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At the September 2018 meetup, Jamie Bergen gave a recap of her WordCamp Sacramento 2018 presentation about what she learned developing a plugin and releasing it in the WordPress.org plugin repository.
Description: Lessons Learned Releasing My First WordPress Plugin
Jamie recently released her first plugin, Plugin Notes Plus, on the WordPress.org plugin repository. This talk will give aspiring plugin authors a behind-the-scenes look into the process of building a plugin, submitting the plugin for approval, and handling support requests. The process wasn’t seamless, but she learned from her mistakes, and is hoping you will too!
Slides: Lessons Learned Releasing My First WordPress Plugin
About the Speaker: Jamie Bergen
Jamie Bergen is a scientist turned developer who enjoys building things with WordPress. She works for a small agency building WordPress websites and custom plugins for non-profit organizations. In a previous life, she worked as a research scientist on next-generation targeted drug therapies. Her current interests include WordPress theme and plugin development, web accessibility, and workflow best practices. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her husband, daughter, and dog. She also blogs occasionally.