10Up – WP PHP best practices
Writing performant code is absolutely critical, especially at the enterprise level. There are a number of strategies and best practices we must employ to ensure our code is optimized for high-traffic situations
css-tricks – WordPress Functionality Plugins
Been doing this for some time now. My typical functionality plugins include:
WordPress REST API Basics
WordPress has been gradually moving away from being just a blogging for years now. The final nail in the coffin of that outdated perception is the REST API. As WordPress enters the arena of full web application capable frameworks, the REST API is what makes interaction through third parties part of the core system.
An Introduction to Beans: A Free Light-Weight WordPress Theme Framework
Beans is a brand new free and open source WordPress theme framework which uses the UIKit front-end framework and is designed to help you build light-weight, fast and responsive WordPress themes.
It works responsively out of the box with a mobile-first approach, it will resize your content and also determines and serves up the correct image sizes for your device. They have streamlined the usage of the UIKit framework so it will only load the required components for each page as needed, this keeps page size down and makes your site load faster – in addition, all assets are combined into one file which is minified and cached on a per page basis.
Like other frameworks such as Genesis, it works on the child theme model, meaning you install the main framework theme and then customize it by adding a child theme which contains your custom code and styling – features are added using the Beans API or from the growing code snippets library.