If you’re still wondering about the difference between WordPress actions and WordPress filters, Michael Fields posted a very cool explanation in this forum thread called Actions vs. Filters. I think it’s the best explanation of actions and filters I have seen so far, well done Michael, and keep up the good work!
Let’s pretend that WordPress is a Mexican restaurant and we have ordered a taco as illustrated by the following code…
<?php $taco = 'chicken'; ?>
Hat tip to Philip for finding this little two-year old treasure in the forums. If you’re interested in a very detailed article about the internals of actions and filters, check out Gennady’s post called Inside WordPress Actions and Filters.
Has anyone else stumbled across interesting ways of describing WordPress functions and APIs? Feel free to share your links!
I started a blog about Theme Options, where I post screenshots and thoughts about options panels in free and premium WordPress themes. My ultimate goal is to get a collection of good and bad practices when dealing with theme options. Thanks for subscribing and feel free to submit your screenshots and thoughts!
If you’re familiar with Less CSS, SASS and others, you will absolutely love this one: The future of CSS. It seems to cover everything we’ve been missing so far. I’ve already started using More CSS in my next project and it’s looking very good so far!
Everybody’s doing roundups, and so am I. WordPress Weekly issue #1!
Jane opened a ticket to add meta description to core, Joost de Valk is not happy. Theme Customizer in 3.4 is looking good. Ryan Imel of WPCandy interviews John James Jacoby on BuddyPress, bbPress and social. Theme.fm seems to be back, with a post about some plugins essential for your WordPress themes.
There’s a bunch of new videos at WordPress.tv from WordCamp Phoenix 2012 featuring Lance Willet, Aaron Campbell, Ryan Imel, Daniel Bachhuber and others. Tom McFarlin writes for Smashing Magazine about premium products. Jane’s Jitterbug Kickstarter project is almost funded. WordPress.com rolls out two new themes and views by country in stats.
This is an experimental post series where I link to random news around the WordPress community. Yes, everybody’s doing roundups, and so am I, but mine are better — short and straight to the point. Did I miss anything?
If you’re an Android fan you’ll love this post on Mashable: Top 10 Best Android Games of 2011. Features both free and paid ones and some I haven’t even played yet, awesome!
Sweet! WordPress 3.3 Release Candidate 2 is here and as Andrew Nacin pointed out they’re “really close to a final release.” To find out what’s new in 3.3, visit the About page after installing the release candidate. Good luck and make sure your themes and plugins throw no errors!
If you’re using VirtualBox for web development and sync data between the host and guest VMs using folder sharing via Guest Additions, you might have noticed that VirtualBox is not too good ad syncing files and some of them tend to get lost too.
Here’s a good tutorial on Setting Up NFS in Ubuntu which turned out to be a great alternative, works crazy fast, no permissions issue, syncs very well and easy to snapshot too!
Check out Selective Page Hierarchy for wp_list_pages() where Michael Fields shows how he extended the WordPress
Walker_Page class to create a selective “drilldown” page walker, which can then be used with
Artiste by Orman Clark is a very nice looking portfolio theme for WordPress released today. Just like the rest of Orman’s themes, this one’s got a bunch of options, widgets, shortcodes and templates as well as a layered PSD for heavy customization. Doesn’t seem like it responds to media queries but the layout is flexible enough to fit an portrait iPad.
Kriesi, one of the top authors on Themeforest has released his first eCommerce theme called Abundance. Quite experimental but the sales figures are looking good so far. Thinking of giving it a spin very soon.