September 16, 2013 Plugins

1000+ Downloads of DX Plugin Base

Almost 2 years ago I built the DX Plugin Base plugin as a skeleton for my own plugins – to copy-paste snippets that I regularly use like: adding custom post types, metaboxes, implementing the Settings API and so forth. Few days ago it hit the 1000 downloads mark and I’m pretty happy that other people find

July 21, 2012 Development

Settings API in 9 Steps

I’m going to update my DX Plugin Base script soon with sample code, but Settings API are something that needs a few lines of text too. There are several good resources for that, such as: http://codex.wordpress.org/Settings_API http://ottodestruct.com/blog/2009/wordpress-settings-api-tutorial/ http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/the-complete-guide-to-the-wordpress-settings-api-part-2-sections-fields-and-settings/ (awesome btw) But for the very quick overview of what to be done, that’s needed: hook to admin_init

February 11, 2012 Development

Plugin Base Skeleton

I got tired working on plugins and writing the same code snippets all over again, looking in the same old tutorial sites or my favorite WP 3 Plugin Dev book. So I released a startup script for plugins – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/dx-plugin-base/ . It contains most of the important snippets required for every plugin – registration of custom post