Introduction to Plugin Development

This lesson is aimed at anyone who wants to learn WordPress development basics and is aspiring to become a WordPress Developer. Each topic covers the various steps involved in basic WordPress plugin development. It also contains links to external resources which will help understand concepts in more depth.

Plugins help extend the functionality of WordPress. It is simply the easiest way to add extra features or integrations to WordPress sites.

Plugins are what make WordPress sites feature-rich. Using plugins, you can take offsite backups, edit the .htaccess file, and even access the files present in the public folder of your web server. It can also be used for dropping the leftover database tables from poorly coded plugins.

The topics listed below will cover WordPress plugin development and will end with a quiz to test your knowledge.