Let’s get you started building custom (from scratch) WordPress plugins. In Part 1 of this series, you are going to build the basics of the Collapsible Content plugin. As you are building it with Tonya, you’ll learn deeply about custom plugin development, file structures, jQuery, PHP, WordPress core, shortcodes, Gulp, and much more.
Labs are hands-on coding projects that you build along with Tonya as she explains the code, concepts, and thought processes behind it. You can use the labs to further your code knowledge or to use right in your projects. Each lab ties into the Docx to ensure you have the information you need.
Each lab is designed to further your understanding and mastery of code. You learn more about how to think about its construction, quality, maintainability, programmatic and logical thought, and problem-solving. While you may be building a specific thing, Tonya presents the why of it to make it adaptable far beyond that specific implementation, thereby giving you the means to make it your own, in any context.
Ins and Outs of PHP Namespace for WordPress
PHP Namespace gives you the means to encapsulate your code modules to improve readability and prevent code naming collisions. In this hands-on lab, you will migrate from prefixing convention to PHP namespacing. You will learn the ins and outs of namespacing.
Laying Out the Theme’s Architecture – Part 2
In this episode, you will continue adding files to your new Genesis developer’s starter theme. You will be adding in the file PHP DocBlocks including the package name. You’ll learn about how to name your packages for the namespacing, which I show as YourCompanyName\ThemeName. Upon the completion of this episode, you will have the baseline theme file/folder architecture completed. This is now the shell of your theme, ready for you to start adding in the code into the appropriate buckets.
Let’s see how namespacing affects variables.