I’m sure you woke up thinking “I wish I knew more about WordPress loading.”. Ok… maybe not (it’s just me isn’t it?). It’s just not something you deal with every day. No, plugins and themes make up your days. That’s what you use to build your custom WordPress solutions. There’s no need to know about the internal process that starts up WordPress. Yet you can’t ignore it once you start building complex WordPress solutions. Or if you plan on distributing a plugin or theme. That changes the dynamic of things. Your little world with the plugins and themes you know is gone. You’re in the larger (and messier) WordPress world now. That means you have to play nice with everyone else (damn). That’s why loading is important A good understanding of the WordPress loading process helps you navigate these troubled waters. It’s where you can make the changes required to make your plugin play nice with others. You can also use it to detect potential issues that might affect how your plugin works. The loading process is also the starting point to build advanced functionality into WordPress. Your plugin is preparing to change WordPress in a fundamental way. You can make global changes such as: Registering
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