[Lynda] WordPress: Plugin Development


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Is your WordPress website missing something special? Almost any feature you can imagine can be built with WordPress plugins. Learn how to build, extend, and distribute your own plugins with these development techniques, featuring the WordPress API and PHP. Learn how to create menus and a settings page, add custom functionality with JavaScript, and style your plugin with CSS. Discover how to customize the WordPress loop, add custom fields and metaboxes, and work with transients, HTTP, WP Cron, AJAX, and the REST API. Plus, learn how to adjust roles and permissions to keep your plugins secure.

Topics include:

  • WordPress APIs
  • Action and filter hooks
  • Activating and deactivating plugins
  • Plugin security
  • Creating the directory and files
  • Adding menus and the settings page
  • Inserting custom functionality
  • Including JavaScript and CSS
  • Testing and debugging WordPress plugins
  • Creating widgets
  • Managing users and roles
  • Adding custom post types and taxonomies
  • Working with custom fields and database queries
  • Using APIs: Transients, HTTP, and REST
Skill Level Intermediate

4h 48m



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