If you're a WordPress user and you've ever wondered about the process of creating your own custom plugin, this new tutorial from Delicious Brains might be just what you need. In it they go through their process for creating a plugin, from the initial ideas to release.
If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you’ve probably seen some of our tutorials on developing plugins using different technologies like React and Vue. But when not writing examples for blog posts, we rarely if at all dive into creating a new plugin – there’s a lot more that goes into it before we write a single line of code.
In this week’s post, we’ll be taking a look at everything we do to create a new product or WordPress plugin. We don’t adhere strictly to any specific software development process, but the method we’re using currently seems to work well.
They then walk through the process, step-by-step, with a summary of each and helpful hints as you go along:
- Research and Brainstorming
- Developing the Plugin
- Reviewing and Testing
The post ends with some concluding thoughts about the amount of work required, scope creep and the value of planning/wireframes.