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README.md

WordPress Jet Fuel

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Propel your WordPress installation into the stratosphere with this multi-function plugin. The combined result of too many years making one-off WordPress customizations and filtering hooks... I truly hope it brings inner peace and enlightenment to your world. (˘▾˘)

Complementary Plugins

The following plugins are particularly complementary; in fact a notable number of 0.1.0 actions were dropped in 0.2.0 in favor of using the methods from these fantastic plugins instead!

How To Use

  • Install Plugin (see below)
  • Add jetfuel('module-name', ['arbitrary', 'options']); to functions.php (or ideally a file required by functions.php)
    • (More in-depth descriptions of modules to come)

Installation

Composer

$ composer require gnowland/wp-jet-fuel

Activate with wp-cli

$ wp plugin activate wp-jet-fuel

Git

  • git clone into your sites plugin folder
  • Activate via WordPress or wp-cli (see above)

Manual

  • Download the zip file
  • Unzip to your sites plugin folder
  • Activate via WordPress or wp-cli (see above)

Updates

Includes support for github-updater to keep track of updates through the WordPress admin.

Changelog

See Releases.

Contribution

Heck yea! Baby, we're better together.

  • Refactor some gnarly code? Submit a PR.
  • Write a feature addition? Submit a PR.
  • Problems/requests? Make an Issue and I'll look into it ASAP.

There's no draconian PR standard, if I can't figure out something in your PR we can work it out together.

Build

$ phing

Attribution

Don't be a stranger!

Contact Gifford Nowland <hi(at symbol)giffordnowland.com>


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Rationale

At its core, this plugin merely facilitates the addition of extended functionality to a WordPress website: Custom Post Types, Meta Fields, Widgets, Taxonomies, Shortcodes, Admin Modifications, etc.

Why a functionality plugin, you ask? Think of it this way: instead of tying site architecture and management code to a particular Theme (via functions.php), a much more sustainable method is to use what's commonly refered to as a "functionality plugin". This seperates form (frontend layout) from function (administration), allowing you to retain functionality modifications across theme installations!

Here's what some intellegent people say on the subject:

"We recommend that you always put custom post types in a plugin rather than a theme. This ensures that the user’s content is portable whenever they change their website’s design." — Wordpress.org Plugin Handbook

See also: Why Custom Post Types Belong in Plugins and How to Create Your Own WordPress Functionality Plugin for more supporting evidence behind adding additional site functionality via a plugin instead of a theme's functions.php file.

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