First Attempt at a WordPress Plugin, Release!

Google Calendar Events is released!

It took a lot longer than I expected and I think I should have started out with something simpler. I’m reasonably pleased with it, but I can see that there is a lot more work to do yet before it is polished.

I originally set out to make a plugin to suit just my requirements for a website I was working on, but I’ve ended up adding various features that I don’t really need, like widgets, lists and AJAX (I just needed a full page calendar grid). I think this may have been a mistake as it will take a lot more work to maintain and develop the plugin, and it may end up being a Jack of all trades but master of none.

Developing the plugin was definitely a good learning experience. I have improved my PHP skills quite a bit, learnt a lot more about WordPress and got to grips with SVN.

I’m definitely enthusiastic about making more plugins now, but perhaps that enthusiasm will wane when the bug reports start rolling in for this one :P

You can download the plugin from the WordPress plugin directory, if you like.

I’ve also set up a plugin homepage on my site where any feedback about the plugin can be left.

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