The Complete Wordpress Plugin Development Course - 8 Plugins
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The Complete Wordpress Plugin Development Course - 8 Plugins

Create your own custom Wordpress plugins with PHP and MySQL
4.4 (56 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.
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Last updated 5/2013
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create your own Wordpress Plugins
  • Get familiar and cozy with the most important concepts in WP Plugin development
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Requirements
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL
  • To run the examples you will need to install Wordpress in a local or remote server
Description

25% of the Internet is powered by Wordpress - Build plugins for millions of clients!

In this course we'll cover the art and science of Wordpress Plugin Development from scratch. By developing 8 simple plugins we will cover everything you need to know to be able to create awesome plugins that will run in most of the web.

By following the video lessons and having a play with the numerous downloadable examples you will get quite comfortable with the following topics:

  • Plugin basic structure and life cycle.
  • How to use filters and actions to have our code executed at the right moment.
  • Accessing posts through The Loop.
  • Creating your own shortcodes to give your users superpowers and allow them to save time.
  • How to add custom metadata to posts and users.
  • Widget creation from scratch.
  • Dashboard widgets.
  • How to create our own admin pages with global settings.
  • Using Ajax and external JavaScript libraries in our plugin. Including JQuery.
  • Task scheduling with Cron.
  • Creating custom tables to extend Wordpress beyond your dreams.

No previous Wordpress experience is required to take this course. Although we do need you to be familiar and have basic knowledge of PHP, MySQL and web development in general.

If you've always wanted to create your own Wordpress plugins or you need to learn how to do it quickly for work reasons, this is definitely the best way to go.

Who is the target audience?
  • Motivated people who have basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
02:26:56
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Intro
3 Lectures 09:24
Introduction to the course. Course goals, requirements, methodology and next steps.
Preview 07:52

Frequently asked questions

FAQ
01:29

Downloadable course files.
Course Source Code
00:03
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Plugin Structure
1 Lecture 03:19
Creating your first plugin. Plugin basic structure.
Preview 03:19
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Hooks
1 Lecture 05:36
In this lesson we cover what hooks are. An example with filters is shown.
Filters
05:36
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The Loop
2 Lectures 08:36
In this lesson we cover how to load articles using The Loop.
The Loop - Part 1
04:07

In this lesson we cover how to load articles using The Loop.
The Loop - Part 2
04:29
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Shortcodes
2 Lectures 12:14
In this lesson we cover how to create custom shortcodes and how to load data from other websites.
Shortcodes - Part 1
05:35

In this lesson we cover how to create custom shortcodes and how to load data from other websites.
Shortcodes - Part 2
06:39
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Post Metadata
2 Lectures 10:40
In this lesson we cover how to work with post metadata through an example.
Post Metadata - Part 1
06:35

In this lesson we cover how to work with post metadata through an example.
Post Metadata - Part 2
04:05
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Widgets
3 Lectures 19:05
In this lesson we cover the entire process of widget creation.
Widgets - Part 1
05:16

In this lesson we cover the entire process of widget creation.
Widgets - Part 2
05:13

In this lesson we cover the entire process of widget creation.
Widgets - Part 3
08:36
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Admin Settings
2 Lectures 09:30
In this lesson we cover the process of creating custom admin settings pages and how to access these settings.
Admin Settings - Part 1
04:30

In this lesson we cover the process of creating custom admin settings pages and how to access these settings.
Admin Settings - Part 2
05:00
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Ajax and External JS Files
5 Lectures 20:54
In this lesson we cover using Ajax in our plugin and including external JavaScript files.
Ajax and External JS Files - Part 1
05:31

In this lesson we cover using Ajax in our plugin and including external JavaScript files.
Ajax and External JS Files - Part 2
03:24

In this lesson we cover using Ajax in our plugin and including external JavaScript files.
Ajax and External JS Files - Part 3
03:39

In this lesson we cover using Ajax in our plugin and including external JavaScript files.
Ajax and External JS Files - Part 4
04:06

In this lesson we cover using Ajax in our plugin and including external JavaScript files.
Ajax and External JS Files - Part 5
04:14
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User Metadata
4 Lectures 12:38
In this lesson we cover how to create custom metadata for Wordpress users.
User Metadata - Part 1
03:57

In this lesson we cover how to create custom metadata for Wordpress users.
User Metadata - Part 2
02:45

In this lesson we cover how to create custom metadata for Wordpress users.
User Metadata - Part 3
02:49

In this lesson we cover how to create custom metadata for Wordpress users.
User Metadata - Part 4
03:07
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About the Instructor
Pablo Farias Navarro
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Game Developer and Founder of ZENVA

Software developer and founder of ZENVA. Since 2012, Pablo has been teaching online how to create games, apps and websites to over 200,000 students through the Udemy and Zenva Academy platforms, and created content for companies such as Amazon and Intel.

Pablo is a member of the Intel Innovator Program in the Asia Pacific, and has run live programming workshops in San Francisco, Brisbane and Bangalore.

Pablo holds a Master in Information Technology (Management) degree from the University of Queensland (Australia) and a Master of Science in Engineering degree from the Catholic University of Chile.