WordPress attracts developers by allowing anyone to participate in the ecosystem by creating plugins and themes. WordPress and I’ve been participating and working with WordPress-related software for the last 10 years or so now.

The “just give me a solution that I can copy” approach will continue to break trust in WordPress and will only help to perpetuate the popular opinion that WordPress is an insecure platform. It is up to the WordPress community whether we will teach the new generation of developers how to follow good practices like TDD, how to actually learn to code by reading code instead of following tutorials and how to know what good quality code looks like by showing them good quality code and using it as the basis to dissect and teach. Isn’t that one of the basic ideas of the Open Source movement that WordPress proudly is taking part in, that we can read other people’s code?
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