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WordPress: Understanding Custom Plugins with PHP

Affiliation: UIUC


Type: Streaming Resource

Description: Open a world of new WordPress possibilities by learning about custom plugins. Carrie Dils teaches you about custom functionality for WordPress using the Plugin API and a little bit of PHP. Get a background in the basics of WordPress plugins—how to install them, manage them, find them, and write them—and understand when to use a plugin vs. a custom theme.

Curious what you can do with a plugin? Carrie covers some practical examples, including plugins for additional post types, custom taxonomies, and new admin features or layouts. Plus, get best practices for documenting and securing your plugin, and find out how to make your plugin accessible to others by internationalizing it or sharing it on

Quality Level: production