Each of our sessions feature 3 separate presenters focusing on a specific aspect of some WordPress topic. Each presentation will have roughly 30-40 minutes allotted for instruction and 15 minutes allotted for Q&A at the end. This means that each session is scheduled for approximately three hours (give or take a few minutes for opening and closing remarks, plus intermission between presenters).
About This Session
For this session, each presenter will be bringing a greater level of understanding to the plugin development process, ranging from beginner/introductory topics all the way up to advanced development techniques. Whether you’re just getting into WordPress development, of you’ve been developing years, you stand to learn something from this dynamic speaker lineup.
When you join us for the inaugural WPSession, you’ll get a first-hand look at how to build your very own WordPress plugins. Your plugin might serve to scratch a personal itch, serve a client need, or even solve a greater community problem. It has never been easier to break into WordPress development, and our experts are excited to help you take that next step.
- Understanding the basic plugin architecture
- Determine whether code belongs in a theme or a plugin
- Activation and deactivation hooks, uninstall.php
- Importance of function namespacing
- Understanding and Using Hooks and Filters
- Preparing your plugin for language translations
- Registering admin menu items
- Creating a Settings page
- Data Validation and Sanitization
- Using wp_remote_post() and wp_remote_get()
- Releasing your plugin on WordPress.org
- and more…
About the Speakers
Pippin is a WordPress plugin developer from Hutchinson, KS. He’s been working with WP for over 5 years and has written more than 50 plugins. Pippin also serves as a member of the WordPress.org plugin review team. You might also know him from his ecommerce plugin, Easy Digital Downloads.
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In 15 months Daniel went from zero plugins and no product income to 20 plugins and over $7K per month in sales. Whether you have premium plugins in development or are just thinking about building them, Daniel will share valuable lessons on how to design, build, support and sell your plugins.
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Topher has been a web developer since before Netscape 1.0. He started using PHP/MySQL soon after PHP 2.0 came out, but didn’t really fall in love with WordPress until WP3.0. Since then he’s developed dozens of sites with WordPress, stretching the CMS metaphor at every opportunity.
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