I recently mentioned some bespoke WordPress plugin development I was doing for a work client; I have a few links I saved at the time which helped me build in styles using built-in WordPress classes, as well as functions / hooks / etc which made my life easier. I thought they may be of use to fellow devs so thought I’d share:
- WordPress Plugin Development: Style Your Message Boxes: keeping plugin message boxes consistent with WP
- How To Design And Style Your WordPress Plugin Admin Panel: how to achieve the standard WP admin panel look with existing CSS classes etc
- WordPress Codex Developer Documentation: standard WP docs
- WordPress user registration template and custom user profile fields: does what it says on the tin
As I find the notes I scribbled these URLs down in, I’ll add to this post.
One thing I did note, however, is that some of the guides etc I came across were using deprecated WP functions. (Obligatory disclaimer…) it’s definitely worth getting to grips with the codex, and checking pages for hooks that you’re unfamiliar with before blindly copy-pasting someone else’s code (not to mention the possibility for security holes, yadda yadda).