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Editing Plugins with PHP Code SnifferIn this class, Topher shows you how to improve and contribute to a WordPress plugin.

Beginning with a fork of the plugin on Github, Topher demonstrates how to use PHP Code Sniffer to find all the non-compliant code. Topher then shows how to fix the code and then submits a pull request to the plugin author.

This is a great class for people new to WordPress plugins, Github or contributing to the WordPress community.

Outline of the Edit a WordPress Plugin Class

  • Introduction
  • Forking a Plugin on Github
  • Using phpCS
  • Merging Back to Github
  • Summary
  • Follow-up From Plugin Owner
  • Edit a WordPress Plugin Quiz

About the author

Rod holds two masters degrees and has been training people how to do "things" for over 25 years. Originally from Australia, he grew up in Canada and now resides just outside Cincinnati, Ohio.