Hello again from the GenerateWP team. We’ve been working on a couple of exciting things and we want to share them with you.
In the last few years the WordPress development process has changed. Today, many developers prefer to write custom code rather than use plugins. Our goal is to simplify the coding process, reduce development time and remove extra steps.
It seems like more and more developers use our tools on a daily basis. And as an important part of the WordPress development community we receive tons of feedback. Some users send us bug reports, others send feedback on how to improve our tools, and many more send great new ideas for new generators. The feedback comes from people that earn their living developing WordPress solutions, this is why we take each report or feedback you send us seriously.
Up until now we haven’t posted any bug fixes but we want to change that. For the last couple of months we updated our documentation according to your feedback, field descriptions were improved to make it easy for new users to understand what each field stands for in the final chunk of code. Furthermore, our generators have been improved – some of them became simpler, and others became more complex with more advanced fields and customization options. All based on your feedback.
Post Type Generator
The Post Type Generator had few simple updates, like changing the post type key length from 32 to 20, or adding new labels and clarifying the documentation on how to set icons or dashicons on post types. We also had more significant updates like extending “
has_archive” parameter from a Boolean parameter to one that accepts custom archive slug in a new field.
The Taxonomy Generator extended with two new labels “
view_item” and “
popular_items“. We rearranged the entire labels tab by context – both in taxonomy and post-type generators.
WP_QUERY Generator had a few improvements, now “
post_type” and “
post_status” output arrays, and we fixed a minor bug renaming the “
tag_name” to just “
tag“. It’s all user feedback, simple feedback but very important.
Theme Support Generator
Meta Box Generator
We are very exited to reveal a few screenshots from one of our new generators – the Meta Box Generator.
More then 80% of all the suggestions or feature requests were to add a Meta Box generator. The Meta Box Generator is currently in its final testing stages and is scheduled for release soon.
Summing it up
As always, your feedback is welcome, and, you can see we do listen and pay attention to each and every feedback or suggestion you give us, so keep them coming and make sure to follow up on new updates and improvements of existing generators and the release of new generators.