New Video Class: Build a WordPress Widget

Build a WordPress Widget

This week’s WordPress class is essential for anyone who wants to develop advanced WordPress sites.

In this class, Topher demonstrates how to build a WordPress widget for a site you’re working on.

Topher shows you how to create a widget which pulls in an external RSS feeds, parses the data, and show it on your WordPress site.

Outline of the Build a WordPress Widget Class

  • Introduction
  • Basics of OOP in PHP
  • Documenting Code
  • The Widget Class
  • The Data Fetcher Function
  • The Data Render Function
  • The Widget Function
  • The Form Function
  • The Update Function
  • Register the Widget
  • Summary


  • Rod Martin

    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. He has worked in both the non-profit and for-profit worlds, in small companies and large corporations. His extensive open source experience includes WordPress, Joomla and Drupal and he really knows how to help you get the most out of the system you chose. Rod plays ice hockey a couple of times a week and rides his Goldwing motorcycle pretty much everywhere he can.

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