TSP Easy Dev


The Software People’s (TSP) Easy Dev is a WordPress API for plugin development, check out some of the features below. Easy Dev makes OOD hot again and it’s the engine that powers all WordPress plugins created by The Software People!

Features Included

Upgrades will include fixes only, no new functionality

  • Create functional plugins in as little as 5 lines of code
  • Add additional external URL links to your plugins description
  • Use on as many plugin projects as necessary
  • Add a settings page menu for your plugin, and for future plugins
  • Supports the usage of your own custom shortcodes
  • Verify user uses correct version of WordPress for your plugin
  • When ready to deploy, require users to install THIS plugin or bundle the code into YOUR plugin
  • Smarty bundled into package (display html easily)
  • Smarty form field templates included for creating forms on the fly

Pro Version Features

Includes all of the features of the standard version AND…

  • Checks for browser type and version (currently supports Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and IE detection)
  • Add form fields (metadata) to posts
  • Add form fields (metadata) to categories
  • Check for incompatible plugins on activate
  • Check for required plugins on activate
  • Deregister annoying scripts
  • Display favicons (ie Twitter, Facebook, GitHub, thumbs, folders, etc) easily in your html
  • Format your html into columns on the fly
  • Additional images and resources
  • Upgrades includes fixes and new functionality from our community of developers

Visit The Software People’s Marketplace to download the Professional Version of Easy Dev Developers.


  • No need to learn WordPress API, with Easy Dev, you only have to fill in your settings and display your HTML and with Smarty, skelJS and FontAwesome built into Easy Dev Pro it makes displaying your code a sinch!


  1. Upload tsp-easy-dev to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Please see the API documentation in our lab by clicking here.


Installation Instructions
  1. Upload tsp-easy-dev to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Please see the API documentation in our lab by clicking here.

What is an API?

An API, or Application Programming Interface, is a set of libraries (code) that developers can use to interface with (talk to) a larger object. Easy Dev is an API for WordPress. Developers can use our simple API instead of learning how to interface directly with WordPress. Easy Dev’s API does all the hard work for you behind the scenes.

How do I use the API? Where do I begin?

In our documentation, we have included real plugin examples that are using Easy Dev. Our complete API is also available.

How do I request new features for Easy Dev?

Unfortunately, the standard version of Easy Dev (this plugin) will not be updated with new features. For most developers, the standard version of Easy Dev will be enough. However, only the Professional version of Easy Dev will be updated with new features per request. The standard version of Easy Dev updates will include fixes only, no new features.

Well how do I get Easy Dev Professional?

Currently, you can get Easy Dev Professional from The Software People’s Marketplace.

I’ve installed the script but nothing happens. What did I do wrong?

Nothing. The script runs in real-time behind the scenes. Once installed, there are no other steps to take.

Contributors & Developers

“TSP Easy Dev” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • Bug: Fixed issue with term data not updating when saving category information
  • Enhancement: Updated Smarty version to 3.1.29


  • Bug: Fixed bug related to new SELECT_PAGES option


  • Enhancement: New field type SELECT_PAGES
  • Enhancement: Allow the removal of filters/actions


  • Enhancement: Support for custom category taxonomies


  • Fix: Allow script versioning for easy updates of javascripts


  • Bug: Update from version 1.3.2 required
  • Enhancement: Allow script versioning for easy updates of javascripts


  • Enhancement: Deregister and dequeue all scripts and style on deactivate
  • Feature: Allow registering scripts in the footer of a theme


  • Enhancement: Additional style changes


  • Enhancement: Improved settings UI


  • Enhancement. Now includes all PRO features


  • Fixed bug to handle null options


  • Feature enhancement. Added in a listner function to handle actions and filters
  • Fixed bug to handle null options


  • Bug fix. Fixed error message appearing when editing posts


  • New features. Shortcodes with content now supported.


  • Removed inline functions to support older versions of PHP.


  • Enhancement. Updated support link


  • Required fix to properly store new widget/shortcode attributes into database.


  • Updated admin_notices hooks to not use inline functions.


  • Enhancement: Before passing fields to display_form, set the id and name for user instead of having the user do it.
  • Updated API documentation to reflect that the user no longer has to set id and name


  • Support HTML in plugin descriptions. Strip Tags from Widget descriptions.


  • Launch