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  • A former member
    A former member

    Really good information on plugins, website planning and management. Thanks!

    September 26, 2012

  • Debbie

    I have recently found myself in a position to have an influence on technical decissions for the company I work for. I am thinking of standarizing all website development on WordPress. I realize there's a right way and wrong way to do just about anything in life. I would lilke to have WordPress development standards (what NOT to do, and good practices to follow for "corporate america") Does anyone already have such a document?

    September 21, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I echo what Kyle said. The one big no-no in WordPress development is hacking the core files. For one, it can cause WordPress to stop working. And two, when WordPress updates, your changes are deleted. Other non-WordPress-specific best practices include commenting your code, using version control (e.g. Git, Subversion), and keeping structure (HTML), styling (CSS), content (PHP/MySQL/database) and functionality (Javascript) separate. Other good practices include developing sites that are responsive width, cross-browser friendly, and don't use Flash.

      September 21, 2012

    • Charles Y.

      If I may suggest using the Genesis Framework. It separates all custom code and design into a manageable child theme while adding standard important functions across all wordpress sites you build.

      In addition, it has built in functions that make modifying wordpress easy without touching the core files.

      September 21, 2012

  • Charles Y.

    I have recently converted all my web development and design over to Wordpress + Genesis Framework and looking forward to collaborating with like minded Wordpress enthusiasts on this side of town.

    September 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Slowly learning and self taught... looking forward to observing and soaking in some knowledge from others.

    September 7, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      You'll fit right in, Cheryl! Look forward to seeing you there.

      September 7, 2012

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