Plugins are the lifeblood of WordPress.
They expand and change the behavior of a WordPress installation letting you customize the blog to suit your needs. WordPress (WP) really does not change much. What shapes a WordPress blog is the theme and plugins you install and activate.

The intense popularity of WordPress plugins among WP users creates a unique opportunity to benefit from this popularity. Simply bcause WP plugins are such a hot property you have several options if you have a plugin you own giveaway or Private Label Rights (PLR) to. For instance you can add new prospects by giving away a WordPress plugin. Another great option is to re-brand the plugin and sell it for a profit.

There are also several software programs around that will let you create a simple WordPress plugin of your own. The plugins created by these programs require users to edit one or more of the plugin files to change what the plugin displays. Most are restricted to only one area of your post template. This is usually the footer area. You can usually randomly display something like a link or quote in one popular version. Another lets you add an iFrame to the footer of your site. The iFrame can be any
size you like, but be careful with the width so you don’t break your theme.

The video below shows you an even better option if the thought of writing some code doesn’t scare you to death.

The how to video was created by Pippin Williamson who created the very popular Easy Digital Downloads plugins. This is the first video of a five part series where Williamson takes you from start to finish creating your first WordPress plugin.

There is no doubt this video is about a technical subject. However the author treats it in such a way that you forget about the technical nature and instead focus only on what you need to make it all work. Williamson knows his stuff, but he does not make you feel stupid because you do not. Instead of trying to show off how much smarter he is when it comes to ths subject he sticks to explaining how to get your plugin working.

Your Very First WordPress Plugin

A demonstration of how to write your very first WordPress plugin