Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wordpress - Creating a plugin

 Similar to my last post on creating wordpress templates, creating a plugin follows pretty much the same pattern of simplicity. So, lets just dive in. Here are the steps to do it.
  • Navigate to the plugins directory in your wordpress installation. [/wp-content/plugins/]
  • Create a new folder "my_plugin" in the directory
  • Create a new file "my_plugin.php" in the "my_plugin" directory
  • Type the below code in the file
    <?php  
        /* 
        Plugin Name: my_plugin 
        Plugin URI: http://www.flexmycode.com
        Description: Test Plugin
        Author: Pramod Rao
        Version: 1.0 
        Author URI: http://www.flexmycode.com
        */  
    ?>  

That's all. By all means, change the content in the header.
Once this is done, if you refresh the plugins page in the admin panel in wordpress, you'll see the plugin listed below.

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