In this Advanced Custom Fields Tutorial we are going to cover how to use this simple yet powerful tool to develop customized and interactive edit screens and custom meta fields. WordPress does a great job of providing an easy user experience but there are some things that can still be improved on when developing a site for someone else to use. Sometimes we need to add custom input fields in the dashboard, create specific pages for all of the home page settings, or even build a page builder that will allow your clients to build their own website (kinda). You can create fields using code from the WordPress Codex but by using Advanced Custom Fields you can create incredible dynamic user experiences without having to code your life away and wasting all of your budget. Let’s take an in-depth look at this plugin.
The holidays are approaching and soon we will be entering 2016, just in time for us to look at a few WordPress development tools we aren’t going to want to live without. There are numerous tools available for developers but this list of the top 6 WordPress development tools comes straight from my workflow. These resources have taken my development skills to the next level and decreased the time it takes me to finish a site. Let’s go ahead and look at the first one:
If you are looking for the best WordPress hosting, look no further! I was recently in the market for a new hosting company that specialized in WordPress because I was really tired of hearing “Well we don’t really know much about WordPress” from the customer service/support team. I thought to myself, well isn’t WordPress the CMS for 23% of the web? Indeed it is and growing as we speak. So I set out to find the best WordPress hosting company I could find. There are quite a few good choices but, in my opinion, Site Ground is the best! Here is why:
Knowing how to use the wp_query function can truly take your development skills to the next level. The purpose of the wp_query function is to extend/customize the WordPress loop, giving you very specific queries and producing some very powerful functionality in your websites. It is definitely a more complex piece of code and requires a lot of precise pieces of information but once you learn the basics it is easy to get the hang of using it.
Greetings from the beautiful Westin Lake Resort & Spa where the first-ever LoopConf is being held. The resort is absolutely breathtaking and the Twitter buzz is palpable. LoopConf is the self-proclaimed “Greatest conference ever created for WordPress developers” and from the crazy amount of talent, not only speaking but also attending, I have no doubts they will prove this point.
Knowing how to write WordPress if statements can help you take your websites to the next level. They are meant to pose a question and based on the answer to that question you can do or show something. This can be a really powerful tool in your development work belt, especially with the conditional tags WordPress already has built into the core. In this tutorial, I am going to give you the basics of WordPress if statements and provide a few real world examples.
The WP-API is revolutionizing the way we use WordPress. In this presentation I gave at the first-ever WordCamp San Antonio, I introduce you briefly to the WP-API and show you how and why it will affect everyone who uses WordPress.
Would you like to know how to use Masonry in WordPress? This article will show you the basics of getting it set up in your development project. The best thing about using Masonry in WordPress is that it is actually built into the core of WordPress. So we don’t actually have to do very much work to get it working. Good thinking WordPress!
We have finally come to the conclusion of the Let’s Build A WordPress Theme From Scratch tutorial series. The final file I want to mention is literally the most important file. “Why?”, you ask. Well it’s because in WordPress you only need two files to start a theme, and those two files are a template file (index.php, home.php, or front-page.php) and style.css.
WordCamp San Antonio 2015 is officially debuting to our great WordPress community. A group of passionate WordPress lovers/users got together and convinced the people at WordCamp to allow us to have this world-wide event here in our great city. I happen to be one of those lovers/users and was able to be on the organizing committee and lend my design and development skills to benefit the team. This means I was able to create the first-ever WordCamp San Antonio logo and I am super honored and proud!