Building Big Plugins

Large WordPress plugins (like BuddyPress, bbPress, Jetpack, etc…) require planning, architecting, and intimate knowledge of WordPress’s APIs, best (and worst) practices, and patience.

In this session, we’ll talk about the history of these big plugin codebases, explain how to navigate them, and give some hints at how we can all continue to improve them together.

What You’ll Learn

  • Unique attributes of large plugins
  • Tools needed and how they communicate with each other
  • Code vigilantly
  • How to define being “Done”