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Plugins Background Edit

The primary means of extending WordPress is the plugin. WordPress’ Plugin Basics documentation provides for more details on building a plugin. The quickest way to start is to create a new directory in wp-content/plugins/ to hold your plugin code, for this example you can call it myguten-plugin.

Inside of this new directory, create a file called myguten-plugin.php which is the server-side code that runs when your plugin is active. For now place the following in that file:

<?php
/*
Plugin Name: Fancy Quote
*/

To summarize, you should have a directory wp-content/plugins/myguten-plugin/ which has the single file myguten-plugin.php. Once that is in place, go to your plugins list in wp-admin and you should see your plugin listed.

Click Activate and your plugin will load with WordPress.

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