Pippin Williamson is a WordPress plugin developer who has founded and created some of the most well-known and useful WordPress plugins available today. These plugins span many different categories, including eCommerce, membership access, and affiliate management.
One of the keys to his success has been providing top notch support for both his free and premium products. Pippin attributes this as one of the key factors which has helped grow a long list of loyal followers, which saw him become one of the most acclaimed publishers on Code Canyon before branching out on his own.
Helping the WordPress Development Community
Pippin also does a lot to help both aspiring and experienced plugin developers get better at what they do. Through his Pippin’s Plugins website, Pippin shares the knowledge and experience he has gained from being a full time WordPress plugin developer in the form of written and video tutorials. Including guides on working with the WordPress database, widgets, shortcodes and a whole lot more.
If you want to learn from Pippin on how to develop a WordPress plugin from scratch, his recently published 29 part course over at WPSessions provides just the opportunity to do so.
Pippin’s Most Successful Plugins
The most popular product so far from Pippin and his team has been the free Easy Digital Downloads plugin. As the name suggests this tool has been designed to allow WordPress users to sell digital products via their website.
Its right up there with WooCommerce as one of the most well-respected eCommerce plugins for WordPress and the large number of free and premium extensions for it makes it a highly extendable and versatile solution for anyone wishing to sell digital downloads online.
The other major plugins from Pippin include the affiliate marketing plugin Affiliate WP, and the membership plugin Restrict Content Pro, both of which are highly extendable thanks to a library of add-ons.
Where Else Can You Catch Pippin?
Pippin has presented at a few WordCamps on topics related to plugins, including developing modular plugins that can be easily extended by other developers. There are recordings of these presentations in the WordPress.tv archives.
Pippin has also published a selection of tutorials on the Tuts+ website, covering how to use bbPress as a support forum and writing extensible plugins.
The Apply Filters WordPress development podcast is hosted by Pippin and Brad Touesnard and sees the duo talk about WordPress core, plugin, and theme development, with occasional guests joining them on the show, making it another great resource for WordPress coders.
If you want to get into WordPress plugin development, or improve your existing development skills, as well as learning what it takes to launch, market, and support commercial plugins, then Pippin’s transparent approach to his business makes him the ideal guide.