50+ Cheat Sheets for Building WordPress Themes and Plugins

December 12, 2012 · 76 comments

by Lars

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WordPress needs no introduction. It powerful, highly popular and have a huge community providing loads of free and premium themes and plugins. Still you may fell like creating your own themes or plugins could be fun or a way to get the functionality and look and fell you need. It is not that hard to customize a theme but starting from scratch requires some experience or assistance. I have previously provided an article that could get you started by itself, 40+ Awesome Tutorials and Techniques For WordPress Theme Developers. Still having access to a good set of cheat sheets will for sure help you speed up development even more. This article provides a comprehensive list of all the WordPress Related Cheat Sheets I have been able to find and some are really useful. Let me know in a comment if I missed anything!


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Pure WordPress Cheat Sheets

The WordPress Help Sheet

The WordPress Help Sheet includes the following:

  • Basic Template Files
  • PHP Snippets for the Header
  • PHP Snippets for the Templates
  • And Extra Stuff for WordPress

Download PDF : Download Cheat Sheet
Source : wpcandy.com

WordPress Theme Development Checklist

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Source : wptoy.com »

WordPress SEO Cheat Sheet

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Source : tekka.de

WordPress Template Tags

Download PDF : Download Cheat Sheet
View HTML Version : View HTML Cheat Sheet
Source : bueltge.de

WordPress Theme Cheat Sheet

WordPress CheatSheet

Download PDF : Download Cheat Sheet
Source : andywibbels.com

WordPress Theme Cheat Sheet

View PNG Cheatsheet : View Cheat Sheet

Source : headzoo.com

30+ WordPress snippets collection

View html Cheatsheet : View Cheat Sheet

Source : design-notes.info

WP Help Sheet

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Source : frozr.comg

My WordPress Cheat Sheet

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Source : graphicrating.com

You can find link to pdf version in the comment section.

WordPress Loop

Download PDF : Download Cheat Sheet
Source : bueltge.de

WP Plugin API Cheat Sheet

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Source : bueltge.de

WP Widget Cheat Sheet

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Source : bueltge.de

WordPress Template Tag Reference

View HTML Cheatsheet : View Cheat Sheet
Source : dbswebsite.com

The Advanced WordPress Help Sheet

Download PDF : Download Cheat Sheet
Source : wpcandy.com

WordPress Optimization/Cheat Sheet

View HTML Cheatsheet : View Cheat Sheet
Source : codex.wordpress.org

WordPress Related Cheat Sheets

When working with WordPress Themes and plugins you will most likely need to dive into some CSS, HTML, PHP and SQL. If you’re building a really dynamic and interactive stuff some jQuery and related technologies could be relevant.

PHP Cheat Sheets

PHP Cheat Sheet (V2)

The PHP cheat sheet is a one-page reference sheet, listing date format arguments, regular expression syntax and common functions.

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This website contains a 2-page light and lean PHP cheatsheet and an 8-page comprehensive PHP cheat sheet for committed PHP developers

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Php 4 Reference Card

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PHP Cheat Sheet

3 cheat sheets covering comparison using different operators etc.

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HTML Cheat Sheets

XHTML 1.1 Cheat Sheet

This cheat sheet is designed to be a quick reference to all of the elements and attributes available in the XHTML 1.1 specification. And because XHTML 1.1 is designed to be modular, it is organized into sections to mirror the XHTML abstract modules and the elements and attributes contained within each.

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Gosquared html help sheets

Good looking and well structured html overview

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HTML Cheat Sheet

The HTML cheat sheet is a one-page A4 printable document, designed to provide a quick reference for HTML. PDF PNG

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HTML5 Canvas Cheat Sheet

The information is pretty much just a copy of what is found in the WHATWG specs, just condensed and hopefully a bit easier to read. There are virtually no explanations, however, and no examples other than some graphics for compositing values and a few other things (the appearance of which is very much inspired by those found in Mozilla’s examples). So, it’s basically just a listing of the attributes and methods of the canvas element and the 2d drawing context.

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HTML Character Entities Cheat Sheet

The HTML Character Entities cheat sheet is designed to act as a reference sheet, listing the various character codes in HTML. PDF PNG

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HTML Character Entities Cheat Sheet

This cheat sheet contains a list of all of the HTML 4 character entities including ISO 8859-1 (Latin-1) entities. The characters are organized into 8 groups: Latin characters, Greek characters, numbers, puncutation and miscellaneous symbols, mathematical symbols, currency symbols, arrows and shapes, and spacing symbols.

Each character contains a unicode entity reference (e.g. &#160) as well as a named entity reference (e.g.  ) where available.

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CSS Cheat Sheets

CSS2 Cheat Sheet

This cheat sheet is designed to not only be a quick reference for CSS properties but also to give you a good feel for how each property should be used. It contains all of the properties in the CSS2 specification including a description of the syntax of each one. There are also sections that describe selectors, pseudo-elements and pseudo-classes, @ rules, and colors.

