WordPress Core JavaScript Framework Debate Heats Up, Contributors Narrow Discussion to React vs. Vue

photo credit: oskay Small Parts – (license) WordPress core contributors met this morning to continue the discussion on selecting a new JavaScript framework for use with new core features. The discussion on the Make/Core post intensified over the weekend with more Vue.js proponents commenting to add their thoughts. Adam Silverstein and Andrew Duthie facilitated this Read more about WordPress Core JavaScript Framework Debate Heats Up, Contributors Narrow Discussion to React vs. Vue[…]

JavaScript for WordPress Developers: Loading JavaScript in WordPress

Over the past three weeks, we’ve looked at how to get started using JavaScript on your website, how to implement jQuery for animations and effects, and how to use JavaScript objects as part of this series. Now we’re going back to basics. In order to actually use JavaScript, you need to know how to load it Read more about JavaScript for WordPress Developers: Loading JavaScript in WordPress[…]

How to Properly Add jQuery Scripts to WordPress

Despite the fact WordPress has been around for a while, and the method of adding scripts to themes and plugins has been the same for years, there is still some confusion around how exactly you’re supposed to add scripts. So let’s clear it up. Since jQuery is still the most commonly used Javascript framework, let’s Read more about How to Properly Add jQuery Scripts to WordPress[…]

JavaScript for WordPress People: What You Need to Know

At December’s WordCamp US, WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg used his State of the Word talk to exhort us to “learn JavaScript, deeply.” But what does this mean and what do WordPress developers need to know about JavaScript? JavaScript is an established and continually growing front-end language that’s traditionally been used to create animations and effects Read more about JavaScript for WordPress People: What You Need to Know[…]

State of the Word 2015: JavaScript and API-driven Interfaces Are the Future of WordPress

The inaugural WordCamp US was held this weekend at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in the heart of Philadelphia, one of America’s oldest cities. Roughly 1,800 WordPress enthusiasts came from all corners of the world to attend the event. Ambling down Philly’s historic streets, lined with Benjamin Franklin monuments, one cannot help but consider how far Read more about State of the Word 2015: JavaScript and API-driven Interfaces Are the Future of WordPress[…]