WordPress Plugin Development Resources

Some resources I’ve collected that will surely help in developing WordPress plugins.

WP Gear – A compendium of resources

Researching Hooks

http://wpseek.com

Generator for post types, queries and much more

http://generatewp.com/

Options and frameworks

http://wptheming.com/options-framework-plugin/

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/plugin-options-starter-kit/

https://github.com/lpointet/WordPress-Plugin-Skeleton

http://pluginstarter.com

http://themeshaper.com/2010/06/03/sample-theme-options/

https://github.com/seedprod/_wpseed

http://www.ilovecolors.com.ar/how-to-add-a-color-picker-to-your-wordpress-plugin-or-theme/

Using the Settings API

Otto’s WordPress Settings API Tutorial

Playing with the WordPress UI for Your Plugin

http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/integrating-with-wordpress-ui-the-basics/

http://yoast.com/custom-post-type-snippets/

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Testing Your Plugin

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/log-deprecated-notices/

Reset Your Database

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-reset/

WordPress Hooks, Actions and Filters (Extensible Plugins)

http://wp.smashingmagazine.com/2012/02/16/inside-wordpress-actions-filters/

http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/plugins/writing-extensible-plugins-with-actions-and-filters/

http://pippinsplugins.com/?s=extensible

WordPress Plugin Frameworks

http://w-shadow.com/blog/2012/06/26/list-of-wordpress-plugin-frameworks/

WordPress Coding Standards

http://wp.smashingmagazine.com/2012/07/19/guide-wordpress-coding-standards/

About Jean Galea

Jean Galea is a WordPress developer, podcaster and entrepreneur. He is the founder of WP Mayor and WP RSS Aggregator. His personal blog can be found at jeangalea.com. Check out his podcast focused on doing business with WordPress over at Mastermind.fm.

3 Responses

  1. Julia
    Julia October 4, 2012 at 18:01 | | Reply

    so much WordPress Plugin Development Resources………very informatic and useful

  2. Dan Bernardic
    Dan Bernardic October 7, 2012 at 17:25 | | Reply

    Hello,

    You might be interested in adding http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/developer/

    Thanks for sharing the list.

  3. James Sun
    James Sun January 7, 2016 at 10:43 | | Reply

    Hi Jean

    I would like to add another resource that talks about
    WordPress Best Plugin for SEO
    http://netotraffic.com/wordpress-best-seo-plugins/

    Thanks for the nice list,
    James

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