There are many times when you have a urge to develop plugins or themes for WordPress, however many times people do not eventually convert ideas into useful plugins or beautiful themes.
If you have an idea to create a plugin or theme, here are some resources that will help you get kick started with it, the resources are not exhaustive, however they will definitely come in handy to convert ideas into WordPress plugins or themes.
Handy Resources For Plugin Development
- WordPress Codex – Writing A Plugin [Level: Newbie and ++] (this is where I started out with and still prefer to refer to)
- Your First WordPress Plugin [Level: Newbie] – Mark Jaquith
- Develop a WordPress Plugin With Eclipse PDT [Level: Intermediate and ++] – IBM
- A Crash Course in WordPress Plugin Development [Level: Newbie and ++] – Nettuts+
- Speedup WordPress Plugin Development [Level: Know How and ++] – Ask Apache
Handy Resources For Theme Development
- WordPress Codex – Theme Development [Level: Newbie and ++]
- Designing for WordPress [Level: Newbie and ++] – CSS Tricks
- WordPress Theme Development Frameworks [Level: Intermediate and ++] – Smashing Magazine
- How To Create WordPress Theme From Scratch [Level: Newbie and ++] – ThemeTation
- WordPress Theme Development Check List (Download PDF) [Level: Newbie and ++] – WP Toy
Are you a plugin or theme developer or a newbie? Do add to the list by pointing out resources you have used to help you get kick started with plugin or theme development for WordPress.