WordPress Plugin Development using Boilerplate
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WordPress Plugin Development using Boilerplate

Learn professional WordPress Plugin development in project based course. Learn how to do it the faster, smarter, easier!
4.0 (48 ratings)
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909 students enrolled
Created by Rao Abid Ali
Last updated 8/2019
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This course includes
  • 12.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Create, save and retrieve custom fields using metaboxes
  • Create Plugin options settings page with sections and tabs
  • Different field types like color field, textareas, select fields, checkboxes, multiselect, posts dropdown, media fields and many more
  • Custom Post Type: Loop, Single template, Archive Template, Permalinks, Taxonomies
  • Register, configure, output and style Shortcodes
  • Widgets creation, configuration, Saving and Display
  • Add different field types to Settings Page, Widgets, Metaboxes
  • Make plugin translation ready, .POT and .PO files creation and test
  • How to make extendable plugins
  • Sanitization, escaping and other best practices for developing secure plugins
  • Cleanup at Uninstall
  • Basic Key Concepts
Course content
Expand all 101 lectures 12:43:21
+ Development Setup
5 lectures 29:52
Tools Required [02_01]
02:42
Install WordPress using WAMP [02_02]
06:24
Wordpress Coding Standards - Why and How [02_03]
04:59
Install Php Code Snifer and Wordpress Coding Standards [02_04]
04:03
PhpStorm - Configuring Wordpress Coding Standards [02_05]
11:44
+ Key Concepts
8 lectures 33:49
What is Custom Post Type (CPT), Custom Fields and Metaboxes [03_02]
03:51
What are Shortcodes [03_03]
04:58
What is Options and/or Settings Page [03_04]
05:39
What is a Widget [03_05]
02:12
How Wordpress loads Plugins [03_06]
02:49
Action Hooks [03_07]
05:51
Filter Hooks [03_08]
07:27
+ Boilerplate
5 lectures 28:26
What is Boilerplate, Why use it? [04_01]
03:42
Getting Ready with Boilerplate [04_02]
06:03
Structure of Boilerplate [04_04]
08:03
Defining helper constants [04_05]
06:33
+ Custom Post Types
11 lectures 01:50:20
Register Custom Post Type [05_01]
07:24
Challenge Time [05_02]
04:32
Method 1: Using Public Class [05_03]
09:42
Method 2: Using Dedicated CPT Class [05_04]
13:18
Revisiting: Need for Boilerplate [05_05]
06:36
How to Fix 404 error on Custom Post types [05_06]
09:51
Template for Single Post Type [05_07]
12:30
Template for Single Post Type using Template Loader [05_09]
14:05
Archive CPT Template using Template Loader [05_10]
13:03
Custom Post Type Loop [05_11]
10:35
+ Metabox and Custom Fields
15 lectures 02:29:17
Metabox for Custom Post Type [06_01]
02:09
Add Metabox to CPT [06_02]
12:37
Adding and Saving Custom Fields to Metabox [06_04]
15:08
nonce fields and nonce verification [06_05]
07:09
Enhancing Security for Save Method [06_06]
04:31
Sanitize Custom Fields input and Escape Output [06_07]
11:35
Validate Custom Fields input - Part 1 [06_08]
10:08
Validate Custom Fields input - Select Example [06_09]
11:11
Display Post Meta on single-book template [06_10]
15:00
Display Post Meta on archive-book template [06_11]
12:21
Tweeks to Custom Fields Metabox Code [06_12]
08:00
Adding Fontawesome icons to custom fields [06_13]
13:30
Speed Setup with Helper frameworks - Part 1 [06_14]
11:43
Speed Setup with Helper frameworks - Part 2 [06_15]
09:05
+ Plugin Options Settings Page - Settings API
17 lectures 01:56:50
Plugin Options Settings Page [07_01]
01:54
Top level admin menu [07_02]
07:39
Sub menu item for plugin [07_03]
04:01
Settings Page using Form POST method [07_04]
11:21
Settings API - Display Sections and Security fields [07_05]
08:14
Settings API - Add Sections [07_06]
04:39
Settings API - Add Settings Fields [07_07]
06:42
Settings API - Save Settings [07_08]
06:11
Settings API - Settings Fields Callback Function [07_10]
08:40
Settings API - Adding Select Field [07_11]
11:29
Using Settings Options to modify frontend [07_12]
06:45
Plugin Action Links [07_13]
07:24
Overview of Helper Classes and Frameworks [07_14]
03:26
Helper Class - Adding Menu and Sections -Part1 [07_15]
08:43
Helper Class - Adding Basic Settings Fields - Part2 [07_16]
05:14
+ Global Shared Class
3 lectures 18:37
Creating Global Shared Class [08_01]
02:53
Template Loader in Global Class [08_02]
07:00
Helper Utility Functions [08_03]
08:44
+ Shortcodes
12 lectures 01:22:32
Shortcodes intro [09_01]
01:41
Understanding add_shortcode function [09_02]
10:11
Creating Dedicated Shortcode Class [09_03]
05:45
Shortcode for Custom Post Type Loop [09_04]
09:06
Using Attributes to control Shortcode Output [09_06]
06:17
Challenge to add CSS to Shortcode [09_07]
02:16
Solution to add CSS using style tag [09_08]
07:59
Best Practices for Enqueuing CSS and JS for Shortcodes [09_09]
13:31
Code optimization for Enqueuing CSS and JS [09_10]
10:20
Functions for JS and Challenge [09_11]
02:47
Solution to Show CPTs for only specific Taxonomies [09_12]
06:04
+ Widgets
12 lectures 01:51:55
Widgets in Plugin Boilerplate [10_01]
01:27
Creating Dedicated Widgets Control Class [10_02]
09:02
Widgets API - Understanding Widget Class [10_03]
06:52
Widgets API - Understanding args and instance of a widget [10_04]
11:43
Widgets API - using form method to add fields [10_05]
13:20
Widgets API - using update method to save fields [10_06]
06:50
Widgets API - using widget method to Display CPT loop [10_07]
08:46
Widgets API - Enqueuing Widget Specific Style and Scripts [10_08]
09:21
Widgets API - Adding more field types and updating widget output [10_09]
11:13
Helper Class Part 1 - Registering Widget [10_10]
08:25
Helper Class Part 2 - Adding Fields [10_11]
12:51
Helper Class Part 3 - Displaying Widget [10_12]
12:05
Requirements
  • Html, CSS
  • PHP Basics
Description

