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22 Jan 2010

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WordPress Plugin Bootcamp Part 5 – A High-Caliber Resource Toolbox

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If you’re ready to learn more about WordPress plugin development and continue your journey, you can be glad that there’s a lot more great resources out there.

In this final post of the series, we’ll take a look at a few carefully selected high-quality resources for learning more and then explore some of the best plugins from the repository.

22 Jan 2010

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WordPress Plugin Bootcamp Part 4 – A Real Life Excercise

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In the first three parts of this series you learned theory – how the WordPress plugin API works and how to use it. If you’re like me, however, you’ve been longing for a real life application – thinking, “That looks great, but how do I make the jump to using it in real life?”

Today, that’s exactly what you’re going to get. We’re going to delve in deep and tackle a real-life plugin (called WisdomDistilled) designed to allow easy placement and management of clever quotations. You’ll get to use the stuff you’ve learned – adding a widget and a settings page, saving options, and working with API hooks, plus learn some new techniques related to security, plugin structure, and working with the WordPress database. Are you ready?

19 Jan 2010

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WordPress Plugin Bootcamp Part 2 – Pages,Widgets & Options

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Yesterday we looked at the basics of plugin building – and found out how to define a plugin, use action/filter hooks, and add scripts. Today, you’llĀ  learn how to add custom widgets, create a plugin options page, and learn how WordPress’s option-saving mechanism works.

Come check it out, and learn some more about how to build your own WordPress plugin!

18 Jan 2010

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WordPress Plugin Bootcamp Part 1 – Getting Started

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WordPress plugins are big, and for good reason. Not only are they incredibly useful, they also are an excellent way to gain publicity and the real powerhouse of WordPress’ flexibility and customizability. A good plugin can really make a difference, and there’s no reason why you can’t get in on it and learn to write your own.

This week, we’re going to be going all the way from the ground floor to the complex ins and outs of advanced WordPress plugin development. Are you ready?