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6. WordPress Building Patterns

This section introduces several intermediate development practices in WordPress, each of which can level up your theme or plugin development by adding custom functionality that would otherwise be difficult to access.

Understanding and Creating WordPress Custom Post Templates covers custom post templates, a way to bring custom presentation and functionality to individual posts.
Make Your Themes Better by Getting to Know get_template_part() teaches an important practice for DRY ("don't repeat yourself") and readable theming.
Understanding and Creating Shortcodes introduces WordPress's shortcodes API, a useful and usable tool for plugin development.