Learn How To Build a WordPress Plugin

  • John Hughes. Building a WordPress Plugin Series. torquemag, 2016.
    • This series is great in many ways (covers a broad spectrum, recommends a number of other resources), but has a few significant weaknesses that keep it from being the gold standard, namely:
      • the code samples oftentimes don’t mention exactly where they are supposed to go;
      • a lot of things happen in the code that aren’t explained;
      • certain parts feel very rushed.
  • Part 1: First Steps and Setting the Scene.
    • Brief intro, shows how to create hello world plugin.
  • Part 2: Getting Off to a Solid Start.
    • Introduces us to WordPress Plugin Boilerplate.
  • Part 3: Setting Up a Custom Post Type.
    • We create a Custom Post Type.
  • Part 4: Looking at Displaying Content Via Shortcodes.
    • We create shortcodes and learn about using templates for display.
  • Part 5: Finishing Off Our Settings.
    • We learn how to add a setting pages and create a checkbox option.
  • Part 6: Further Options and Final Thoughts.
    • A good list of resources for learning more about WP plugin development.