WordPress is a simple and user-friendly platform because of various reasons. One of those reasons is that it has a plugin for every function. It makes the task easier. If you are wondering if you would be able to create a plugin by yourself, then you should be sure that you can. In this blog, we will know about all the steps and details that need to be taken care of. 

Steps to create the plugin for the first time

Now in this section, we are going to start the process of creating a plugin on the WordPress website. This guide will take you from step to step in this process. 

The first step of creating the plugin is that you start by creating the folder of the plugin and the file. You might be thinking that you are creating a small plugin so it doesn’t matter, but it is fine to start with one file. You are taking the right steps by providing the individual folder to the file. If you are begging to make the folder, you shall start with the wp-content/plugin directory. In this section, you can also make a PHP file.

This PHP file will be for the plugin that you are creating. These files should be named, which will have the relevant words and prefixes when compared to the file. Then open the file and add the data and make the changes to show that this is your plugin. Save the file and then reach the plugins in which you will see the site which is developing on the display. The process is done, and it is also activated, but there is no action because code is not added. 

After doing the previous step, you will now have to write the function of the plugin that you are creating. You should begin by creating the plugin for your WordPress website. Then go on inserting the races on this too. These braces will have the code in them. The function will consist of the label of the plugin. 

In this case, as well even after making the changes, it will not be visible. It is because the code is not yet activated. For activating it you have to hook the action by the hook which is available on WordPress. Complete this action by using the add action button. 

When you are trying to add the custom styling in your plugin, then this can be done directly too. Even the scripts are simple to add. But don’t make it into one file. They should be made separately in different files. After creating the files, you should enqueue these files and then add the function. For adding custom styling to the post type, you have to start by adding it to the post type and then to the theme. 

You shall now create the CSS and then the stylesheet. This file should also be enqueued by you for letting WordPress use it. Also, add it above the functions in the main plugin. Save all these files to WordPress and to the custom post type and the stylesheet. 

Conclusion

Creating a plugin might not be the most difficult task for you. But for beginners, it can actually take a toll on them. The steps are simple but need to be taken correctly so nothing is missed, otherwise; the changes are not saved and it does not even display. Follow this guide so you don’t miss any significant steps. We have included all the details that you require for creating a plugin in your WordPress website.

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