WordPress Internals: How WordPress Boots Up Part 2

In my previous post on How WordPress Boots Up we went over half of the bootup process up to the point where WordPress wp-settings.php returns as a SHORTINIT’ed version, with the barebones of WordPress available, which, though an obscure feature, turns out to be quite useful for environments where only the very core WordPress features are required (especially the database abstraction). I encourage you to at least skim through part one, don’t worry we won’t leave without you. Continuer la lecture de WordPress Internals: How WordPress Boots Up Part 2

WordPress Internals: How WordPress Boots Up Part 3

If you haven’t been following this series, make sure you at least skim through WordPress Internals: How WordPress Boots Up and WordPress Internals: How WordPress Boots Up Part 2, where we went from the very moment an HTTP request hits the index.php front-facing WordPress file and up to the quite cumbersome but lighting fast bootstrap process that wp-settings.php leads and sustains. Continuer la lecture de WordPress Internals: How WordPress Boots Up Part 3

How To: Style Your WordPress Gallery

Galleries and images are not new to WordPress. Gallery plugins existed long before WordPress had enhanced media functionality of it’s own. The [ gallery ] shortcode was introduced in version 2.5 and the Gallery Post Format came around in 3.1. This post will walk you through the process of working with and styling the native WordPress galleries and the gallery post format. Continuer la lecture de How To: Style Your WordPress Gallery

Tutorial: Deploying WordPress with Capistrano

Capistrano is a command line utility for deploying web applications to one or more servers. It was primarily developed for Ruby on Rails applications, but applicable to all sorts of web applications these days, including of course WordPress. Honestly, I discovered Capistrano a couple of weeks ago during Mark Jaquith’s talk at WordCamp San Francisco 2011 so I decided to give it a go.  Continuer la lecture de Tutorial: Deploying WordPress with Capistrano

WordPress Internals: How WordPress Boots Up

Managing a WordPress blog, designing and deploying WordPress themes, and even writing WordPress plugins does not require an in-depth knowledge of how WordPress processes requests to its pages, forms responses based on those requests and spews out a nice and clean HTML code to make the users happy. However, understanding the inner-workings of what makes it all tick proves (at least to us) to be a great advantage when coding advanced plugins or theme features and debugging them. Continuer la lecture de WordPress Internals: How WordPress Boots Up

Theme Review: Digging Into Twenty Eleven

As you probably already know, WordPress has announced it’s third release candidate for version 3.2, while the actual release is being delayed for a few days. You might be familiar with some of the new features coming up in 3.2, but we have a dedicated blog post for that lined up. This post is about the new default theme in WordPress 3.2 — Twenty Eleven. Continuer la lecture de Theme Review: Digging Into Twenty Eleven