Digging Into WordPress (DigWP.com) is a great site and resource for WordPress powerusers, theme developers, and plugin developers. This is a blog by Chris Coyier and Jeff Starr that focuses on the finer points of fine tuning your use of WordPress with excellent (and well documented) tips and code snippets.
Both Chris and Jeff are WordPress veterans with several sites under their direct tutelage. They both have been involved with WordPress as long as I have, taking us all the way back to 2005 (which seems like a long time ago).
Digging Into WordPress is set up to be full of useful information about tuning your WordPress site – code snippets, how-tos, widgets, design, and more. It also serves to promote their book Digging Into WordPress.
I personally own a copy of the book and I heartily recommend it for your library. You can get a print version (currently sold out) or a PDF version. The print version includes a copy of the PDF version, and both versions include lifetime updates – very nice plus. You also get access to a few other extras including some exclusive themes.
The site is loaded with how-tos and code snippets, and both Chris and Jeff operate under a similar school of thought as I do, which includes the following:
- Less is more
- Do it the right way
- Don’t do it with a bulky plugin when roll-your-own will be a better fit
A favorite post of mine is their tutorial on how to make WP’s Visual Editor actually WYSIWYG. If you freelance and you do this for a client site, I guarantee they will be amazed! Especially if they are already using WordPress.
If you want a good overview of their best articles, take a look at their Best of DigWP.com. This has a list of their top posts for the last few years and should give you a good idea of what you can find on DigWP.com.
Whether you are looking to improve your self hosted WordPress site or you are a WordPress developer, there is going to be some good material for you on DigWP.com. Check them out.