In the WordPress Codex is an article on How to Write a WordPress Plugin which takes you step-by-step through the process. You would think that if it is in the WordPress Codex that it would be simple and easy to understand, but for some it is still a challenge.
Many people who are not programmers have found a need in their WordPress blog and within a short amount of time have managed to write a Plugin to make WordPress do what they want. It’s that easy.
So if you are brave and have a need to push or pull WordPress to meet your needs, check out the articles below and soon you will be writing your own WordPress Plugin.
- WP Tutorial: Your First WordPress Plugin « Mark on WordPress
- How to write a solid and stable WordPress plugin « Mark on WordPress
- WordPress Codex – WordPress Coding Standards
- WordPress Codex – Adding Administration Menus
- WordPress Codex – Creating Tables with Plugins
- WordPress Codex – WordPress Plugin API
- WordPress Hooks from Flat Earth
- How to Write a WordPress Plugin | Devlounge
- Alex King on How To Write WordPress Plugins : Rocky Mountain Voices Video
- SEOpher – How to write a WordPress plugin : episode 1 – getting started …
- Smashing Magazine – WordPress Plugins & Tutorials: Your Pick
- A Love Letter to WordPress Plugin Authors
Once you create your WordPress Plugin, in order to get it to work with the WordPress 2.6x feature to automatically add and update Plugins, it must be in the official WordPress Plugin Directory.
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