Support » Developing with WordPress » Using the Developing with WordPress sub-forum

  • Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    There’s been some misunderstanding about what this sub-forum is for and I’m going to post here a list of topic subject matter for this sub-forum.

    If you are asking a coding question about a plugin, please ask in that plugin’s sub-forum instead.

    If you are looking for a plugin recommendation, ask in the Fixing WordPress sub-forum instead.

    Please do post here if your topic is one of the following

    A question about a core WordPress function
    – How do I use this filter/action?
    – I used this built in WordPress function and I didn’t get the result I expected. What do I need to modify?
    – Javascript questions for including into your WordPress site.
    – Just about any question on CPTs.

    Provide code blocks to show your work
    – Wrap your <code> so it’s readable.
    – 10 lines or less (which isn’t a lot, see below).
    – A link to a gist where your code is. It doesn’t have to be that, pastebin.com works and so do many others.

    Include as much detail about your code
    – If your code needed something to set it up first (as in relies on other functions) let us know.
    – Do some basic troubleshooting. Sometimes a theme or a plugin can interfere inadvertently with your code. Revert to the Twenty Seventeen theme and deactivate your plugins. Does the function work after that? You may need to re-post your question in that theme/plugin’s support sub-forum instead.

    DO NOT WORK ON A LIVE PRODUCTION SETUP
    – Sorry for yelling. 😉 For your topic in Developing with WordPress you may be asked to do things that will break your site. For a dev or UAT/QA site that could be alright. For your live site it’s Not A Good Idea™ so please work in a sandbox where you can make a mess.

    Please do not post here if your topic is one of the following

    Any commercial product

    Commercial products are not for these volunteer forums.

    https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/forum-welcome/#do-not-post-about-commercial-products

    Please ask at the author or vendor’s site those questions. That’s what you paid them for and topics for commercial products are often closed with a note.

    “My theme/plugin/site is not working”

    Please post that in Fixing WordPress for general support topics.

    https://wordpress.org/support/forum/how-to-and-troubleshooting/#new-post

    For specific theme or plugin support use that theme/plugin support sub-forum instead.

    Plugin specific questions
    – Woocommerce or any plugin specific coding question belongs in that plugin’s sub-forum. That really is the best place to ask and in the case of Woocommerce that’s a very active sub-forum and community.

    Please keep those topics in the right place.

    Plugin recommendations
    – “I need to do X-EFFECT-HERE. What plugin do you recommend?” That’s not a code questions, please ask in the Fixing WordPress sub-forum instead.

    https://wordpress.org/support/forum/how-to-and-troubleshooting/#new-post

    JOB SPECIFICATIONS OR RFP
    – This one probably needs its own blog post. If you are posting a 500 word specification on what you need, with sub-bullet points then please consider posting on a job site instead.

    – These are volunteer support forums. The people who give of their own time to staff these forums also tend to do this for a living. Posting a job spec isn’t for here but perhaps for one of these sites.

    That’s not a big list and is just posted as an example. There are others.

    If you are posting a job spec then please don’t. It doesn’t belong here but there are many places where it would be more appropriate to post that.

    That’s all for now

    This isn’t a comprehensive list and this post will be updated from time to time. But I hope it gives you a good idea of what topics belong in Developing with WordPress.

    For any questions or comments on this closed sticky topic, please reach out to the moderators via the #forums Slack channel.

    https://wordpress.slack.com/messages/forums/

    This will require a Slack account and you can sign up for that with these instructions.

    https://make.wordpress.org/chat/

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