50 Filters of WordPress: Filters 11-20

In the previous part of this series, we started going through 50 WordPress filters. Selected among hundreds, we started by reviewing 10 of them. In this tutorial, we're going to see another batch of them and review some examples of each.

50 Filters of WordPress: The First 10 Filters
WordPress is an amazing platform and the most popular content management system in the world. The reason for this title is because of its extensibility. In this series, we're going to learn about filters - one of the best ways we can extend WordPress. In the first post of the series, we introduced the idea of the world of filters within the context of WordPress. In this tutorial, we're going to start reviewing 50 selected filters by explaining what they do and see an example for each filter.
Adding the CSS for a Color Scheme in the Theme Customizer

In the first part of this two part series, Rachel McCollin showed you how to create the settings and controls for a color scheme in the WordPress theme customizer. In this part, you'll use these to define CSS in the theme based on what users select using the customizer. You could easily take this further - perhaps by using radio buttons to provide layout options or by giving users a choice as to which colors from their scheme are used where. She would warn against making things too complicated though - in her opinion, the benefit of this approach is that it keeps things simple.

Settings and Controls for a Color Scheme in the Theme Customizer

The theme customizer is a great tool to allow your users more freedom to tweak a theme without having to edit the code. But if you want to let your users change the colors of their site, things can get complicated. Adding a control for every single element they can change will make things cumbersome and users may end up with a site which looks like a garish mess.

Creating a PayPal Buy Now Button With Variable Shortcodes

PayPal is a great payment processor that allows anyone to send you money, which you can then send directly to your bank account. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a WordPress plugin allowing you to generate a Buy Now button, using a variable shortcode. The main shortcode will have a default value of $50 USD, with the Large size, though you'll be able to overwrite this every time you enter the shortcode; this is known as a variable shortcode.

Options for SSL in WordPress

With the ever increasing focus on web security, SSL certificates have started to become common practice when setting up websites. This article will show you how to implement SSL into your WordPress website but won't go into details of how to buy and set up certificates with your web host, as this changes from provider to provider. That said, most web hosts sell and install web hosts for the clients for a relatively small fee. To make any of the changes described in this article you will need to already have an SSL certificate configured on your web server.

Add a Beautiful Table of Contents to Your WordPress Posts

If you write longer blog posts and want to give your readers a structured way to navigate your pages and posts, the free Table of Contents Plus plugin is an elegant solution. It automatically generates a Table of Contents on your page from section headings, resembling very much the great collapsible Wikipedia style contents boxes.

Final Tips for Best Practices in WordPress Development

Welcome to the last part of this series. If you just arrived, please check our two previous articles. We covered so far the following topics: Tips for Best Practices in WordPress Development and More Tips for Best Practices in WordPress Development. In this final article, Damian Logghe going to talk about three important things that although they don't affect the plugin operation, they are essential if you want to deliver a quality plugin.

More Tips for Best Practices in WordPress Development

Welcome to the second part of the series. In the first article, we explained the WordPress Coding Standards, how to avoid namespaces collisions, comments in the code, and some basic security tips. Today, we are going to go a bit deeper and write some more code and learn some techniques to improve performance and security of our plugins.

Tips for Best Practices in WordPress Development

In this series, we're going to cover the most important things you should consider when developing a WordPress Plugin or a WordPress Theme. This guide aims to provide a set of good practices that will be helpful to beginners and also to experts developers that are starting to work with WordPress. But wait! If you've been developing WordPress plugins for a while take a look before deciding this guide is not for you. Damian Logghe is sure you will get something of it. After all, we all have something unique to offer.

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