24 Hours On WordPress

The last 24 hours or more I have been on WordPress. A template part has been made. In the evening, and night I participated in WordPress Slack. Today the categories were organized in the entire site. The Aquarelle template part In Web Developer 258:50 pp. there’s a lovely tutorial on a watercolorlike animation for a… Continue reading 24 Hours On WordPress

Working on a minimal viable theme

The concept “minimal viable production” is a common concept in agile projects. I’m working on a minimal viable WordPress theme. The rules are: The theme must validate according to WordPress Standards. The design is not important. So it’s all about function then. You can follow the development of the theme here (petj-mvp). The design is inspired… Continue reading Working on a minimal viable theme

Theme Development Process

Process notes: How to make and debug a WordPress theme Toolbox Debugging in WordPress. Debug bar. Developer Docs. Theme Developer Handbook: The Loop in Detail. Costum Headers. Costum Logo. Template file checklist. Automation (Nodejs) Nodejs is a must in rapid development. Here are some essential tools. SASS Much template work is tweaking the CSS. A… Continue reading Theme Development Process

Challenge: Write a Theme

One thing is to review themes. Another is to get it through the needle’s eye. Here’s the quest. Hack a theme that’ll meet all requirements and WordPress standards. The aim of the theme is to teach how to write a theme. In this way the theme will be usefull not only for me, but for… Continue reading Challenge: Write a Theme

The Role as WP Theme-reviewer

Anthropological field study II: experiences from the role as a theme-reviewer on make.wordpress.org It’s the next logical step To me the next logical step is to engage in themes. Since 2010 or so I have dabbled with themes. Testing themes is a challenge. Doing so will give valuable skills. That’s why I try out this role.… Continue reading The Role as WP Theme-reviewer

Theme Review Platform

The recommended plugins for theme reviewing are installed on a localhost/wordpress/ The PHP codesniffer is ready too So basicly everything is ready in order to enter the phase of the anthropological field study: The theme review quest.  

phpcs for WordPress

PHP Code sniffer is a code validator. In the tutorial: “Using PHP CodeSniffer With WordPress: Installing and Using the WordPress Rules” Tom McFarlin explains how to install the codesniffer with WordPress-specific sniffs.

Then Tom McFarlin gives a demo on a phpcs on the plugin Hello Dolly:


phpcs --standard=WordPress hello-dolly

I have installed the sniffer following the suggestions in McFarlin’s tutorial on a LAMP server with WordPress. So the tool’s in the box.