What Lurks in the WordPress Plugin Repository?

We all love the WordPress plugin repository. It’s our playground, where we find new toys and shiny things that make our websites sparkle. With more than 15,000 plugins it’s a massive repository of code that is growing all of the time. But have you ever sat down and thought about all of the different plugins in there? Probably not, why would you?

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How to Upload Your Plugin to the WordPress Directory

Once you’ve created and tested your first widget, you’re probably in a good position to upload it to the WordPress directory. It’s a great way to get some exposure and recognition for your good work as well as contribute to the community of developers that makes WordPress as powerful as it is…

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How to Publish a Plugin to WordPress Repository

After a discussion on the WordPress Answers Stack Exchange yesterday, I thought it would be a good idea to explain the different ways you can develop plugins for WordPress. Since the official plugin repository uses Subversion for version control, that’s the obvious first choice when you’re just starting your development stack. So here is, step-by-step, a tutorial on how to get started using Subversion to track changes in and eventually publish your WordPress plugin…

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Daily Tip: Presale of Professional WordPress Plugin Development Now Available

Amazon.com has officially begun their presale of Professional WordPress Plugin Development by Brad Williams, Ozh Richard, and Justin Tadlock. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better collaboration between plugin development experts in the WordPress community. Topics range from the foundations of plugin development, some simple items such as creating widgets and shortcodes to much more …

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How to Write a WordPress Plugin: 12 Essential Guides and Resources

Want to learn how to extend WordPress? Consider this a crash course resource for building your own plugin. WordPress plugin development requires a little bit of personal initiative. Get ready to jump in and teach yourself. But where should you start? We’ve prepared a list of the most essential resources for those who are new …

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