Earlier this week, I shared my thoughts on custom, non-standard hooks within the context of WordPress themes which resulted in a great discussion in the comments and on Twitter, so it seems only appropriate to share a resource on how to get started with WordPress plugin hooks.
WordPress Plugin Hooks
In the article, Pippin covers the following points:
- What defines an extensible plugin?
- Why bother writing extensible plugins?
- The basic functions WordPress provides that makes this possible
- How to integrate it in your own work
The nice thing about this tutorial is that it assumes that the developer knows very little about extensible plugins. He provides a walkthrough of how to build one yourself, and then covers some real world examples.
If you’re looking to begin working with WordPress plugin hooks, then I highly recommend reading this article and following the examples.
It’s a great example of doing it right.