WordPress Plugin: Where to start (4 posts)

  1. Jme
    Posted 4 years ago #

    For my music blog, I'd like to create a plugin that does the following:

    Automatically publishes a post weekly that shows what happened in music during this week 1, 5, and 10 years ago.

    I have no clue where to even begin. If someone has any ideas, I'd appreciate it.

  2. Joshua
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Plugins are not magic, you will need to of course know what happened then.

    If you can find out enough information, I would make one that stores said data in the db and just pulls the relevant data displaying it.

    I am not to sure about the automation however Supreme Overlord Google should have something to say on it though.

  3. Jme
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Should say that I know php/mysql relatively well. I would know how to add the data to the database and pull it from the database using just php/mysql.

    It is WordPress that I don't understand the intricacies of. I know that I will need a database of events stored by date. It's doing this within the confines of WordPress that I am struggling with. It's also having the post publish automatically with events of the week that I have no idea how to do.

    I hope that helps in narrowing it down a little.

  4. Joshua
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I found this helped with my first plugin http://codex.wordpress.org/Writing_a_Plugin. It isn't a 1, 2, 3 guide per sey but it explains the pieces that you need to put together.

    Personally I have not been able to post to the db using the $wpdb tag, but I am 100% sure that is my problem not my installation. There is a LOT of help out there if you use the Googlemachine

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