Build plugins that customize the WordPress Loop and create additional side loops that users can display with a simple shortcode.
- [Narrator] In this tutorial, we look at several ways…to customize the WordPress loop using a plugin.…The WordPress loop refers to a bit of code…that loops through posts and displays them on the front end.…Virtually all themes include…some sort of looping functionality.…Here is an example of the basic logic…used by WordPress loops.…First, check if any posts exist.…Then, loop through the display of posts…using template tags and markup.…For this tutorial, we'll assume that you're familiar…with WordPress loops and want to know…how to customize them with your plugins.…
To get up to speed with WordPress loops,…check out these resources.…There are many reasons to customize loops.…You may want to limit the types of posts that are displayed…or customize the number of posts.…Or you may want to add an additional loop…that displays a specific set of posts.…Here are the three main techniques used…for customizing loops.…Let's go through each of them and see how they work.…The simplest way to add a custom loop, or set of posts,…
- WordPress APIs
- Action and filter hooks
- Activating and deactivating plugins
- Plugin security
- Creating the directory and files
- Adding menus and the settings page
- Inserting custom functionality
- Testing and debugging WordPress plugins
- Creating widgets
- Managing users and roles
- Adding custom post types and taxonomies
- Working with custom fields and database queries
- Using APIs: Transients, HTTP, and REST
Skill Level Intermediate
WordPress: Developing Secure Siteswith Jeff Starr2h 34m Intermediate
1. First Steps
2. Plugin Basics
3. Building a WordPress Plugin
4. Essential Plugin Techniques
5. Extending Plugin Functionality
6. Advanced Plugin Techniques
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