Building WordPress Plugins

Join Pippin Williamson, Daniel Espinoza, & Topher DeRosia for an exciting and informative look into building WordPress Plugins.

Join us for the inaugural session LIVE on Saturday, June 22, 2013, beginning at approximately 1pm EST. The video recording will become available immediately thereafter.

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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.

Topics Covered:

  • 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
  • and more…

About the Speakers