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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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