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WordPress

Thinking in WordPress

WordPress is a handy blogging tool, a useful Content Management System or a capable web application framework. Whatever way you look at it, WordPress helps you solve problems in creative ways. In this article, I want to talk about how I approach projects and my methodology for problem-solving with WordPress. This is not an exhaustive list and one article wouldn’t do justice to the vastness of WordPress. I will try to add whatever pointers stand out among the decisions you would probably have to take.

Thinking in the woods?
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Gatsby

Gatsby and WordPress – best friends or foes?

I see many WordPress users making a switch away from WordPress to Gatsby. However, I think the two technologies are a good match. Let’s find out!

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JavaScript React WordPress

How To Build A Skin For Your Web App With React And WordPress

This is an article written by me for Smashing Magazine five days ago. It’s about building a WordPress theme and store using React.

So you’ve trained yourself as a web engineer, and now want to build a blazing fast online shop for your customers. The product list should appear in an instant, and searching should waste no more than a split second either. Is that the stuff of daydreams?

Not anymore. Well, at least it’s nothing that can’t be achieved with the combination of WordPress’ REST API and React, a modern JavaScript library.

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WordPress

Shortcodes and Meta Boxes in developing a WordPress theme

I was fortunate to attend the meetup #4 titled ‘Meta boxes and Short Codes for Theme Development’. This event was organised by the WordPress Colombo Meetup group and held on 21 July 2016 at JKCS Auditorium, Colombo.

WP meetup #4

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WordPress

WordPress Colombo

Ever since I started out with mtwoblog.wordpress.com I have been fascinated by the whole WordPress ecosystem. Among many factors like the platform, the themes, the plugins, it also largely includes the active, growing community behind WordPress. One such community is WordPress Colombo which is essentially a group of WP enthusiasts in Sri Lanka on meetup.com.

WordPress Colombo
WordPress Colombo