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February 22, 2018

JMS284: How Much PHP Do You Need to Be a WordPress Developer?

This is a pretty common question I get. It’s probably a lot less than you think or the snobs and know-it-alls out there will tell you. Of course, the phrase “be a WordPress developer” is pretty subjective. So, I’m going to tackle “how much PHP do you need to know to build a WordPress plugin”. Because, generally, if you know enough PHP to build a plugin… you can probably build a theme. And, it’s a little bit more objective. Anyway, I lay out it all out in this episode and tell you the story of my very first WordPress plugin and what it lead to for me.

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