If you’re adventurous WordPress developers like we are at illuminea, then you’re probably a fan of shortcuts. I’m talking about shortcuts that help you save up on development time without compromising on quality. In our case, we’re referring to the code’s quality and clarity.
That’s why I’d like to introduce you to GenerateWP.
What is GenerateWP?
GenerateWP, built by Rami Yushuvaev, is a set of tools aimed at WordPress developers who want to speed up the development process with reliable code. GenerateWP offers a number of user-friendly “wizards” that allow you to easily select what type of functionality you’d like to have within your theme, push the “Update Code” button, and have the code delivered right to your screen. From there you can copy-and-paste it directly into your functions.php file.
We have found that the code GenerateWP provides you with is of very high quality, as it adheres to WordPress Coding Standards. That means not only the code is more readable, but it is up to date with WordPress’ standards.
Currently, GenerateWP offers 6 types of generators (or wizards, if you will), but their plan is to expand to about 15 generators.
GenerateWP currently offers:
- Post Types Generator
- Taxonomies Generator
- Post Status Generator
- Sidebars Generator
- Menus Generator
- Theme Support Generator
It should also be noted that the site is constantly changing, and new features are being added daily. We are definitely going to keep an eye on this site, and will report back when the next exciting feature will be released.
So, have you found this tool to be useful? Did you manage to save time by using it? Tell us in the comments — we’d like to know what you think about it!