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Category: Open Source

Bringing OOP functionality into WordPress

So if, like me, you’re an object orientated programmer and are suddenly asked to build functionality into WordPress it can feel like you’re trapped into procedural code and functions. Consequently; I thought I would whip up a little tutorial of how to work within WordPress, whilst maintaining your OOP integrity. The reason this is important is quite simple, if you’re building complex functionality into WordPress, you want to be able to use OOP principles and methodologies. Don’t worry or get confused, themes vs plugins Essentially, these are the same thing! They use the same library of code, the APIs you…

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When to use GitHub, when to use BitBucket

This is always a bit of a hot topic, especially amongst teams just getting ready to start properly managing their code through remote repositories. Disclaimer: I’m only going to talk about GitHub and BitBucket in this article. If your code is your bread and butter, your only offering; you probably should consider hosting your repositories yourself. I’m also sticking with these two as they’re the most widely adopted. When should I use GitHub? GitHub can be found at github.com – shameless plug, my user on there is @johnothecoder Short answer: For anything/everything open source, or where you’d hope for community…

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Tips for commercial WordPress, and open source, development

Hi everyone So I’ve been using content management systems on and off for the best part of 10 years. From the by-gone days of PHP Nuke and when content management systems like PHP Fusion were all the rage. To using more modern, and definitely more widely adopted systems like Joomla and, of course, WordPress; and just to throw other open source stuff into the mix, platforms like Moodle. Now I’ve returned to using WordPress on a daily basis, but from a different perspective; I don’t do too much development on WordPress personally; my skill set generally lies in building things on frameworks…

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