Join the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 15th December 2021 for an introduction to WordPress plugin development, with Herb Miller and Andrew Leonard.
WordPress plugin development 101 – for beginners
Herb and Andrew will take you through the development of a WordPress plugin, written in PHP, to develop a shortcode to display upcoming meetings.
The plugin, eBPS Meetings, is a bespoke plugin for the British Pteridological Society’s website https://ebps.org.uk.
The event starts at 7pm BST (6pm UTC). We will be providing a Zoom link for you to connect to the online Meetup.
To get the link, please register to attend this #OnlineWPMeetup.
Overview – what we’ll cover
- What is WordPress?
- What is a plugin?
- What is a theme?
- Why use a plugin?
- How does WordPress work?
- How does a plugin extend WordPress?
- What plugin do we want to write and why?
- What do we need to know?
- Proposed solution
- README file(s)
- Plugin Header
- Main plugin file – the code
- Main plugin file – the shortcode
- Included plugin file
- Other functionality
- How do we debug it?
- How do we test it?
- How do we update it?
- WordPress Reference & Handbooks
- Further reading
|7.00pm||Connect to Zoom. Bring your own drink and chat|
|7.10pm||Organisers’ introduction to the online meeting|
|7:15pm||WordPress plugin development 101 – for beginners|
|8:15pm||Q & A|
To find the times in your location, websites like WorldTimeBuddy.com can help. Put in the timezone you want to convert (7pm BST in this case), and enter your location timezone to view your local time.