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How to Build A Custom WordPress Plugin, Part 1 - #48

Published: January 11, 2021 | DevDrawer

Estimated Reading Time
2 minutes
Video Duration
30:36 minutes

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Ever wanted to make money building WordPress plugins? I have built hundreds of plugins and make a great side income doing it. In this tutorial, I show you how to get started making your own custom WordPress plugin object-oriented programming.

Join in in this part as I teach you the basics of your plugin structure, how to create and call classes, as well as how to install and activate your plugin.

You can use this tutorial with pretty much any new plugin you want to do and use it as the basis for all future development. When you are done with this first tutorial, you will have enough to get started with your own customizations.

In the next series, we will be diving into custom post types and eventually getting into plugin options you can carry throughout your development.

00:00 Intro

02:28 Creating the Folder Structure

08:17 Creating Our Primary and Init Classes

12:11 Creating Our Hooks

21:47 Creating A Simple CPT

28:28 Putting It All Together

Applications Used

Visual Studio Code v1.43:

WAMP v3.2.0:


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