FooPlugins Blog

Make A WordPress Plugin – Your Environment

As mentioned in the introduction post, before you write a single line of code to make a WordPress plugin, you need to prepare both your environment and yourself, to start writing code. A lot of tutorials just jump in and miss the fundamentals. I believe that without the fundamentals, you might as well not even start. Think of this post as an upfront investment – a down payment if you will. Getting my development environment setup correctly from the start has literally saved me weeks worth of time over the last couple of years. Here is the list of what we will be … Read more…

FooCamp – How to Make a WordPress Plugin Series

FooCamp - How to Make a WordPress Plugin

FooCamp – An Introduction Is this just another WordPress plugin tutorial? No way. There are plenty tutorials and blog series out there, but this will be different. A few days ago, I was wanting to teach our support guru Matt Cromwell how to write his own WordPress plugin. So instead of just sending him a list of things to do and read, I thought it would be a really cool idea to blog about it. In that way, everyone can learn along the way (including me). And so FooCamp Plugin School was born! Who knows, maybe when we are done, … Read more…

Plugin Troubleshooting

How to Troubleshoot a Plugin Conflict

We’ve all been there: You’re excited about a new plugin, you download it, install it, and then BOOOM! Your site is a blank white page. Maybe you got the courtesy of an error message. Bottom line: A plugin broke your website and now it’s time to start troubleshooting. Why Does This Happen? WordPress is an amazing platform with which to build websites, specifically because it is Open Source. What that means though, is that young developers and designers get to experiment with an amazing code base – which is great, but it can sometimes wreck havoc on your site even … Read more…