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Most of my web development work is done through WordPress. I've built hundreds of little WordPress plugins, and dozens of scratch-made sites. At this point, I've modified nearly every corner of WordPress at some point since I started using it in 2009.

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Alex Standiford

I made some progress on the Siren's Add Program screen recently. This is one of the key differentiators of Siren - of course you can do affiliate programs, but it's just one of many types of programs that you can create. Programs are tracked based on any number of different events, and the way they're paid out can be based on different incentive structures. You can have as many programs as you need.

This also highlights a key touchpoint with integrations like LifterLMS! πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸš€

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Alex Standiford

Surely my most significant contribution to WordPress is the number of ASCII art AT-ATs I added above pretty much every Walker class I had to create when making menus πŸ˜….

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Alex Standiford

Fellow WordPress developers building websites, I beg you. Please learn about must-use plugins, and every time you think about adding a special hook to your functions.php file, think for a moment - is what you're adding going likely going to want to continue to be used when you change themes? If so, put it in your must-use plugin instead of the theme. You'll save yourself (or the next person to work on this site) so many headaches when you change the theme in the future.

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