WordPress hooks are arguably the basis of WordPress development, forming a large part of the core functionality and used by almost every plugin and theme available to date. The concept of hooks can also be somewhat daunting for users who are starting out with developing for WordPress. Today, we’ll jump in and find out a bit more about just what exactly WordPress hooks are and how they can help you on your way to WordPress rock stardom.
Introduction to Widgets
To Create a Custom WordPress Widgets you need to understand What WordPress Widgets are. Let's find out. WordPress widgets were originally created to design the WordPress theme so users can easily maintain it from back end. The most important part of widgets is its drag & drop functionality. It makes super easy to users to simply drag & drop elements into their site. There many WordPress themes and plugins which uses WordPress widgets to allow users to create their desired layout in such a easy way. WordPress also provides some plugins to add and improve widgets functionality.
WordPress is not just a blogging platform and it is such a powerful CMS with unlimited capabilities, besides having a huge user base. Almost anything can be scripted with wordpress. You can extend wordpress either by means of plugin or by a theme. In this tutorial, i will show you how to write a Hello World wordpress plugin, which unlike many believe is surprisingly easy, once you understand the very fundamentals. All you need to have is a basic knowledge of php scripting.