Author Topic: I want to write my own wordpress plugin  (Read 3777 times)

Xarzu

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I want to write my own wordpress plugin
« on: January 30, 2010, 08:40:51 pm »
I want to write my own wordpress plugin.

Does anyone know where I can find a lits of hooks and filters and what they do?

Also, is there a book that is a good reference for people who want to write wordpress plugins?

angelo

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Re: I want to write my own wordpress plugin
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010, 06:01:13 pm »
I recommend downloading (and installing if your computer has Apache/PHP/MySQL setup) a copy of WordPress on your development computer. I constantly grep the source code to find actions and filters for my plugin development.

Here are some episodes of my podcast (WordPress Plugins Podcast) where I talk with other developers who have some tips/suggestions.


As for books, there is one available, but I believe it is already outdated. It would give you the basics to know how to layout files and such. I would take a look at some simple plugins as well, such as the Hello Dolly packaged with WordPress.