To get the maximum benefit from this course, instructor Carrie Dils recommends that you're comfortable coding with PHP and web publishing concepts. While experience with WordPress specifically is not required, familiarity using WordPress as a web publishing tool is helpful.
- [Instructor] This course is designed for developers looking for a deeper understanding of how to work with action and filter hooks in WordPress. To get the most out of this course, I recommend that you're comfortable writing code with PHP. You'll also want to be familiar with how to use WordPress, not only as a developer, but as a regular user. Understanding the basics of how WordPress works, using the WordPress admin, writing and publishing posts, et cetera, will give you the context you need for writing plugins for WordPress. If this is your first time working with WordPress at all, I'd recommend you browse through WordPress 5 Essential Training course to familiarize yourself with the software. In order to follow along exactly with this course, you'll need to have a code editor, I'll be using Sublime Text but you can use whichever editor you're comfortable with. You'll also need WordPress installed and running locally. If you're unsure how to set up WordPress in your local environment, just go to the library and do a search for Installing WordPress. You'll find multiple options based on your operating system and preferences and one of those courses can get you up and running. Really, the only other thing you need for this course is a curiosity for experimenting with code and a willingness to break a lot of it in order to learn.
- Actions and filters explained
- Using arguments to pass data
- Identifying available hooks and filters
- Looking at load order and dependencies
- Understanding callback functions
- Creating a basic WordPress plugin with hooks and filters
- Adding custom hooks
- Using third-party hooks