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WordPress: Plugin Development

[ WordPress: Plugin Development ]

After months of hard work, I am excited to announce the launch of my new video course on developing WordPress plugins. It covers the entire process of building, securing, and optimizing your own plugins, including 50+ ready-to-go plugin demos and examples. The course is focused on developing plugins using the WP API and Standards. Covers basics and gets into advanced topics like HTTP API, REST API, and WP Cron. Truly packed with practical examples and techniques to help you create your own awesome plugins.

Check it out at Lynda.com »

Course Contents

WordPress: Plugin Development is an in-depth course spanning 38 video tutorials: nearly five hours of plugin-building action. As mentioned, the course includes over 50 plugin demos and examples. It’s designed for people who are familiar with WordPress in general, and have some experience working with the basics of PHP. Here are the contents of the course:

First Steps

  • Course overview
  • Preparing for development
  • Exploring WordPress plugins

Plugin Basics

  • Getting started
  • Exploring WP APIs
  • Overview of action and filter hooks
  • Plugin activation and deactivation
  • Pluggable WordPress functions
  • Developing secure WordPress plugins
  • Best practices for plugin development

Building a WordPress Plugin

  • Creating the plugin directory and files
  • Adding Administration Menus
  • Adding the plugin settings page
  • Adding settings callback functions
  • Validating plugin settings
  • Adding custom functionality
  • Including JavaScript and CSS
  • Plugin internationalization
  • Adding an uninstall feature
  • Testing and debugging

Essential Plugin Techniques

  • Customizing the WP Loop
  • Creating widgets
  • Managing users and roles
  • Working with JavaScript & CSS
  • Using the Options API

Extending Plugin Functionality

  • Adding Custom Post Types and Taxonomies
  • Working with Custom Fields
  • Adding Meta Boxes
  • Working with custom database queries
  • Integrating Admin Notices

Advanced Plugin Techniques

  • Using the Transients API
  • Using the HTTP API
  • Using WP-Cron
  • Implementing Ajax
  • Using the REST API

Conclusion

  • Going further

Check it out

If you want to learn how to develop your own awesome WordPress plugins, this course is for you. You can check it out at Lynda.com »

And, if you want to learn how to secure your WordPress site, check out my other Lynda.com video course on Developing Secure WordPress Sites »

Jeff Starr
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4 responses
  1. Daniel Bachmann November 3, 2017 @ 12:58 pm

    Thanks Jeff. The course is totally awesome and for me on of the best reasons to renew again on Lynda. I already watched the course on Security twice and will do the same with plugin course while I hope you do more courses on Lynda like also on child theme and theme development.

    • Jeff Starr

      Thanks Daniel, I appreciate the feedback :)

      I would be glad to do more courses, if they ask.. you can help make that happen by leaving positive reviews and requesting more courses from the same author. They do listen!

  2. Daniel Bachmann November 4, 2017 @ 3:12 am

    Absolutely and I did that too, before leaving a comment here. Plugin course is awesome.

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