WordPress Plugins (WordCamp Utah)

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My presentation on WordPress plugins at WordCamp Utah. Also announced Carrington and BackupMoxie.

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WordPress Plugins (WordCamp Utah)

  1. WordPress Plugin Development Alex King Crowd Favorite
  2. Intro • History with WordPress (and b2) • ~40-50 plugins • Crowd Favorite
  3. Topics • Types of plugins • Releasing plugins • Development tips • Announcements • Process and tools • Q & A
  4. Types of Plugins • Tweaks • Customizations • Integrations • Not plugins (theme customizations, etc.)
  5. Development Tips • WordPress plugin architecture • Hooks • Filters • References • Codex • Code
  6. Getting Started • Stand on the shoulders of giants • Outline your code • Find your hooks • Write your code
  7. Customizations • Build your feature, connect it to WordPress • Use WP functions where possible Integrations • User experience is king • Keep user in a single flow
  8. Testing • WordPress versions • PHP versions • Browsers • QA checklists
  9. Releasing Plugins • Host your plugin on wordpress.org • Pay attention to your README • Expectations (yours and your users’)
  10. Announcements
  11. Dev Tools • WP SVN install script • Compatibility plugin • QA checklists • Dev tools available at http://crowdfavorite.com/wordpress
  12. Carrington Theme • Pretty • New template structure/framework • Override system - filenaming convention • Free - GPL • http://carringtontheme.com
  13. BackupMoxie • Full service set-up and restores • Linux server compatible • 60 days of snapshots • Premium pricetag • http://backupmoxie.com
  14. Q &A

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