Here are 7 examples of simple plugins you can write to get started with WordPress plugin development. Plugins in the WordPress repository should try to serve a single purpose. The “single purpose” concept is so the author can maintain the code more easily and so the end-user that doesn’t have a lot of bloat. However, a lot of WordPress plugins get more and more features integrated over time. It’s always easier to be able to troubleshoot bugs and fix/maintain your own code, rather than someone else’s. So here are some easy plugins you can write yourself to get started with WordPress development!
- Add a Drop-Down to wp-admin to Filter Posts/Pages by Author
- Add reCAPTCHA to
- Customize the
- Filter the
- Add a “Click to Tweet” Shortcode or Visual Editor Button
- Create a Custom Post Type
As I create blog posts for each of these, I’ll update this post with links to the posts.