Introduction to Settings API

Settings API It is the back-bone of plugin development. It was first added in WordPress 2.7 and allows semi-automatic management of admin pages containing settings forms to be managed. It lets you define settings pages, where sections can be defined within those pages and fields within those sections. Let’s take an example: A function ‘wp_travel_engine_settings_page‘ is created where a sub-menu page ‘WP Travel Engine Admin Settings‘ is defined. This submenu page is added to a

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How to Take Your WordPress Site From Local to Live

Step 1: Exporting Local WordPress Database For this, just go to http://localhost/phpmyadmin/ and (choose) click on your WordPress database. Next, click on the Export button at the top. While exporting choose custom, which will provide you with more options to export your database. Select all tables to export and gzipped for compression. Now, scroll down to press the Go button to download your database in the compressed zipped format. Step 2: Uploading WordPress Files Now

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Plugin Development Strategies and Maintenance

Strategies: Strategies are the steps which we follow during the plugin development process. Below are some of the steps to be undertaken so that the process becomes more effective as well as faster. Planning Planning is the blue-print of a process. Before we directly go to the development of a plugin, we plan the road-map as well as the strategies we will be following. It includes all the processes from naming of the plugin to

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How to Use Ajax in WordPress

How to Use Ajax in WordPress

Ajax is already built into the core WordPress administration screens, adding more administration-side Ajax functionality to the plugin is fairly straightforward. Example Below is a simple example where a post id is sent via ajax and is used by a main handler function (here storing a post id in session) whenever a button(link) is clicked. So, here is a link: <a class=”order” data-nonce=”‘ . $nonce . ‘” data-post_id=”‘ . $post->ID . ‘” href=”javascript:void(0);”>Order</a> Function The

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Creating and Using Child Theme in WordPress

# What is Child Theme According to wordpress.org, “a child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality and styling of the parent theme”. Just like parent classes are inherited by child classes to use the properties of parents, child themes does the same. Child themes are the recommended way of modifying an existing theme. # Why to Use Child Themes As mentioned child themes are always handy when it comes to customization of any

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