Plugin Machine

Make Better WordPress Plugins

Plugin Machine handles the boilerplate for creating WordPress plugins, adds features to existing plugins and packages your plugins for development or release.

What This Machine Does

Plugin Machine creates modern WordPress plugins, with as much or as little of the fancy features you need, and helps you deliver them to your customers or clients.

Start Fast

Choose your features, name some things, download your starter plugin and go.


Create ready to install ZIP files. Use plugin API to update.

Build Right

Includes tests, local development and CI to make sure everything keeps working.


Plugin Machine generates documentation for your plugins and is full of helpful links for how to develop with the features it adds to your plugin.

Opinionated, Modern WordPress Development

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Developed by Josh Pollock, author of about a bajillion WordPress development tutorials, two books about WordPress development and is a contributor to WordPress core and many popular plugins.

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