WordPress is gaining more and more popularity each day, not just as a blogging platform but also as a basic CMS, thus improving and extending its basic functionality becoming a day-to-day necessity for a lot of developers. Fortunately, the WordPress developers have foreseen these needs and added the possibility of customizing the basic functionality by adding plugins. Basicaly, a WordPress plugin is a (more or less) stand-alone piece of code that can be executed in different sections and stages within a page or site.
In today’s tutorial we’ll be talking about creating a WordPress plugin that extracts and displays products from an external OSCommerce shop database. We will start by describing the file structure of a plugin and where it must be included in the WordPress structure, then we’ll be having a closer look at how to make our plugin visible for WordPress and integrating it with actions…
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