Tag: plugin development
WordPress Hooks, Actions, and Filters: What They Do and How They Work
This article introduces one of the most important topics in WordPress development: WordPress hooks, including action hooks and filter hooks. Hooks are at the core not only of how WordPress plugins work, but nearly all code in the WordPress ecosystem: most WordPress themes use hooks heavily, as does “WordPress core” itself. WordPress hooks are absolutely a must-know topic in WordPress development.
4 Steps to Become a WordPress Plugin Developer
This article will take you by the hand and lead you to become a WordPress plugin developer. We’ll analyze when the circumstances call for writing a plugin, where to place your plugin code and some best practices, and give you a taste of a few WordPress concepts regarding plugin development while coding a simple plugin.
The Essential WordPress Tutorial for PHP Developers
In this WordPress tutorial for PHP developers, we’ll look at how to start developing WordPress websites if you’re new to WordPress but already understand PHP.
Understanding is_singular() in WordPress Templates
This text and video Quick Guide explains how to use is_singular(), one of the more useful WordPress template tags. We also explain the difference between the is_singular() conditional tag, and the two other related ones: is_page() and is_single().
Creating a WordPress Widget to Show a Random Post
Making a widget to show a random post uses two underlying concepts you need to get familiar with to be good at WordPress development: making use of WP_Query objects, and making widgets. If you’ve not checked them before, check out our Quick Guides which more thoroughly introduce both:
Using the wp_footer Action Hook to Modify Your Site’s Footer (Without Theme Changes)
This week’s text and video Quick Guide shows how to use WordPress’s wp_footer action hook to make changes to your site’s footer—without editing your theme.
Using WordPress Custom Fields to Enhance a Plugin
The WordPress plugin ecosystem is amazing. It offers us an almost endless variety of functionalities that we can add to our websites with minimal effort.
Writing a WordPress Plugin From Scratch: A Step-by-Step Tutorial
This WordPress plugin development tutorial captures the steps I went through on a real project, including the mistakes I made and how I debugged them.
How We Make Money Selling Premium WooCommerce Plugins
A lot of people have written about how competitive WordPress has become and how difficult it is to make money with WordPress from products such as themes and plugins. Others believe there’s still plenty to be thankful for in WordPress.
The Hybrid Plugin/SaaS Business Model
Editor’s note: Today we’re delighted to invite back one of WPShout’s dearest friends: Josh Pollock!