I’m at the point where I’m going to attempt to write my own custom WordPress plugin. WordPress development is fairly new to me. I’ve used WordPress on and off for several years, but only started developing custom themes this year. I’ve been a programmer for quite a while and PHP is anything but new to me, so I’m hoping that I catch on pretty quickly.
Any time I start something new, I like to being with a template (or boilerplate). Something to give me a foundation to build off of. This time around it looks like I’ll be starting with the WordPress Plugin Boilerplate by Tom McFarlin.
My goal for the final product is to have a plugin with a settings page as well as maybe half a dozen widgets, each with their own options.