Learn the necessary skills to become a Plugin Developer for a CMS that powers more than 30% of the entire internet.

Whether you want to:

  • build plugins for your client,

  • for WordPress plugin repository or

  • premium plugins that you want to sell on marketplaces,

This most up-to-date course created after release of WordPress 5.0 will give you the necessary skills to create professional plugins that are secure, fast and following Best Practices.


In this project-based WordPress plugin development course, we shall base our plugin on WordPress Plugin Boilerplate. Plugin Boilerplate is meant to be a starting point for plugin development and is defined as “A standardized, organized, object-oriented foundation for building high-quality WordPress plugins.


With over 100 video lectures and more than 12+ hours of video content, you will learn:

  • the key concepts in WordPress plugin development world to bring the beginner developers up-to-the-speed and giving refresher to seasoned developers

  • what is plugin boilerplates, how it is structured and what are the points to consider while using online plugin generator

  • How to register Custom Post Types for customized functionality for your plugin

  • How to load single and archive templates to give your CPT unique required look

  • How to create, save and retrieve custom fields using metaboxes

  • How to speed setup metaboxes and custom fields using helper frameworks

  • Best practices to efficiently deal with WordPress Settings API to create Plugin options settings page giving the ability to configure your plugin

  • Methods to add sections and fields in settings page to organize your plugin settings and save them after sanitization

  • How to create plugin admin menu, action links, and how to add different field types like color field, textareas, select fields, checkboxes, multiselect, posts dropdown, media fields and many more to offer a range of customization for setting plugin options.

  • How to create re-usable piece of codes for plugin users by registering Shortcodes and also learning about different variation of shortcodes with special regard to shortcode attributes.

  • Best Practices for enqueuing CSS and JS for shortcodes and how to alter shortcode output using custom post type loop

  • How to use Widgets API to create widgets for the plugin

  • In-depth understanding of how firm(), widget() and update() methods work

  • Using helper classes to create widgets securely and with speed

  • How to avoid naming collisions for functions, classes, constants and variables

  • Create .pot, .po and .mo files to make plugin translation ready

  • Using custom apply_filter to allow overrides and additions

  • do_action to make plugin extendible

  • Steps to cleanup at Uninstall

  • Submitting plugins to Wordpress repo

  • ... and much, much more!

For the price of dinner out with your friends, you have the power to learn a high demand skill that have a lot of jobs in freelancing world.


Enroll today and enjoy:

  • Lifetime access to the course and all future updates

  • Over 12 hours of high quality, up to date video lectures

  • Exercise files for every stage of plugin development project

  • Links to all important resources

  • Access to the student-only discussion forum

  • 30 day, no questions asked, money back guarantee


Who this course is for:
  • Who want to learn how to develop WordPress plugins faster and easier. You will learn necessary techniques to develop clean, secure and professional WordPress plugins. WordPress powers nearly 30% of the website of WWW and learning to create plugins can open new career opportunities.
  • Become WordPress Plugin Developer
  • Pursue a career in WordPress
  • Generate extra money by developing and selling WordPress plugins
  • Learn how to create professional plugins
  • Know how to avoid pitfalls and errors in plugin development process
  • Follow best practices for plugin development
  • Develop secure plugins faster