WordPress development tutorials

Screen ID checks with WordPress Submenu Pages

Chances are if you’ve read our series on adding plugin settings to WooCommerce, you’re using an existing WooCommerce settings page or new settings tab to add any required configuration options for your plugin. If you have a more complex plugin who’s data will be accessed very often (such as Memberships or Subscriptions), you may even be adding a new submenu with a custom settings or usage page for your plugin. However, we’ve run into any…

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SkyVerge goes to Japan: a handshake with the Japanese WooCommerce community

During the last week of February we had our first “SkyTrip” (SkyVerge’s company retreat in Orlando, Florida). As I was headed to the US from Malaysia were I was previously based, I decided to cross Japan before getting to America. It was also a kind of a test for me to see how well I could handle remote work while being nomad in a place I never visited before, let alone work from there. I…

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WordPress development tutorials

Translating a WordPress Plugin on the Command Line Step by Step

The purpose of this article is to provide a quick and easy to follow step-by-step guide to extracting text strings from a WordPress plugin for translation from the command line. Although this is documented in the codex: I18N for WordPress Developers and Translating WordPress, those articles are somewhat lengthy and the first time I was asked to internationalize a plugin it took me some time to find the actual steps to generate my POT file….

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How to Override WooCommerce Widgets

While it’s not technically possible to override a WordPress widget (and remember WooCommerce widgets are nothing more than WordPress widgets), WooCommerce is just so extendable and pluggable and flexible, that some widget functionality can be nearly completely overridden just using the standard WooCommerce template files and/or template functions. For the widgets that aren’t as pluggable, or if you need greater control, you have the option to un-register a core WooCommerce widget and subclass it, or…

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How to Add Dimension Units to WooCommerce

This post was prompted by a recent question on the blog regarding how best to add custom units to the WooCommerce dimensions or weight options. While not a difficult thing to do, adding units is not trivial either if you don’t have much experience with PHP, WordPress or WooCommerce. This would be useful for adding, for instance, the foot as a dimension measurement to WooCommerce, which seems to be the most glaring omission. I’m guessing…

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WP Development

Writing a Plugin That Can Be Localized by WPML

Writing a custom plugin that can be translated by WPML (WordPress Multilingual) using .mo files is actually quite simple once you figure out how to generate the .mo file. My first attempt to internationalize my plugin with WPML however was less than successful, WPML would not localize my plugins text strings. I knew my .mo file was correct, and could be loaded by WordPress because when I set WPLANG to my target locale in wp-config.php,…

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