Create WordPress Plugins
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Create WordPress Plugins

Complete guide on creating WordPress Plugins with a real life API using PHP, JSON and Ajax.
4.3 (21 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
975 students enrolled
Created by Patrick Gerrits
Last updated 4/2016
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create a plugin for WordPress
  • Work with Hooks, Actions and Filters
  • Work with API's in wordpress
  • Create an admin page for your plugin
  • Create widgets
  • Create shortcodes
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  • You should be comfortable with working with WordPress
  • You Should have written some PHP before, or know it's concepts.
  • You should be able to understand HTML and CSS

This step-by-step course will teach you how to create your own plugin for WordPress . When you are finished with the course you will know how to create a fully functional Plugin that is created with PHP, HTML, CSS and AJAX and uses data we get from the New York Times using an API!

Over 2 hours of video in which you will learn everything you need to know to get you started with creating plugins. I will tot only teach how to create a plugin but also what to do and what not to do. But there is more. We are working with an Application Programming Interface (API). With that API we fetch real time data from the New York Times and show that on our website. With the techniques you learn, you can build your own plugin, with an admin page, front-end widget or shortcodes. You can even get data from other API's out there, like Twitter or Facebook. I know the whole idea of creating a plugin can be overwhelming, do do not hesitate to contact me, i will make sure I guide you and help you. If you are not pleased with the content, you can ask for a 100% refund, no questions asked.

For this course you will need a basic understanding of HTML, CSS and PHP. This course will not teach you how to write PHP but how to create a WordPress plugin with PHP. 

Who is the target audience?
  • When you are learning more about WordPress and want to make the next step by building your own plugin that will seed your needs.
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
5 Lectures 10:35

Quiz 1
2 questions

Quiz 2
3 questions

New York Times API

Theme Resources
Developing a WordPress Plugin
6 Lectures 52:13
Create a plugin Template

Quiz 3
2 questions

Basic Design for our settings page

Styling the Admin page

One More Form

Working with forms in WordPress

Integrate the plugin with an 3rd party API
4 Lectures 30:02
JSON as an API

Quiz 4
3 questions

Getting and storing the JSON feed

Parsing JSON with PHP

Creating the correct loop
Widgets and Shortcodes
5 Lectures 50:33
Create a widget

Add settings to the Widget

Styling with CSS

Using AJAX to refresh the feed
1 Lecture 02:52
Wrap up
About the Instructor
Patrick Gerrits
3.9 Average rating
169 Reviews
7,852 Students
7 Courses
WordPress Expert, eCommerce professional & Entrepreneur

I'm Patrick Gerrits, 31 years old and father of a daughter and son. I'm a e-commerce entrepreneur, and IT Architect, but most of all I'm a idea machine. I always looking for new opportunities and I see possibilities instead off problems. I believe that you can sell everything online if you just know how to do it.

I have been an entrepreneur for life. Started when is was sixteen trying to sell t-shirts of computer games to my friends. When I was 22 i started my first 'real' web shop. Before that i was just trying out concepts and products to sell. When the shop did not sell anything for 1 week, I got bored and started a new business (Now i know better).
The real one was a shop selling computer games and game hardware. It was a huge success creating over 1 million of sales in the first year and being awarded best web shop in the Netherlands two years in a row. The growth was enormous but so was the learning curve, we made mistakes during that rapid growth that eventually got us. The shop went bankrupt after 3 years with a cash flow problem.

I'm proud of that experience during the last 6 months, when the company was going bankrupt, I learned the most. I'm putting all of the things I learned in my new businesses. Trying out new concepts, different sales models or even different shop systems.

Now I help starting entrepreneurs with their e-commerce business. Sometimes i help started business as well. I try to be the companion for the entrepreneur, helping them from A to Z. But also making sure they don't make the same mistakes I made in the past.

Here on Udemy I'm here to teach you everything I know about e-commerce and help you make the next step and maybe the best step you make in your whole life!