O'Reilly logo

WordPress Complete by Hasin Hayder

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 9. Developing Plug-ins and Widgets

Plug-ins for any application are small pieces of code that work on the same framework and API as provided by the application. You may wonder about the purpose and the significance of developing plug-ins. Well, the main goal of developing plug-ins is to extend the functionality of an application. If APIs are open, any third-party developer can extend the functionality of an application by creating plug-ins. WordPress exposes a rich set of APIs through which you can extend WordPress to a higher level. Developing plug-ins for WordPress is not a tough job; all you need to have is some PHP knowledge. Developers love WordPress because of its structured and beautiful set of APIs.

Widgets are also a type of plug-in, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required