How to Easily Create Custom WordPress Code With GenerateWP
WordPress can be extended far beyond a blog. What started out as a blogging platform can now be used as a full PHP application framework. You can extend WordPress by adding custom plugins and themes to customize the front end functionality and back end functionality to fit your needs. Moving beyond the normal blog installation can be accomplished with a set of ready to be installed plugins or by writing your own custom code. If you are looking to write your own code and build your own custom application, start by learning to build custom plugins.
There are many great websites and books available for learning to build custom plugins. However, if you are looking for a little help in getting started with the code or simply looking to help speed up the development process, then GenerateWP is worth bookmarking. GenerateWP describes itself as "the easiest and the fastest way to create custom and high quality code for your WordPress project using the latest WordPress coding standards and API's." They have 20 different code generators for WordPress features including taxonomies, post types, menus, shortcodes, and more. Once you have picked a generator all you have to do is fill in the form provided and you will be given the exact code needed to make it work in WordPress.
As I have learned to develop with WordPress, I can attest to the helpfulness of their tools. Their tools have helped me develop faster and more efficiently, but more importantly, they have helped me learn and improve. GenerateWP is a great service with new and updated generators on a regular basis, reliable functionality, and completely free of charge.