WordPress is the easiest way to create your own website. Several factors including ease-of-use, stunning WordPress themes (design templates), but most importantly functionality. By default there is tremendous amount of functionality with WordPress. The base functionality of WordPress can be extended with WordPress plugins. Fortunately there are already many free and commercial plugins that accomplish most functionality that your website requires. Here are a few tutorials to teach you how to create a WordPress plugin.
How Can I Create a WordPress Plugin?
If you can’t find a plugin to meet your specific needs you have the option to create a WordPress plugin. Since WordPress is written in the PHP programming language, you’ll need to write your plugin in PHP. I have compiled a list of resources that will help guide you through building your own plugin.
Here are some websites to show you how to create a WordPress Plugin:
WordPress Plugins allow easy modification, customization, and enhancement to a WordPress blog. Instead of changing the core programming of WordPress, you can add functionality with WordPress Plugins.
WordPress plugins are PHP scripts that alter your website. The changes could be anything from the simplest tweak in the header to a more drastic makeover (such as changing how log-ins work, triggering emails to be sent, and much more).
Recently I realized I had a problem. I’ve been coming across a lot of very useful bits of code that you can put into your theme’s functions file.
That may not sound like a problem, but it is. Because these files are tied to your theme, if you ever want to use them again on a different theme, you have to go digging around for the bits of code and then manually add them again to your new theme.
The answer, it seemed, was to turn these bits of code into simple plugins that I could easily install on any site, and of course, with any theme.
A common, yet unfortunate practice in the WordPress community involves filling theme
functions.phpfiles with tweaks and functionality that is key to a site. The reason this is a bad idea, in short, is that it will tie your critical site functionality to a theme that will eventually change. Good news, though: there is a much better, smarter alternative. It’s called a functionality plugin.
This tutorial will describe the implementation of a WordPress plugin starting from scratch. The plugin will connect to an external OSCommerce database and display random products on your WordPress site. It also implements a configuration page for the WordPress admin panel.
There are two ways of creating a wordpress plugin, the correct way and the common way. The common way is to just throw functions in the main PHP file that goes in the plugin folder and hope that everything works just fine in the millions of different types of wordpress installations. The correct way, is to create it as a class, which works just like the non-class version but in a more semantic, protected and compatible way.