Plugin and Theme Developer Handbook Editors

I’m really happy that we have identified two editors for the PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party and Theme Developer Handbooks:

  • Plugin Developer – Tom McFarlin
  • Theme Developer – Rachel Baker

Rachel and Tom will be leading and managing each of the handbooks, with me on hand to support them with anything that they need. We’ve almost finalised the table of contents for each of these handbooks, so writing will be able to begin soon.

I’ve added Rachel and Tom as editors here so they’ll be posting about their respective handbooks. As a reminder, here is a list of the people who are involved with these two handbooks:

Plugin Dev

Pippin Williamson
Dougal Campbell (Best Practices)
Thomas Griffin
Maor Chasen
Justin Sainton
Daniel Bachhuber
Drew Jaynes

Theme Dev

Chris Reynolds
Tammie Lister
Jay Hoffman
Mario Peshev
Suzette Franck
Drew Jaynes

AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). ( – Esmi
UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing./UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. – Mel Choyce/Shane Pearlman

We’re low on numbers for Theme Dev so if you know of anyone who would like to get involved send them our way.