The Cobbler’s Children have no shoes
In a blacksmith’s home, knives are wooden
The Lady who sells fans, fans herself with her hands
Physician heal thyself
Web Confectionary is a work in progress
WordPress started as a blogging system and today it is part of over a million sites. WordPress has expanded far beyond simple blogging and is touted as a full Content Management System(CMS). There are thousands of plugins, widgets and themes available that make WordPress a contender for many people that desire a simple out of the box solution for a self-hosted website.
All of the above sounds great, however, WordPress is far more powerful than simply themes, widgets and plugins; WordPress is a full-dress PHP Development Framework. My site, Web Confectionary, explores using WordPress as a development platform as well the integration of common web development tools into the platform.
When I first started working with WordPress many years ago I found myself constantly referencing a blog by a fellow developer Bill Erikson. While Bill and I discuss different aspects of WordPress development, the time and dedication Mr. Erickson has devoted to WordPress development has served as an inspiration for the Web Confectionary site.