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Published on August 8th, 2013 | by Allan


15+ WordPress Plugin Tutorials

This post look into some WordPress plugin tutorials that are useful if you want to create your own plugin and do not know where to start.

WordPress plugins will allow you to extend the default installation with practically all kinds of functionality. There is always the option of downloading a plugin from the official WordPress repository or buying a premium solution. However, if you need a particular solution that the available plugins can’t provide, you can also choose to create your own.

In our post for today, I will be focusing on WordPress plugin tutorials that are useful references and guides in creating your very own WordPress plugins. All the WordPress plugin tutorials I have included in this collection are well written and thorough, so I am sure you will find them really useful.

Please share your thoughts on this post with us on the comments section below. Were they able to teach you something? Have you used a nice WordPress plugin tutorial before that is not included in my list? You may also share this post with your friends, if you think they will benefit from WordPress plugin tutorials.

WordPress Plugin Development from Scratch – MORE INFO

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Initial part of this tutorial series will consist of four parts, where you will learn WordPress Plugin Development from scratch. Throughout the series we will be developing a WordPress plugin to integrate your favorite jQuery Slider. Final output will be a complete slider plugin for WordPress, which you use in any part of the CMS.

Writing a Plugin – WordPress Codex – MORE INFO

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Reading this article from WordPress Codex is worth section of the article goes through the steps you need to follow, and things to consider when creating a well-structured WordPress Plugin.

Writing Your First Plugin for WordPress: A Primer – MORE INFO

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In this tutorial, you will get an idea on the possibility of adding your own customized processes, enhancements and functions, without the need to touch the core system.

The Ultimate Guide to Building a WordPress Plugin– MORE INFO

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If you think you are ready to writer your first WordPress plugin, here’s a number of vital tips and resources that can guide you in the process. It will sustain you from the initial phases of plugin creation to the promotion of your freshly crafted plugin and all else in between.

Building a WordPress plugin: Tweetable– MORE INFO


This tutorial will guide you in creating a WordPress plugin from scratch that is tweetable. It will take in the latest five tweets and display them in your WordPress sidebar.

WordPress Plugin Header– MORE INFO


This tutorial discusses what a header for WordPress plugin is and how you can implement one. It also teaches some simple guidelines for WordPress that you should follow.

How To Create A Simple WordPress Plugin– MORE INFO

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If you find it hard to find a plugin that will suit your particular needs from thousands of choices, why not create one for yourself? This tutorial will teach you how to create a simple plugin in no time. This tutorial assumes that you’re familiar with WordPress and have basic knowledge of HTML and PHP.

Create a Custom WordPress Plugin From Scratch – MORE INFO

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This tutorial describes how to implement a WordPress plugin from scratch. The plugin connects to an outside OSCommerce database and then display products that are chosen randomly on your WordPress website.

Create Database Tables for Your WordPress Plugin– MORE INFO

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Database tables are used to save info used by a plugin. To be able to develop your WordPress further, you need to learn how to work with and create more database tables. With a plugin specific table, you can define the precise data structure needed for your plugin development.

WordPress Plugin Path– MORE INFO

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This tutorial will teach you about a simple function that will help grab a plugin path to grab any file or image that is related to your plugin.

How to create a “Recent Posts” WordPress Plugin– MORE INFO


This tutorial will show you how to make a Recent Posts plugin. You can understand it better if you know PHP programming.

A Crash-Course in WordPress Plugin Development– MORE INFO

crash course wp plugin devThis tutorial will show you how to create your first usable plugin from scratch.

WordPress Action Hooks– MORE INFO


This tutorial teaches about action hooks and what they are.

Create WordPress Plugins with OOP Techniques– MORE INFO


Building a WordPress plugin with an object oriented code is fairly clean and efficient if you will compare it with procedural code. You can expand using inheritance techniques, which could be very helpful when creating a large plugin.

How to Build a WordPress Plugin– MORE INFO


Digging into WordPress plugin API and creating what you need may be the best solution to an issue you have. This tutorial will teach you how.

WordPress Filter Hooks– MORE INFO


This tutorial discusses WordPress filter hooks and how they work. WordPress filter hooks are perfect for modifying content.

Beginner’s Guide to WordPress Plugin Development– MORE INFO


If you want to create your own WordPress plugins, this guide is the perfect resource for introducing you to plugin development.


About the Author

Hey my name is Allan. I have a passion for web design and everything related to this interesting field. I'm into WordPress topics and I have interest in all aspects of running a WordPress website.

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