Meetup Plugin Dev (Part 1): Using Settings Frameworks and APIs

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Do Space

7205 Dodge St · Omaha, NE

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Meeting Room 1

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WP Omaha: Dev
Speaker: Rob Ruiz (yet again)
Tech: PHP, Javascript, JSON

Members that have been in the group for the 6-9 months might have heard about the Meetup plugin I have been developing for some time now. At this meetup, we will explore how I have setup the settings area of the plugin along with how I am managing my API connection with Meetup's API.

Plugin/Theme Settings
It is common when you are developing a custom plugin or theme to distribute to the masses that you need to create some place for the wp admin to configure or manage some settings that gets things to behave exactly how that admin needs them to be. Now, there are ways to create settings from scratch, but we will explore a better way using some frameworks. We'll explore 3 different frameworks that are freely available that makes the process of adding settings to your plugin/theme much easier to manage.

Working with 3rd Party APIs
If your WP extension is relying on a 3rd-party API for data, then it's important to architect a reliable system that is designed to work specifically with that API. I will show off how I like to set up integrations with WP and manage stuff like API authentication, user authorization, and performing CRUD operations in WordPress using Meetup's API.

This will be part 1 of a 3-part plugin development series. I will spill the beans on some of my most valuable plugin dev tricks at this meetup, for FREE. This is one you won't want to miss!