Beginner’s Guide to the WordPress Plugin System

by Jake Rocheleau
on February 14, 2013

in Wordpress

By searching in Google you can find a lot of specific Wordpress tutorials related around plugins. However there are not too many guides which explain an overview of the system, best practices, and just getting started with plugins in general. Thus I want to fill the void and hopefully offer some great tips for newcomers.

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In this article I will present the methods of building a Wordpress plugin from top-to-bottom. We can look into just the minimum requirements for a plugin to exist, and then extend functionality as needed. The conventions are not overly complicated if you have a decent handle on PHP and the Wordpress syntax.

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Customize External Links in your WordPress Posts

by Jake Rocheleau
on January 23, 2013

in Wordpress

The Wordpress backend system is versatile enough to support developers writing and managing their own codes. These often take the form of plugins, themes, or commonly systematic functions which are run in your specific WP install directory. These codes are often placed inside functions.php and pertains only to the current theme files.

With so much access to backend customization I have wanted to delve into the subject of hyperlinks. Writers often need to reference external links on various websites within blog posts. But you may want to edit the link styles for opening into new windows, or dynamically setting the title tooltips. I have put together this brief guide for editing custom settings with your anchor links through WP functionality.

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