Chapter 3. Live Blogroll

We learned how to set up a fully functional WordPress plugin, and use WordPress hooks to insert our code exactly when we want it.

In this chapter, we will move on and explore more cool things we can do with WordPress by livening up the default WordPress Blogroll.

The purpose of the plugin will be to display the most recent posts from the sites listed in the blogroll using a nice pop-up window. We also want to do that dynamically, using Ajax and jQuery technologies.

Do not worry if you know little about them right now. They integrate naturally with WordPress, and soon you'll consider them as being part of WordPress!

In this chapter, you will:

  • Use more hooks, more API features

  • Deal with RSS, an important aspect of blogging

  • Get ...

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