Learning PHP for WordPress Development: Understanding PHP’s return

Welcome to this rundown on return in PHP! This article continues our series explaining the basics of PHP for WordPress development. Our discussion of PHP’s return builds on two topics we’ve covered in earlier articles: PHP functions. Functions are where return is useful, so you’ll want to understand the basics of what PHP functions are […]

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The Four Languages You Must Know to Understand WordPress

Learning WordPress development starts with a lot of key questions, including this one: “What language is WordPress written in?” Another common one is “Should I learn PHP or JavaScript first?” WordPress programming languages is a big topic, but we’ll cover all you need to get started. The answer to “What coding language does WordPress use?” […]

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Learning PHP for WordPress Development: Understanding PHP’s echo

Welcome to this rundown on echo in PHP! This article is part of our series explaining the fundamentals of PHP for WordPress development, so that you can start learning the language of WordPress “under the hood” and unlock the powers of a full-fledged WordPress developer. To understand PHP’s echo, it’s helpful to have two core concepts […]

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Learning PHP for WordPress Development: Introduction to PHP Functions

This article is an accessible dive into one of the bedrock concepts of modern programming: functions. We’re writing our guide to PHP for WordPress developers, and it’s exciting times! PHP knowledge truly is the key to the kingdom for a WordPress developer, and it feels really good to be teaching the subject using our own […]

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PHP for Beginners: Starting on Backend WordPress Development

WordPress, the content management system the internet loves. You can use it for years without needing to tackle PHP, but eventually you’re finding yourself needing it. You go to Bing and search “php for beginners” and you find yourself here. Learning PHP for WordPress development is a long journey, but let’s start! We’ll kick off […]

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