I have expertise in HYML, CSS, Basic JS and PHP so for plugin development what should I learn and where can I start plugin development?

Thanks in advance


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You need to learn how WP is 'built' and functions. An understanding of that will help immensely.

Start at the Codex https://codex.wordpress.org/ . Lots of information about everything WP. And there are lots of googles/bings/ducks about creating plugins.

Start with a simple plugin that changes a minor thing (like changing the 'Howdy' to 'Welcome' on the admin screen. Then try a Settings page that stores things in the wp-options table. Again, lots of tutorials on plugins.

This is not an easy or quick 'journey', but lots of fun if you like tweaking and programming things.

Good luck!

  • Thanks, Rick It's really appreciated and helpful Commented Jun 14, 2019 at 21:24
  • You are welcome. Just a note that a vote up and/or checkmark is always appreciated if an answer matches your question. Plugins are fun to make. Although frustrating at times....you get better at it, though. Commented Jun 15, 2019 at 1:57
  • The codex is being phased out. Use the developer handbooks: developer.wordpress.org Commented Jun 15, 2019 at 5:40
  • I wasn't aware of that - Codex being phased out. There is no reference to it on the main page of the Codex link I posted. But my answer is still valid, even with the Codex reference, which still has valid information. I'll reference the new developer pages from now on, though. Commented Jun 15, 2019 at 17:00

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