February 18, 2020
Developers and admins quickly reach for a plugin when trying to limit (or expand) user capabilities in WordPress. Plugins often bring unexpected complications. Worse, a developer may introduce code to achieve something already available in WP. This can lead to legacy failures.
We’ll walk through using basic building blocks in WP to build custom user experiences with minimal amounts of code – custom post types, taxonomies, user roles, and templates. We’ll then talk about patterns to streamline repetitive work & tips to avoid pitfalls on more advanced builds.
A GitHub repository with stepped branches will be included so you can try on your own. Not a developer? We will recommend plugins that offer some parity to the solutions we cover.