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Creating Reusable React Hooks For The WordPress Block Editor or Whatever
The new React documentation site is live and looks great. This section on creating custom hooks to encapsulate logic that needs to be used in multiple places in a React application is quite good. This is an important strategy to learn, and can help a lot when developing multiple blocks for a WordPress site. In […]
How To Use WordPress Data Package To Get The Current Post Being Edited In The Post Editor
How to use the WordPress data module to get the current state of the post being editted in the WordPress block editor.
How To Insert Blocks In WordPress Block Editor
Using Plugin Machine To Build Zip Files of WordPress Plugins With Github Actions
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Learn Testing By Reading Tests: Two Factor
In this course, I’m going to be looking at tests in existing plugins and showing what they do well. This is based on the WordPress 2-factor authentication plugin, which has a small feature set. Many WordPress plugins need to run the same process with multiple providers. This plugin has one core feature, twp-factor authentication, which […]
Refactoring To Use A WordPress Plugin To Use A Container
WordPress plugins used to use one big class, that was a singleton, and exposed instances of all of the plugin’s classes. This worked, but singletons have a lot of downsides. It was the best solution in PHP 5.2, which we used to have to support. In the previous section, I wrote about singletons and their […]
Singletons & Dependnecy Injection In WordPress
In general a WordPress plugin will have one PHP class that is the main class of the plugin. Singletons used to be very common in WordPress plugins and have been a topic of debate in the community for awhile. I wrote a post in 2016 about Singletons in WordPress plugins, but my opinion has changed […]
Refactoring WordPress Plugins To Use Dependency Injection
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