September 2, 2013 — This presentation makes sense of the pandemonium of plugin development by breaking it down into three stages: planning, implementation, and release, while providing resources and discussing best practices. Build your plugin development foundation and learn how to take your skills to the next level while enjoying a unique perspective on the WordPress world.
August 31, 2013 — This presentation discusses how to extended the JSON API Contrib plugin to manage and streamline various admin tasks such as: WordPress Core updates or installing a specific version Enable, disable, update, and install plugins. Revert plugin updates Add, delete, update users. In addition, with this solution, we can install plugins or core updates without manually having to download plugin files from wordpress.org and upload them to the server.
July 6, 2013 — This presentation covers: What is a plugin? When to use a plugin for your WordPress project vs. a theme function; Best practices for plugin structure, unique naming conventions; Creating a secure settings page for your plugin; Sanitizing and storing your plugin data, the WordPress way; Safely retrieving data from your plugin and using it in a theme; What to do when a plugin is deactivated, or uninstalled; Structuring a WordPress readme.txt file; Submitting a plugin to the WordPress.org repository.
July 1, 2013 — This presentation shows beginning developers and power users how easy it is to get started with WordPress plugin development. It begins with the basics of what a plugin is and how it’s structured. It explains the hooks (actions and filters API) and talks about some of the most commonly used WordPress APIs in plugins. Finally, some resources for developers and users.
June 22, 2013 — This presentation makes sense of the pandemonium of plugin development by breaking it down into three stages: planning, implementation, and release, while providing resources and discussing best practices.
June 6, 2013 — After a bit of background information about how the project came to be, you’ll see a demo build for a fictional restaurant website showing how MasterPress can quickly take a fresh installation of WordPress through to a highly customised dashboard containing multiple custom post types, taxonomies and custom fields.
May 21, 2013 — Plugin Topics
Understanding the differences in themes and plugins (and why this matters!)
A look at the WordPress Plugin Boilerplate
WordPress Gwinnett Meetup
Organizers: Naomi C. Bush and Tom McFarlin
May 18, 2013 — Mikey talks about his plugin ‘WordPress Backup to Dropbox’ and the issues he has had to overcome as it grows in popularity. He also talks about ‘extensions’ as a viable way for plugin developers to make a little bit of money while keeping open source values.
April 22, 2013 — The WordPress ecosystem continues to expand, due in large part to an ever-increasing array of themes and plugins that are released on a daily basis. And while there are plenty of free options out there, many WordPress companies are doing quite well selling themes and plugins, and you’ve decided you want in on the action. But just because you can write a plugin over a weekend, do you know how to sell it? How will you market it? Will you offer support? How will you handle refund requests? Have you even thought about those things?
April 18, 2013 — Plugins are a major part of why WordPress powers millions of blogs and websites around the world. The ability to extend WordPress to meet just about any need is a powerful motivator for choosing WordPress over other alternatives. Having written several plugins, I’ve come to learn many of the ins-and-outs of WordPress plugin development, and this presentation is a culmination of several things I think every WordPress plugin developer should know.