We’ve known Hugh Lashbrooke as the Lead Developer for Sensei, and the author of quite a few awesome plugins in the WordPress repository. Today Hugh Lashbrooke- the coder, talks to us about what it takes to be an ace WordPress developer, and the development processes he follows.
Hugh has nearly a decade of experience as a web developer, and is actively involved in his local WordPress community.
Many thanks Hugh for taking the time out to talk to us, and for the insights you’ve provided fellow developers.
- Never underestimate the importance of security checks – WordPress provides a number of functions to help with this, so make use of them. Your code can never be too secure.
- Never forget that your code is written for users – no matter how complicated your software is, it should always be easy to use.
- Comment all the things – well commented code is happy code.
- Be flexible – don’t be afraid to refactor often and repeatedly. Just because your code works the first time, doesn’t mean it’s the best it can be.