCamp Asheville in 2015. In which I provide an overview of two different PHP classes for querying the WordPress database: $wpdb for custom queries, and WP_Query() for getting lists of posts.
Often I find the need to dynamically add items to a menu in WordPress based on the current logged in user, or current post being viewed. After a little looking around, I found that the wp_get_nav_menu_items filter holds the key to this challenge.
Relating images to taxonomy terms is a common problem I’ve run into when building WordPress sites. To do it completely and effectively it requires the use of multiple hooks, and a non-trivial amount of logic.
This is a presentation I gave at WordCamp Asheville 2014, meant to teach new developers to create WordPress plugins. It focuses on setting up a new plugin project, and exploring different WordPress hooks.
This shortcode provides a simple way to show a list of recent replies on your bbPress forum. It has some arguments for flexibility, and separates logic from display by providing a distinct template function.
Widget Wrangler is a full-featured widget management system for Wordpress. Using Wordpress’s native WYSIWYG, create your widget content exactly as you want it to appear without having to know HTML or CSS.
This plugin provides a user interface for creating WordPress queries (WP_Query), and determining how they will appear. Each query is available as a WordPress widget and a shortcode for easy implementation.