Past Meetup

Intro to WordPress Plugin Development

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Price: $5.00 /per person
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One of the key features that makes WordPress a powerful content management system is how easy it is to extend it using plugins. Now you can write your own, even if you consider yourself a beginner!

Brad Williams, the co-author of the new book Professional WordPress Plugin Development (, will be discussing how to create plugins in WordPress. Anyone with a WordPress powered website quickly realizes the power of plugins. A single plugin can add endless amounts of functionality to your WP site and with over 13,000 freely available on, there is no shortage, and now you can learn how to build your own.

In this presentation Brad will discuss building a solid plugin foundation, considerations when creating a plugin, and top tips every plugin developer should know. We'll also dive into the magical world of hooks: actions and filters, explaining just what these powerful features do in WordPress. Finally we'll build some fun and simple plugins to get your feet wet with plugin development in WordPress.

After the main presentation we will break up into two groups:

1) Beginners will be able to ask questions on any topic they choose, not just plugins.

2) The Int/adv group will have a breakout session to dive into more advanced plugin development topics.

As always, there will be something for everyone.


Brad will also be giving away two copies of his new book ( at the meetup. You must be present to win.


Brad Williams is the Co-Founder of, a co-host on the SitePoint Podcast, and the co-author of Professional WordPress and Professional WordPress Plugin Development. Brad has given presentations at various WordCamps and Meetups across the country. He is also the organizer for the Philadelphia WordPress Meetup Group and for WordCamp Philly. Brad has been developing websites for over 14 years, including the last 5 where he has focused on open-source technologies like WordPress.


Due to security restrictions, registration for the event will close on March 21 at noon... one day before the event. You must pay in advance via Paypal. No payments will be accepted at the door. You must provide a photo ID, to gain entrance.