Practical Tips for Aspiring WordPress Developers | Wptuts+

On Wptuts+, we talk a lot about how to achieve certain things using WordPress, how to apply practical tips within WordPress projects themselves, but one overlooked area of working with WordPress is bringing aspiring developers up-to-speed on how to quickly get started with building WordPress-based products.

Sure, there are a lot of guides for beginners that are out there, but what about experienced developers who’ve yet to really hop over into WordPress, or who have worked in environments like .NET or Rails before but are now faced with the task of building something for WordPress?

In this post, we’re going to look at some general, educational, and development related tips that are geared towards the experienced developer in order to bring them up to speed in WordPress development.

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A Layman’s View of the WordPress User Roles | Wptuts+

The WordPress user feature could be confusing for some of us in the beginning. Therefore, to remain effective and efficient, it is paramount to understand the different roles that are available when creating users and defining their capabilities. There are different types of users in WordPress. WordPress offers default roles in the form of Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor and Subscriber. You can also add a new user and assign him custom roles. The role defines a list of things that the person is allowed to do and is known as the capabilities of the role.

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