Last year Pippin Williamson, a very well known WordPress freelance developer and creator of Easy Digital Downloads, launched a tutorial site focused on WordPress plugin development. This was quite a unique niche that he started off. His idea was to have a membership site focused mainly on those of us who want to learn more about developing plugins.
His site took off quite quickly, which was to be expected given the impressive tutorials he was publishing, and also the wide range of topics he covered. I myself joined a couple of months ago, and I am really thankful that I did, because I’ve learned so many new techniques.
Pippin does many of his tutorials in the form of podcasts, which is really interesting as its like sitting next to him while he develops a plugin or some particular functionality, while explaining his train of thought while doing so.
Another service which he offers to premium members is the plugin review service. This is a tremendous bonus because it gives you the chance to try your hands on a real project, while getting feedback over your methods from an established WordPress developer. That on its own is priceless and well worth the price of the yearly membership. Pippin in fact reviewed the WP RSS Aggregator plugin I am developing, and he offered some really valuable advice on improving its security and also some improvements in functionality.
Some of the topics covered by Pippin are:
- Writing Extendible Plugins
- Best Practices
- Custom Post Types
- and lots more
So what are the benefits of joining Pippinsplugins.com?
- Ability to bookmark your favorite tutorials with quick access from the sidebar
- Immediate access to all members-only content, including source file downloads
- Previews and member-only copies of premium plugins
- Before-release access to new plugins
- Exceptionally in-depth tutorials that explore a diverse range of topics
- Plugin code reviews
You get all that for just $60 per year, with monthly and quarterly memberships also available. If you ask me, this has to be the best deal out there in terms of value if you’re looking to learn more about WordPress development in general. If you’re focused on plugins, then it’s something you just have to have, that eye-opening feeling after reading a particular tutorial about a subject you knew little about will pretty much leave you very satisfied that you joined Pippinsplugins.com. So from the team at WP Mayor, this membership website comes highly recommended!
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