Setting up the plugin

During the course of this tutorial, you'll only need one PHP and one JavaScript file. Nothing else is necessary for the creation of our plugin.

We will be starting off with writing a simple PHP file that will do the following three key things for us:

  • Enqueue the JavaScript file
  • Localize a dynamically created JavaScript object into the DOM when you use the said file
  • Create the HTML markup for our future form

All that is required of us is to have two functions and two hooks. To get this done, we will be creating a new folder in our plugin directory with one of the PHP files inside it. This will serve as the foundation for our future plugin. We will give the file a conventional name, such as my-rest-post-editor.php.

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