How can you modify your WordPress website? By adding a theme, plugins or modifying WordPress yourself. When you develop your own WordPress websites, you may want to add code instead of relying on a plugin. Adding a code snippet to your theme or a custom plugin can be a better solution than searching for a plugin that does what you want. Where do you find these code snippets, what do you do if it breaks your site and how to do manage them?
Where do you find code snippets?
WPSNIPP – WordPress Snippets has a collection of about 666 snippets. You should be able to find a snippet that works for your next project.
Digging Into WordPress
Digging Into WordPress has tips, tricks and snippets for modifying and making your WordPress site even better. You can use their tips and tutorials to replace plugins that could do the same thing.
WP-Mix is a mix of code snippets and tutorials. You will find WordPress, PHP, jQuery, HTML, CSS and more.
CSS-Tricks has a collection of WordPress snippets. You can add these snippets to your theme or a site-specific plugin.
You can search the web for a code snippet. Many WordPress or developer blogs will have code snippets that you can use.
What happens when you find one and it breaks your site?
WP Beginner explains how to paste snippets from the web into WordPress and how to avoid mistakes that could take your site down.
What do you do with your code snippets?
Whether you have written or found a WordPress snippet that you want to share, you need a way to do it. Thoriq Firdaus show you how in How to Manage and Use Snippets in WordPress.
Code snippets can make it easier for you to modify WordPress. You can search and paste snippets into your WordPress site. Where and how you paste these snippets can determine whether or not it will fix your problem or crash your website. As with all code you find, read it to make sure you understand what it does and test it. Do you have a place where you can find WordPress code snippets?