[wp-hackers] how to integrate plugins into theme easily

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Fri Jun 5 12:39:55 GMT 2009

That's kind of a broad question -- depends on what your plugin does.   

Standard themes have hooks in them that you can use -- look at the  
comments section for an example.  Go through the default theme and  
look for things that say do_action() or apply_filter() -- you can  
attach actions that happen when the theme executes those.

However, you can't depend on those completely -- remember that a  
poorly designed (or very custom) theme might not have all the same  

On Jun 5, 2009, at 7:12 AM, Mayur Somani wrote:

> Yes, I know that and I have figured a few things by reading the  
> sources. But
> still I am looking for a definitive answer from people who have been  
> doing
> this.
> On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 5:40 PM, Casey Bisson  
> <casey.bisson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> A number of themes include code for special widgets and other custom
>> functionality in their functions.php file.
>> On Jun 5, 2009, at 8:00 AM, Mayur Somani wrote:
>>> How can I integrate any plugin into the theme itself so that I  
>>> don't have to
>>> ask the end user to install it.
>>> Thanks.

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