- In a file browser — your local operating system one if you’re using WAMP or MAMP, an (S)FTP client if you’re working on a remote server — open up your content directory. It’s usually
wp-content, open the
- Create a new folder inside of your
pluginsfolder. Name it something like
- In that folder, create a file. The convention is to match your folder name with a
.phpat the end. This isn’t required though. But to fit that example, create a file called
- In that folder, place in the plugin comment header. Modify it to match your desires. (That is, keep the things to the left of the colons (:), but change the things to the right to whatever you want them to be.
- Go into your WordPress admin area. On the page Plugins > Installed Plugins, you should now see the plugin you named in step 5. Activate your plugin.
- IF YOU WANT TO BREAK YOUR SITE, add a line of PHP to your file, like
die('my plugin was here');. If you don’t want to break it, write some valid and non-breaking PHP instead. (That’s a big task, but we have to draw the line somewhere in this tutorial.
Here’s all the code from this tutorial in one block. A final warning: this code is intentionally capable of making your WordPress site break.
die is not a joke.
<?php /* Plugin Name: WPfastest Addons Plugin URI: https://wpfastest.com/ Description: For Quick Guides Version: 1.0.0 Author:
WPfastest AddonsAuthor URI: https://wpfastest.com/ */ die('my plugin was here');