Advanced WordPress Meetup, February 19, 2014

A Peek into the World of WordPress Plugin Development

The ability to create a simple plugin shell, which can be used as a site plugin, is a valuable skill to obtain if you need to maintain or create WordPress websites. This session will give you a quick introduction to the construction of WordPress plugins. As we build a simple plugin to add a widget to your sidebars, I’ll summarize the resources needed to help you create your own plugins.

While you will definitely will need to learn PHP, HTML and CSS to create plugins on your own, no coding ability is required for this session. You will be able to create your first plugin by pasting the example code into files on your web site.

Presented by Rick Radko.  Rick is the founder of R-Cubed Design Forge, where he develops and designs web sites and applications using open source software. Rick specializes in custom development and multilingual websites.

Meeting Details:

This is a meetup in our “advanced” series. Anyone at any experience level is welcome to attend, but there will be an expectation in the presentations and discussion that attendees have some prior knowledge of, and working experience with WordPress.

Senate Room, 6th Floor – Robertson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive.  Robertson Hall marked on Google:

Parking on campus requires payment, but all of the lots, including the garage just to the north of Roberson Hall, cap at $7 for the evening after 5pm.

No donations for this meeting!  (We normally ask for a $4 donation to help cover the cost of the room and our Meetup fees, which total about $450/year)



7:00 – General announcements

7:10 – Presentation

8:15 – Wrap-up