Creating a diff file

The other day I made a quick video on how to create PHPCS reports. Later on during the day I was asked about creating a patch to meta. Of course I’m going to make another video to help somebody else out.

In the video I go over on how to create a diff file using SVN and atom. With that file you can submit patches to core and meta.

There are two places to look for. If you are submitting a new ticket, you will see a checkbox that will take you to an upload screen.

Or if you are contributing to an already existing ticket you will see a field where you can upload files.

Hope this helps some of you out!

Creating sample PHPCS reports

I created a quick video in hopes to help some people understand the great thing that is using the PHP_CodeSniffer and how good it can be for not only developing plugins but WordPress themes as well.

In the video I create two sample reports. The first one a source report and the second just a summary report. The documentation does provide some useful information to help along the way in creating those reports.

Hope this helps some people out!

Video: WordPress template hierarchy

Earlier today I had some time to make a quick video. I have written about the template hierarchy before and I’m sure there are tons of other resources available out there. This justs adds to that ever-growing-list. The reason it drives me crazy is because of that front-page.php file that I see every so often or when I see a theme that uses the Template Name: Front Page in order to create that static front page.

The thing is that the front-page template is meant to be used once. On the FRONT PAGE. Why would you want that page to be in other pages? This is what irritates me most about that.

Anyway, enjoy, don’t, up to you. As for me I’m heading out to get some sculpting tools.

Some theme review videos

It’s been some time since I was last able to record some video on theme reviews. The last time I did it was a quick overview of my review process. Super simplistic overview of a theme review. Today I was able to record an overview of what an admin review can be.

As you can see I tend to keep a tab open to the requirement list. Part of that reason is so that I can quickly link to the section that needs to be addressed. The other video I was able to create was of a quick overview of the approved themes list. This is where themes go once the reviewer feels all things have been met so an admin can look over just in case things were missed. That video is:

Hope that helps out at least one person in how WordPress theme reviews work as well as the workflow. If you really want to learn more then read about the entire process here or even join the team.