There are hundreds (if not thousands) of WordPress slider plugins available to choose from that range from simple free image sliders to complex and robust premium content sliders. So why would anyone want to BYOP (Build Your Own Plugin) their own slider? In this two-day class, we will discover the answer to that question while building the Slider Reboot WordPress plugin. But here are some hints…
Control what you want your plugin to do
While it is true you have tons of options for WordPress sliders, having the ability to control exactly what information and data is needed for your plugin and control exactly how that slider will look in your WordPress theme is a true mark of a quality developer. The best site that a client can receive from a developer is a site that does exactly what they want it to do… no more, no less. So learning how to deliver that capability is vital to anyone who wants to take their freelance development career to the next level.
Learn how a plugin is constructed
During this training we will dig into the necessary functions to create our Slider Reboot plugin and how to connect the functionality through WordPress hooks and filters. We will build a Custom Post Type to store the slider information and then build a WordPress shortcode to allow us to place our created Slider Reboot slider into any post or widget. We will also incorporate a simple admin area settings panel to control the look and feel of the plugin.
Add a new tool to your toolbox
Most web developers and freelancers have a certain skill set. Those skills might contain the ability to work in HTML, CSS, PHP, jQuery, MySQL, WordPress, Themes, etc. Adding that capability of building custom WordPress plugins adds a vital skill level to your quiver of development arrows. Having the option of billing for custom work can raise your earning potential over just being able to modify other people’s code.
Join us for this intensive two-day training event as we build our own Slider Reboot plugin. Signup on the WebDesign.com Event Schedule page.