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How to build a WordPress plugin tutorial thoughts

So I watched this and overall It was good, but I kinda wish the JSON bit wasn't included and the plugin was a little simpler. Also I think it would have been an idea to look at the disadvantages of serialisation in terms of migration, as sometimes if you end up storing the site url in the array and then move the data will no longer be valid and won't show up. What do others think of the tut?

4 Answers

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

How can you do it without JSON? The Treehouse data is only available in JSON format.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

> What do others think of the tut?

There's a thread for collecting people's thoughts on it here:

https://teamtreehouse.com/forum/wordpress-plugin-development-course-is-live-post-feedback-and-questions-here

"How can you do it without JSON? The Treehouse data is only available in JSON format."

I generally meant if the plugin did something else that did not require JSON, the JSON section got a little bit complicated.

"There's a thread for collecting people's thoughts on it here:"

Thanks

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

The project isn't about how to create any kind of plugin it's a project of how to create a Treehouse badges plugin in Wordpress. Through that project you learn the various techniques required to create that end result. It's possibly complicated because it's an advanced course requiring basic to intermediate PHP programming skills as well as the skills to create a custom Wordpress theme.

Then again, the mark of good material is it's ability to clearly explain a complex topics to make them easier to understand.

Don't get me wrong it's not that it was difficult or advanced it's just that it felt like JSON would be something that would be more useful down the road as opposed to straight out the gate, so having to sit through it felt a bit tedious. But then what should or should not be in a plugin tutorial is highly subjective ;-)

Matt Campbell
Matt Campbell
9,767 Points

Zac did say this is a properly difficult track to do, which I welcome.