Building Plugins – WordPress Development for Beginners

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Coding your own plugin if you haven’t done it before may feel like you’re venturing into no man’s land, especially if you’re not super confident about your PHP skills. The challenge is knowing how to get started – and being open to making mistakes along the way.

Plugins allow you to add all kinds of functionality to WordPress, from adding a simple contact form to a page to beefing up your security and adding eCommerce capabilities. If you can dream it up, there’s probably a plugin that can do it – or an idea for a plugin you can build yourself.

This is the final video in our five-part series for beginners, teaching you the fundamental concepts of WordPress development so you can take the leap from tinkerer to developer. By the end of the series, you should be able to create your own rudimentary themes and plugins, and flesh them out with your own features.

In this video, you’ll learn how to code your own plugin so you can modify the functionality of your WordPress site, third party plugins and even themes.

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9 Comments

katywings · August 10, 2016 at 4:05 pm

i like it, you speaked clearly and in a direct manner – not talking about boring stuff 🙂

Sylver Yagi · February 28, 2017 at 5:40 am

Youtube should have a ROCK button coz this tutorial is doing just that!

Christian Gusukuma · March 7, 2017 at 11:20 pm

Straight to the point! Very nice! 🙂

NayaKPK · March 26, 2017 at 5:53 am

EEE: Easy, Elegant and Excellent tutorial!

Soph Simmonds · April 6, 2017 at 10:16 am

Great video. Please could you tell me what plugin you're using for Atom to get the auto complete? There are loads of WP ones out there! Cheers 🙂

sandeep kamara · May 20, 2017 at 10:58 am

It really teach me some new concepts.

Niladri Roy · June 1, 2017 at 9:26 am

Very Helpful!! Bun can I add another editor to this post_type.

Matrix Buster · April 9, 2018 at 11:45 am

I just ask for a refund because after payment I couldn't log into the members area, but you don't get an answer from this Dr. guy

thiên lâm trần · July 6, 2018 at 6:18 pm

Can you help me? I want to custom field show datepicker. Please help me.

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