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One of the more important aspects of developing a WordPress plugin is how you structure it. This post will go over some tips on how to structure your plugin to organize your plugin resources and avoid naming collisions. Each plugin author is different in the way they structure a plugin, so these tips are merely my own personal preference. This is why if you have many plugins activated, your WordPress installation may be very slow due to the amount of code being included. You can also access the WordPress template tags or create your own. I suggest reading into the WordPress loop if you plan on making changes to the post content or comments.

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If you are convinced that you would like to investigate the possibility of creating your own WordPress plugin, it may be hard to think of that idea that will allow you to take the plunge.

Fortunately, there are many places to find inspiration regarding developing your own WordPress plugin. Within this post, I will list several ways to get ideas for your very own WordPress plugin. Listen to your Readers Your readers are a valuable asset when it comes to getting ideas for plugins.

For example, a reader might request an easy way to reply to or edit comments. Since blog readers are the ones who use your blog the most, they have a unique insight in what they want out of your blog.

Just the other day, one of my readers asked me to have a way to preview a comment before posting. Luckily there is already a few plugins out there for that, but sometimes your readers will suggest something that has yet to be implemented as a plugin. Chances are that if you desire the feature added, others will too. Weblog Tools Collection typically has a plugin announcement almost every day, and from there you can get an idea of what kind of plugins people are churning out. A particularly useful forum for plugin ideas is the Requests and Feedback forum.

Another area is the WordPress ideas page. Third Party Applications There are many third-party applications that people may have installed along with a WordPress blog. Examples of such programs are Mint , Vanilla , and many others. Why not develop a WordPress plugin that integrates these third-party applications into a WordPress blog? Existing WordPress Plugins If you find a WordPress plugin you really like and would like to branch out with your own idea, feel free to do so.

There are many plugins out there that essentially do the same thing, but are all slightly different. Conclusion Hopefully you now have several resources for you to go out and find ideas for that next WordPress plugin. If you have any further suggestions regarding getting ideas, please share them in the comments.

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If you are convinced that you would like to investigate the possibility of creating your own WordPress plugin, it may be hard to think of that idea that will allow you to take the plunge. Fortunately, there are many places to find inspiration regarding developing your own WordPress plugin. Within this post, I will list several ways to get ideas for your very own WordPress plugin. Listen to your Readers Your readers are a valuable asset when it comes to getting ideas for plugins. For example, a reader might request an easy way to reply to or edit comments. Since blog readers are the ones who use your blog the most, they have a unique insight in what they want out of your blog. Just the other day, one of my readers asked me to have a way to preview a comment before posting.

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How to Write a WordPress Plugin

Listed below are seven reasons why a WordPress user should consider writing a WordPress plugin. You like the idea of the plugin, but not really the approach the plugin author took with it. Why not run with the original idea and create your own separate version? You can try convincing the plugin author to add your feature, but plugin authors are usually quite busy or they may not like your suggestion.

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Structure of a WordPress Plugin

Mer Within this post, I will list several ways to get ideas for your very own WordPress plugin. Here are the tools I personally use to create plugins. The unregistered version of Win2PDF is for evaluation or non-commercial use only. This is why if you have many plugins activated, your WordPress installation may be very slow due to the amount of code being included. You want to extend a plugin Sometimes a plugin is good as it is, but you would like to build upon it and release your own version. Topics I plan to start off really basic and move quickly into the more hard-core WordPress plugin functions. Main Plugin File When you start a new plugin hw, the first seven lines are the lines that describe your plugin.

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