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Wordpress Development Quick Start Guide

By : Rakhitha Nimesh Ratnayake
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Wordpress Development Quick Start Guide

By: Rakhitha Nimesh Ratnayake

Overview of this book

WordPress is the most used CMS in the world and is the ideal way to share your knowledge with a large audience or build a profitable business. Getting started with WordPress development has often been a challenge for novice developers, and this book will help you find your way. This book explains the components used in WordPress development, when and where to use them, and why you should be using each component in specific scenarios. You begin by learning the basic development setup and coding standards of WordPress. Then you move into the most important aspects of the theme and plugin development process. Here you will also learn how themes and plugins fit into the website while learning about a range of techniques for extending themes and plugins. With the basics covered, we explore many of the APIs provided by WordPress and how we can leverage them to build rapid solutions. Next, we move on to look at the techniques for capturing, processing, and displaying user data when integrating third-party components into the site design. Finally, you will learn how to test and deploy your work with secure and maintainable code, while providing the best performance for end users.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

Identifying the extendable features of third-party plugins

As we already discovered in the Creating addons for plugins section, not all plugins are extendable. Even within extendable plugins, we have a low to high degree of extendibility in features. So, identifying the extendable features is not an easy task, especially when working with advanced plugins such as WooCommerce, BuddyPress, and bbPress.

In Chapter 3, Designing Flexible Frontends with Theme Development, we identified the extendable features of a theme by searching for built-in actions and filters. We can use the same process for plugins, unless each and every hook in the plugin is documented on the plugin site. Let's take a quick look at the extendable features of the popular WooCommerce plugin. Use the code editor to search actions and filters within the WooCommerce directory.


We are using WooCommerce 3.4.4 version, and we get 849 action executions and 1,553 filter executions. So, this means we have over 2,000 locations where...