Accessing the Raw Access Logs in cPanel

In cPanel you can access your website’s raw access logs to see the traffic to your website, before it is turned into a report by statistics software. This is great for taking a closer look at the type of requests your site is getting. To get the most out of your raw access logs, you Read More >

Extra Post Info WordPress Plugin

The Extra Post Info WordPress plugin was a plugin developed for my create your first WordPress plugin tutorial. This basic WordPress plugin simply allows users to add some extra info to all their posts, but serves to teach how a WordPress plugin should be built. It was a lot of fun to create, and I Read More >

Read WordPress plugin settings from database

The final step to create your first WordPress plugin is to take the info that we registered with the WordPress database, and pull that into our plugin to change how it affects the site. Change static settings to be database driven When we decided to create the main WordPress plugin function, we told WordPress what Read More >

Register WordPress plugin settings to database

When you create a WordPress plugin, and you’re already saving WordPress plugin settings with a form. You want to register those settings and store them in the database with WordPress, so it can change your site. Register plugin settings with WordPress We want to take the info entered by a plugin user, and store it Read More >

Save WordPress plugin settings with form

After you create your first WordPress plugin, and have your WordPress plugin page setup. You want to take information typed into your plugin page and add it to the WordPress database so your plugin can read it. In this article, you’ll learn how to save WordPress plugin settings with form. This allows your plugin users Read More >

Create WordPress plugin page

If you are going to create a WordPress plugin, you also want to create a WordPress admin menu for your plugin so users can get to your plugin settings to adjust them. You can create a WordPress plugin page to tell WordPress what settings users can adjust from the dashboard. Add WordPress plugin page When Read More >

Create WordPress plugin function

To create your first WordPress plugin, you will want to create the main function for your plugin’s logic. This will control what your plugin does after you’ve already created a WordPress plugin script. Creating a WordPress function for a plugin The first thing you’ll want to do before creating a function for your WordPress plugin, Read More >

Create WordPress admin menu for your plugin

If you create a WordPress plugin, you want to allow users to change settings from the WordPress dashboard. Adding a WordPress admin menu lets you allow users to customize your plugin to fit their needs. At this point in your WordPress plugin development, you should already have started to create the WordPress plugin function to Read More >

Create WordPress plugin script

In order to create a WordPress plugin, you first need to create a PHP script and place it in the proper location for WordPress to recognize it as a proper WordPress plugin. Location of WordPress plugin scripts If you installed WordPress in your document root, WordPress plugins would go here: /home/userna5/public_html/wp-content/plugins If you installed WordPress Read More >

WordPress plugin file header

When creating a WordPress plugin, you use the File Header to store info about your plugin such as the plugin name and description. These file headers are necessary for WordPress to understand that the PHP script you create is a plugin it can use. Required File Headers for plugins For WordPress to understand your plugin, Read More >