Sometimes the best way to learn more WP programming is to just jump in and create your first-ever WordPress plugin. But where do you start? What tutorials should you follow? How should you really begin?
Well, perhaps we can remove all that anxiety off the table and just follow Chris Ross to the promised land as he walks you right through the process:
This presentation covers: What is a plugin? When to use a plugin for your WordPress project vs. a theme function; Best practices for plugin structure, unique naming conventions; Creating a secure settings page for your plugin; Sanitizing and storing your plugin data, the WordPress way; Safely retrieving data from your plugin and using it in a theme; What to do when a plugin is deactivated, or uninstalled; Structuring a WordPress readme.txt file; Submitting a plugin to the WordPress.org repository.
Thanks Chris for sharing your wisdom!