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WordPress 3 Complete by April Hodge Silver

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Chapter 8. Developing Plugins and Widgets

Earlier in this book, you learned how to install plugins. Plugins are essentially a way to add to or extend WordPress's built-in functionality. There are thousands of useful plugins available from the online WordPress community, and they perform all different kinds of functions. In the earlier chapters, we installed plugins that catch spam, allow FeedBurner to track RSS followers, add a lightbox to your photo galleries, backup the WordPress database, and more. You can also get plugins that manage your podcasts, create a Google XML site map, integrate with social bookmarking sites, track your stats, translate into other languages, and much more.

Sometimes, however, you'll find yourself in a situation where ...

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