10 Online Resources for WordPress Developers

Posted by Pixafy Team

WordPress is the most popular website platform and CMS around, and Pixafy’s team of expert developers has years of extensive experience building on the platform. We’re always looking for useful online resources to help us stay on top of our game, which is why we’ve compiled a list of 10 go-to resources for WordPress developers! Take a look below and feel free to add your own suggestions in the comment section!

1. WordPress Widgets: Front to Back

This great Tuts+ tutorial reviews the process of building custom WordPress widgets using the WordPress API and advanced development techniques. This is a good place to start for beginners, as the author assumes that the reader has no experience with WordPress widget development and starts from zero.

2. Embed a Page Inside a Page in WordPress

Quick and simple code snippet that can be used within the regular page loop in WordPress. Just replace **ID** with the ID of the page you’d like to embed!

3. Query of Show a Specific Post in WordPress

Tips and Tricks is a very popular resource for our WordPress developers because it offers quick and clear answers to complicated questions. This article provides PHP code and a plugin for WordPress that takes a post ID and returns the database record for that post. This is helpful when you want to show a specific post on your homepage or other pages to get more attention.

4. Get Category ID Using Category Name in WordPress

This useful WordPress function will allow you to be able to get a category ID from the category name. Check it out!

5. Using the WordPress Body Class

WordPress generates a lot of CSS classes, one being the body class styles. This tutorial explains WordPress body class and shares some tips and tricks for beginning theme designers.

6. Add Class to Links

Here’s a snippet of code that allows you to add class to links generated by next_posts_link and previous_posts_link. These functions create anchor links which you can customize, but you’ve got to add a function to functions.php first.

7. Getting Homepage Template to Display Post-Format “Gallery” Differently

This is an awesome question and answer site for WordPress developers and administrators. Here, someone asks for help with getting their homepage template to display post-format “gallery” differently than other formats. Ask and you shall receive!

8. Display Posts from WordPress Custom Post Type

Here is a simple WordPress loop that allows you to display posts from custom post type. You’ll want to do this after you’ve added custom post type and taxonomies to your WP blog.

9. The WordPress Plugin Boilerplate

WordPress developer Tom McFarlin runs a fantastic blog that provides great resources to fellow developers. In this post he breaks down the latest version of the Boilerplate plugin and offers insights on the key updates and features.

10. The WordPress BlankSlate Theme

The blankSlate WordPress theme is meant to be used as a starting place for custom theme development because it is, for lack of a better word, basic! It’s a great theme to build off of and customize to your liking.

Stay tuned for more roundups of developer resources – we’re just skimming the surface so there’s a ton more to come!

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