Chapter 7: Plugin Tips and Tricks

In This Chapter

  • Using a plugin template
  • Making your plugin pluggable
  • Enhancing plugins with CSS and JavaScript
  • Custom post types
  • Exploring little-known useful hooks
  • Using custom shortcodes

When you have a WordPress plugin or two under your belt, you'll discover that you want to interact with many more parts of WordPress. WordPress is constantly coming out with new functionality, and with it, new API hooks. This chapter discusses some of this functionality and offers you some ways to extend your use of WordPress plugins. Because this functionality involves some simple programming skills, we assume (for the purposes of this chapter) that you have some basic PHP and WordPress plugin development knowledge.

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