WordPress

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and paired with a database. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system.

  • A content management system (CMS) is a tool which helps you build a website without needing to write code.
  • According to W3Techs, WordPress powers 43% of all the websites on the Internet, including those without a content management system (CMS) or with a custom-coded CMS.

WordPress Upgrade Warning!!!!!

If you’re a version of WordPress lower than v5.0, then heed the following:

  • Make absolutely certain your Web host is running PHP v5.6, or newer, before upgrading to WordPress v5.x.
  • Make sure to do a full offline backup of your site, including the database and configuration files, before upgrading to WordPress v5.x.
  • After upgrading to WordPress 5.x, make sure to also upgrade to PHP v7.3 or newer.

WordPress Security Practices

Make sure to update all themes, plugins, and of course, the WordPress core regularly. Wordfence can be configured to send you e-mails when it detects updates are available.

Tutorials

Workshops & Conferences

WordPress Support & Configuration

WordPress Full Site Editing (FSE)

WordPress Themes

GeneratePress

WordPress Plugins

Reporting Plugin Security Issues

Backup/Restore/Move

Important! The backup process is not complete until, you’ve successfully completed a restore, and verified all of the data and parameters were correctly restored.

Page Builders, Blocks, Layouts

  • TablePress allows you to create and manage tables in the admin area of WordPress. Tables may contain text, numbers and even HTML (e.g. to include images or links). You can then show the tables in your posts, on your pages, or in text widgets by using a Shortcode. If you want to show your tables anywhere else in your theme, you can use a Template Tag function.

Utilities

Gutenberg Editor

Gutenberg” is the codename for the new WordPress editor focus. The goal of this focus is to create a new post and page editing experience that makes it easy for anyone to create rich post layouts.

Gutenberg has replaced the TinyMCE editor with the release of WordPress 5.0 on 2018-12-07.

Developer Tools

Local by Flywheel, (formerly Pressmatic) – Easily setup and manage local instances of WordPress

TasteWP by Inisev – Spin up a temporary (24hr), fully functional, WordPress instance with one click.

Lando offers a configurable recipe for developing WordPress apps

WPDC – WordPress Docker Compose

create-guten-block is a zero-configuration dev-toolkit (#0CJS) to develop WordPress Gutenberg blocks in a matter of minutes without configuring React, Webpack, Modern JavaScript (ES6, ES7, ES8, …) ESLint, Babel, etc.

Determine which WordPress theme & WordPress plugins a Web site is running:

Unit Testing

  • PHP Unit Testing in WordPress: WP Test is a library for quickly and easily setting up and executing WordPress unit and integration tests. It allows you to initialize an automated test suite on any new or existing WordPress theme, plugin or full website project.

Problem Resolution

WordPress Forums