On the 29th episode of the WPCandy Podcast we talked about the sometimes poor state of plugin user interfaces. Many WordPress plugins are inconsistent with the native WordPress user interface in how they implement settings in the administration area for users. I’m writing this guide to outline a (completely unofficial ) set of best practices for implementing settings pages that is consistent and current with the native WordPress administration user interface. I’ve based these guidelines on my observations and experiences with using plugins in WordPress. They’re also totally a work in progress—if you have suggestions, feel free to add them in the comments section.
If you use WordPress to manage your website, you likely started with a theme that needs to be modified. It’s easy enough to use the built-in tools in WordPress to modify CSS and sidebars, but arguably the most important identifier for your site is the header. So how do you find this, create your own, and get it in place? In this article we will discuss how to do all three of these tasks. Bear in mind that not all WordPress themes work the same. Find Your Theme’s Header
If you are a freelance graphic designer or photographer, then you need a way to show off your work. WordPress is hands down one of the best ways to manage your own website. You can easily update content in minutes and the high degree of customization means you can make your WordPress site look exactly the way you want it. We broke down the three main plugin categories into gallery plugins, share/bookmark plugins, and social media plugins. If you’re new to WordPress, plugins are one of the many awesome ways you can modify a WordPress site. They add extra features — much like downloading an app on your smartphone or loading a new brush set into Photoshop.
You can make the WordPress interface easier for clients by removing unnecessary menus , widgets and meta boxes . However, in WordPress 3.3, the admin and header bars have been merged to create a single toolbar. It may also contain options you want to hide…
Creating Tables with Plugins Languages : English • 日本語 • Русский • ( Add your language ) If you are writing a plugin for WordPress, you will almost certainly find that you need to store some information in the WordPress database.
Template Tags Languages : English • Français • Português do Brasil • 日本語 • Русский • ไทย • Türkçe • 中文(简体) • 中文(繁體) • ( Add your language ) Template tags are used within your blog's Templates to display information dynamically or otherwise customize your blog, providing the tools to make it as individual and interesting as you are. Below is a list of the general user tags available in WordPress, sorted by function-specific category.
Plugin API/Action Reference Languages : English • 日本語 • Português do Brasil • ( Add your language ) This article is a (hopefully complete) list of the action hooks available for use in plugin development in Version 2.1 and above of WordPress.
Plugin API/Filter Reference Languages : English • 日本語 • ( Add your language ) This article is a (mostly complete) list of the filter hooks available for use in plugin development in Version 2.1 and above of WordPress. For more information: To learn more about what filter and action hooks are, see Plugin API . To learn about writing plugins in general, see Writing a Plugin .