How to Contribute to a WordPress Plugin
Released: January 2, 2015
Length: 17 minutes
Certificate: Finish lessons and pass the quiz with 70%
In this class, Topher takes a published WordPress plugin and improves it by bringing into compliance with the WordPress Coding Standards.
Beginning with a fork of the plugin on Github, Topher demonstrates how to use PHP Code Sniffer to find all the offending code, fixes it, then submits a pull request to the plugin author.
Topher demonstrates how and why we should help improve plugins in the WordPress community.
Christopher DeRosia (Topher) has been "doing the web" since 1994. With the advent of PHP in 1998, his web sites became much more dynamic and exciting.
He is an accomplished programmer, having written his own content management systems and managed some very large websites. He loves to help people enjoy their websites and believes, "playing with WordPress is fun!". He has built over 30 sites with custom themes and plugins.
Topher lives in Michigan, USA.