Chapter 7: Plugin Tips and Tricks

In This Chapter

arrow.png Using a plugin template

arrow.png Making your plugin pluggable

arrow.png Enhancing plugins with CSS and JavaScript

arrow.png Custom post types

arrow.png Exploring little-known useful hooks

arrow.png 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 (Application Programming Interface) hooks, known as action and filter hooks, covered in Chapter 5 of this minibook. 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, I assume (for the purposes of this chapter) that you have some basic PHP and WordPress plugin development knowledge.

Using a Plugin Template

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