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Gosquared CSS help sheets

Good looking and well structured CSS overview

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addedbytes CSS2 Cheat Sheet

The CSS cheat sheet is a one-page reference sheet, listing all selectors (as of CSS 2.1) and properties. It includes a visual example of the box model, unit reference for CSS units and the various media types CSS makes allowance for.

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Core css

All you need to know about CSS in 3 parts. These documents go through all important aspects of CSS on a minimum number of pages.

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CSS Shorthand Cheat Sheet

Get help with some of the CSS elements that are so easy to forget.

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CSS2 – Quick Reference Guide – PDF

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Scripting Cheat Sheets

JavaScript Cheat Sheet

The JavaScript cheat sheet is designed to act as a reminder and reference sheet, listing methods and functions of JavaScript. It includes reference material for regular expressions in JavaScript, as well as a short guide to the XMLHttpRequest object. A description of what is on the cheat sheet follows, or if you are impatient, you can go straight to the full size JavaScript cheat sheet.

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JavaScript DOM Cheatsheet

Working with XML in Javascript is

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jQuery 1.3 Cheat Sheet

Quick reference to all jQuery 1.3 functions and properties. Note that it doesn’t cover any of the UI functionality as this could easily be a whole cheat sheet in and of itself.

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jQuery Cheat Sheet 1.2

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mootools 1.2 cheat sheet

This sheet cover Core, Native, Class, Element, Utilities and Request

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prototype 1.5.0

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Prototype 1.6.0.2 Cheat Sheet

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Addison-Wesley’s JavaScript Reference Card

Javascript: A scripting language designed to be integrated into HTML code to produce enhanced, dynamic, interactive web pages.

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jQuery selectors

Very comprehensive overview of jQuery selectors. This is a must have for every jQuery developer!

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SQL Cheat Sheets

SQL (Structured Query Language) in one page

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MySQL Cheat Sheet

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Search Engine Optimization Cheat Sheets

Creating good content that is presented in the right way is important but only haft the way to get visitors. Understanding and mastering Search Engine Optimization, SEO is quite essential and here you get some really good overviews

The Web Developer’s SEO Cheat Sheet

This cheat sheet cover most of what you need, Important SEO Html Tags, Search Engine Indexing Limits, Recommended Title Tag Syntax, Common Canonical Issues, Important Search Engine Robot User-Agents etc.

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Colour Codes Cheat Sheets

RGB Hex Colour Chart

The RGB Hex colour chart is a very large (183kB) PNG file, and is sized to fit on a standard A4 piece of paper. It shows the 216 so-called “web safe” or “non-dithering” colours (there are actually only 22 web safe colours, but those are revolting).

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Color Reference Guide

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Web Safe Color Chart

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HTML Colors Cheat Sheet

This cheat sheet contains a chart of 1050 colors grouped by hue and varied into 25 different saturations and brightnesses for each. Each color has the HTML color code reprsented as a Hex triplet (e.g. #808080). Also, it contains a chart of the 216 Web-safe colors and each is represented as a single-digit Hex triplet (e.g. #999).
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RGB Values for Macbeth Color Checker

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Agustin May 12, 2012 at 4:10 am

Great, great post!

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Artesano July 27, 2011 at 1:50 am

Very Nice Tkanks for sharing!

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Arshad January 5, 2011 at 4:07 am

very nice and helpful work. blessings for new users

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cards December 11, 2010 at 5:11 pm

it is really great post. thanks for sharing useful information with us.

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Brett Widmann October 24, 2010 at 12:15 am

Great set of information! Thanks for sharing!

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bbjames @ wireless internet laptops August 11, 2010 at 2:23 am

Cool! This significantly cuts down my research time and effort. I have always wanted to dig deep into the innards of the wordpress engine and see what I can tweak. Right now, I’m into tweaking wordpress themes. Again, this is an amazing resource post. Thanks.

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Free Website Tools July 28, 2010 at 9:39 am

Very nice cheat sheets, thanks. This will help build our new website :)

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Tools July 15, 2010 at 7:30 am

I was wondering how to create custom themes, this explains it perfectly. Bookmarked this page, also does anyone know if there’s some kind of WYSIWYG theme editor for making custom templates? Thanks in advance

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usa algeria world cup June 21, 2010 at 2:10 pm

WordPress Plugins can become really good site great site, but the question is what’s most essential and most helpful site.

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joseorestes June 9, 2010 at 7:12 pm

great collection, thank you!

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Jeff Woodruff May 26, 2010 at 5:18 am

This is probably the best selection of cheatsheats I’ve come across. The addition of these wordpress ones to my collection will be a big time saver.

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tripwire team May 26, 2010 at 6:44 am

@Jeff, Great feedback Jeff I’m really glad you could use the list!

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Dani May 25, 2010 at 11:57 pm

Thank you.
This is an amazing collection.

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quicklycode May 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm
link bilding service January 15, 2010 at 11:05 am

Wow so much stuff to learn. I always wondered about themes, but this site helps. Thanks. I want ti change a theme and I think I know how.

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