Typically a custom website will need custom plugins. This roadmap is your guide to becoming a Custom WordPress Plugin Developer. It systematically guides you on your journey to build and grow your proficiencies, expertise, and career. It covers all aspects of custom WordPress plugin development.
Follow this Roadmap – Start Here
This roadmap is your guide to systematically walk through the content here on Know the Code. Do the content in the suggested order from the top to the bottom.
Disclaimer – New Content Published Frequently: We release new content all the time. This roadmap will change and grow. Therefore, keep checking it and its order.
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Getting You Ready to Start
It’s important to make sure you are ready to dive in without having to struggle with your computer, workflow, or even HTML and CSS.
Are you new to web development or programming? Or is your local web development machine not setup yet? If yes, then click here.
You will want to do the Absolute Beginner series first.
And make sure that your machine is setup and ready to go. Check out this article to setup your Sandbox, Kint, Whoops, etc.
Make sure you setup Kint on your machine as you'll use it here.
Check out this article to setup your Sandbox, Kint, Whoops, etc.
Do you need to build your CSS and/or HTML technical chops? Then click here.
Every web developer needs to know HTML and CSS. As a theme developer, you need to have a high proficiency in both in order to quickly build amazing themes. Here are some resources for you:
- HTML & CSS – Codecademy
- HTML Essential Training – Lynda.com
- HTML / CSS Path – Code School
- Become a front-end developer – Thinkful
- HTML Fundamentals – Pluralsight
The Basic Fundamentals
Before you can build custom plugins, you need to grow your fundamentals in PHP, WordPress, jQuery, SQL, and more. These are your foundation to programming and web development.
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Let’s Build Plugins
You’ll learn plugin development and fundamentals as you build each plugin.
Plugin Development A to Z
This series walks you through the entire process of developing custom WordPress plugins. It’s a holistic approach from start-to-finish.
You and Tonya will dive deep into the entire process of building a real world, fully-functional, custom plugin from scratch. You will learn deeply about architecture, planning, WordPress, PHP, jQuery, SQL, HTML, and so much more. This plugin includes a custom post type, custom taxonomy, shortcodes, and more. You’ll build it, add to it, make it better, and then convert to OOP.
Ready to leap forward? Let’s build some more advanced plugins.
Now you are ready to pick what you want to learn next. Learn more and Grow