WordPress Plugin Creation Tutorial – Simplest way

Today I asked myself how to explain to a junior, how to create a wordpress plugin, the simplest way. Without the inclusion of complex structures with public folder, includes, ….., but something very very simple.

Below I will explain how to create a plugin to manage some date, in this example is a Sport Race:
– Create Sport Race
– Insert members of a Sport Race
– Show table with Sport Race, and manage data (bulk delete)
– Show table with Sport Race, and manage data (bulk delete)
– Upload media using WordPress System (media manager of wordpress)

You can download it on: GITHUB

The structure of the project in the Plugin name directory is:

As you can see, a simple list of file with no directory

My project as two section: Sport Race and Members
Each section is composed by two file: _page.php and _table.php
And a file of system: plugin_activation.php

For example now analyze two file: sportrace_page.php and sportrace_table.php

For the sportrace_table.php will explain in the next article how to create a table, now take a look at file, is very simple.
For now i will explain how to use it in the sportrace_page.php

At top of page we put

<?php 
global $wpdb;

// jQuery
wp_enqueue_script('jquery');
// This will enqueue the Media Uploader script
wp_enqueue_media();
?>

For the inclusion of table put:

<?php 
echo '<form method="post">';
require_once 'sportrace_table.php';
$class = new Sportrace_Table();
$class->prepare_items();
$class->display();
echo '</form>';
?>

In the plugin_activation.php you can find the mysql create query and the menu inclusion!

Let’s start to create your wordpress plugin! Simple and Fast!

Cicciokr

"Javascript is to Java as hamburger is to ham; both are delicious, but they don't have much in common except a name" I'm javascript lovers and this is my site on witch sometimes write about my experience, when i have some free time, and remember: "Homo faber fortunae suae"

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.