Welcome to a new round of updates for WPTurbo generators. This one was mostly inspired by a thread from Tom Nowell (@Tarendai) in February.
Tom is a Senior Software Engineer from Manchester 🇬🇧 that took the time to review some of our WordPress code generators.
Based on his feedback, we made the following improvements:
- added whitespace before and after function brackets
- added type hints and return types to functions
- added better data type validation for attributes in the shortcode generator
- updated new style arrays (replaced
- removed irrelevant child theme support
For example, the custom post type generator didn’t need this as this kind of feature belongs to plugins.
The wp-config.php generator received an upgrade too, making it handle debug mode much better. Only valid combinations are now possible.
Nonetheless, the biggest feature of this update was inspired by Tom: a “Download as plugin” button.
Before, our generators had a “Download PHP File” button but only developers could use this properly.
The “Download as plugin” button allows users to generate ready-to-install plugins that include their generated snippet. This way, even beginners can make the most of WPTurbo!
In addition to Tom’s contributions, Florence from France 🇫🇷 and Melissa from San Diego 🇺🇸 provided excellent feedback that helped improve the Post type, theme.json, Settings page, WooCommerce Add new address fields generators.