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WordPress 3 Plugin Development Essentials by Everett Griffiths, Brian Bondari

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Summary

After completing this chapter, you should know how to create a simplistic WordPress plugin and you should know where you have to put the file in order for it to show up in the WordPress Dashboard. You should have learned a couple debugging techniques that will apply to your work as a plugin developer. We've learned the differences between filters and actions and seen how WordPress sends data to your functions in each case. You should now have a working understanding of the most common plugin patterns and you should now be ready to write a couple of your own.

Up next, we're going to create our first full and functional plugin: Social Bookmarking.

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