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GPP Base Hook Widgets

Description

GPP Base Hook Widgets is a plugin that creates new widget areas for the Base theme by Graph Paper Press and attaches them to the theme’s action hooks. Basically, it allows you to add widgets pretty much anywhere.

Typically, to add extra stuff to the theme, you must use one of Base’s action hooks. This can be quite confusing to some users. This plugin was created mainly for those users without much PHP knowledge. It allows them to take advantage of Base’s hook system without the need to understand how it works. Of course, even advanced users can take advantage of this, especially when dealing with client work.

This plugin is for WordPress 3.0+ only.

You must have the Base theme installed to use it.

Installation

  1. Upload gpp-base-hook-widgets.zip to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to your Widgets panel and add widgets to the new widget area.

FAQ

Why create this plugin?

Many users don’t understand how to use action hooks from a child theme. PHP might not be their thing. I wanted these users to be able to easily take advantage of some of Base’s more advanced features without having to learn how to code.

What does this plugin do, exactly?

It creates 12 new widget areas that hook into various parts of the theme. This allows users to add widgets virtually anywhere.

What widgets areas are available?

Aside from Base’s many default widget areas, you’ll get 12 new ones:

  • Hook: Before Header
  • Hook: Header
  • Hook: After Header
  • Hook: Before Content
  • Hook: After Content
  • Hook: Before Title
  • Hook: After Title
  • Hook: Before Sidebar
  • Hook: After Sidebar
  • Hook: Before Footer
  • Hook: Footer
  • Hook: After Footer

Contributors & Developers

“GPP Base Hook Widgets” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

Version 1.2

  • Updating plugin hooks to be compatible with Base 1.1 semantic hook names

Version 1.1

  • Updating readme.txt
  • Added new before-content, after-content hooks

Version 1.0

  • Plugin launch