7 WordPress Best Practices For Real Engineers

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  • batcache

    A memcached HTML page cache for WordPress.

    On the server level, you can use plugins like Batcache , connected to Memcache. If you are writing custom plugins, you can cache complex operations in Memcache or Redis.

  • Symfony

    The Symfony PHP framework

    If you use WordPress for any of these things, you are using it for things it was never intended for. Instead, look into building on top of modern frameworks like Symfony. If you need a mix of the above and some CMS functionality, WordPress has a great REST API other applications can plug into. So you can get the great CMS foundation of WordPress with the customizability of a modern framework.

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • PHPUnit

    The PHP Unit Testing framework.

    There is nothing preventing you from following best practices like SOLID, YANGI and DRY in your own code. You can still write PHPUnit tests.

  • PHP-DI

    The dependency injection container for humans


  • Composer

    Dependency Manager for PHP

    Composer is also great for any PHP libraries that you might need. It has everything from CSV parsers to REST clients. Don't write these yourself, use composer.

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