This article looks at the two major systems for adding data to posts in WordPress: custom taxonomies and custom fields. Since some needs can reasonably by solved by either custom fields or custom taxonomies, we’ll use a practical example—a movie review site—to help define overall principles for when it’s best to use each tool.The Two Crucial Types of Post Data in WordPressIn WordPress, you need to think about two types of data that you can attach to your posts: taxonomies and “fields.” Since we’re discussing creating custom data, I’ll mostly be referring to “custom taxonomies” and “custom fields.”What Custom Taxonomies AreTo understand custom taxonomies well, it’s most helpful to think about WordPress’s built in taxonomies: Post Tags and Post Categories. For both, they’re a systematic ways to organize and think about your data. The biggest distinguishing feature of them, though, is that … [Read more...] about Organizing Your WordPress Data: Understanding Custom Taxonomies vs Custom Fields
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Alyssa Cuda 2.23.2019 The Stevie Awards are a set of hundreds of business awards given annually by the American Business Awards organization. They were created in 2002 to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of companies and business people worldwide. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards are given to companies who exhibit excellence in the following areas: Business Development, Customer Service Success, New Product & Service, Sales Distinction, and Solution Provider. This year we are thrilled to announce that our Customer Service department has won its fourth Stevie and was awarded Silver for Customer Service Department of the Year (Computer Software). As WP Engine grows, we remain committed to our core value: Customer-Inspired. This means we will continue to amaze customers with our service, expertise, and transparency. We will continue to work hard to earn our customer’s loyalty and earn their advocacy with every action. Additionally, … [Read more...] about WP Engine Sales and Customer Service Teams Recognized at The Stevie Awards
Alyssa Cuda 12.7.2018 AUSTIN, Texas — Dec. 7, 2018 – Whether it’s scaling holiday ecommerce sites, helping to personalize learning platforms, bringing innovation to news outlets or building intranets that increase employee engagement, hear how WP Engine’s Digital Experience Platform and the company’s customer experience organization’s expertise has helped customers win this year. Getting Jolly Over Holiday Ecommerce Ecommerce is growing 23 percent year-over-year, yet 46 percent of American small businesses do not have a website. At no point in the year is this fact more critical than during the holiday shopping season when, according to the National Retail Federation, up to 40 percent of yearly sales can take place. UglyChristmasSweater.com, a family-owned holiday clothing company known for its holiday, tongue in-cheek humor, has seen exponential year-over-year growth with a huge spike in business that begins as soon as the holiday season … [Read more...] about From Holiday Ecommerce To Personalized Learning Experiences, WP Engine’s Digital Experience Platform Enabled Customer Success in 2018
I’ve written a lot about object-oriented PHP and the WordPress REST API for Torque over the past few years. I’ve also touched on using Composer for dependency management and to provide an autoloader, as well as covered unit testing. The basic message of everything I’ve written is that by applying the established best practices of software development to how we develop for WordPress, we can create better plugins. This is the first of a series of articles, that will pull together these concepts in a practical, functional example. I’ll be walking through creating a WordPress plugin to modify the capabilities of WordPress REST API endpoints so they can be better optimized for search. The plugin is available on Github. You may want to browse the commit log to see how I put it together. In this series, I’ll cover structuring plugins and classes using modern object-oriented PHP and not only how to make it testable, but also how to write automated tests for it. I … [Read more...] about Advanced OOP For WordPress: Customizing REST API Endpoints To Improve WordPress Search
We are in the midst of our Epic 2018 Launch-A-Palooza where we’ll be rolling out new products and feature enhancements all year long. Last month we pushed Release 1 of our new Atomic control panel – with that also came our brand new application gateway – ARES.Feedback has been great, and we welcome more of it!Our release schedule is ambitious – and on deck is Release 2 of the Atomic control panel. This release focuses on our new user sign-up flow.The changes to the sign-up process are needed to support the new App management screens coming in Atomic Beta Release 3.While this release does not affect existing customers, it will dramatically enhance our ability to welcome new customers. Here are some screens of what to expect when this launches in the next week or so.Choosing a plan and region.A short video to highlight a few key aspects of setup and our on-boarding process while your server provisions.Adding your team membersThat’s it for now – until … [Read more...] about Atomic Beta Release 2 – New Pagely customer signup flow.