Proper and fast unit tests in WordPress

There were unit tests missing in my hacktoberfest project. Unfortunately there is no framework which does proper unit tests for WordPress plugins or themes. Most of them do integration tests so I made another approach to speed up tests and keep them very modular.  Continue reading “Proper and fast unit tests in WordPress”

Take control of new bundled plugins and themes

On the WordCamp Frankfurt 2016 I showed some useful constants. One of them was CORE_UPGRADE_SKIP_NEW_BUNDLED which allows you to suppress/control the installation of twenty* themes and akismet with every WordPress update. Let’s take a look how to do that. Continue reading “Take control of new bundled plugins and themes”

Use the force for a reliable design

The Theme Customization API has become a great thing in WordPress and gives much power to the user. But some settings should never change, like colors for corporate identity. To keep them from accidental change or loss you can override their value no matter what. Let me show you how. Continue reading “Use the force for a reliable design”