Learning WordPress Plugin Development from the Right People

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So when I was looking at how to learn plugin development, I said one way would be to apprentice with an expert. As I mentioned, these experts are pretty busy but many of them have written courses or tutorials to share their experience. Part of the challenge though is identifying the best people to learn from. I came across a article by Chris Lema (definitely, a WordPress expert) about learning plugin development the “right way.” Very timely for me to have found this. His position was that you need to make sure you learn from the right people. His criteria …

How to Learn WordPress Plugin Development

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Ok, so I want to learn WordPress plugin development. I’ve put that into the universe and decided to get started. Now what? The¬†first task for this project is to set a goal. It’s not enough to say I want to learn. How deeply do I wish to learn and by when? I’m not necessarily, at this stage, looking to become an expert. My goal is to be able to develop the plugin ideas that I have had over the years, to a standard where they can be submitted to the repository so others will use and like them, and using …

Diving in to Plugin Development

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I am a firm believer in lifelong learning, and especially as a service provider, I think you¬†should be continually expanding or deepening your skillsets. In my case, I have been using WordPress since 2005, which sounds like forever, and in the tech space, it kind of is. But in that time, I have remained a dabbler where it comes to code. Although I started my tech life as a programmer I took little interest in become a WordPress developer. I tweaked and customized themes and plugins, tossing code in my functions.php where necessary, but I stayed away from learning to …