Introduction to WordPress Plugins

In this session, Topher DeRosia walks through what makes a plugin a plugin and explains all of the basics to make WordPress recognize and run your custom code.

Topher brings a greater level of understanding to the plugin development process, ranging from beginner/introductory topics up to advanced development techniques. Whether you’re just getting into WordPress development, or you’ve been developing for years, you stand to learn something from this dynamic speaker.

This talk will give you 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’s need, or even solve a greater community problem. It has never been easier to break into WordPress development, and we are excited to help you take that next step.

Join Topher DeRosia for an exciting and informative look into building WordPress Plugins.

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
  • and more…