This guide is short, focused, and made for beginners. Get hands-on learning and grow your portfolio by converting a simple script into a flexible, developer-friendly plugin.
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What you’ll learn
- How to write modular code.
- How to scope code so that it can be dropped into any project.
- How to expose public functions and APIs in your plugin.
- How to let users pass in their own options and settings.
- How to make your plugins work with module bundlers like WebPack and Browserify.
- How to put it all together and create a working plugin.
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- Follow a learning path or jump around based on your needs.
- Work on real projects and build your portfolio.
A Sample Lesson
How to let users update and modify your plugin without touching the core code.
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