[wp-hackers] Plugin API Cheat Sheet

Sean Hickey seanhickey at gmail.com
Mon May 29 14:01:16 GMT 2006

Thanks for the feedback Mark.  I'll take it into consideration.  I
made the cheat sheets in the same vain as other cheat sheets, like
this one for Prototype:


It's not supposed to teach you how to use the functions, it's for
people that already know how to use the stuff, but need a quick
reminder of, "Well, is that an action, or a filter?"  That kind of

Do at least want to slip in the # of args, and maybe what they are.

- Sean

On 5/29/06, Mark Jaquith <mark.wordpress at txfx.net> wrote:
> Personally, I'd lose the hooks, and fill that with other info, like
> specific usages of things like add_management_page() with the params
> filled in.  The thing about the hooks is that knowing the name is
> only half the battle... you don't always know exactly where in the
> flow of things they are executed.  mce_buttons, mce_buttons_2,
> mce_buttons_3 ??? I'm going to have to go look those up anyway.  And
> you're never going to be able to fit all the hooks on there... there
> are just too many.  But that may just be me... I'm sure different
> people have problems remembering different things.  Oh, for
> add_filter/add_action... "accepted args" should probably be "# of
> accepted args" just to be clear.
> Big kudos on taking the initiative on this!  I'm ALWAYS having to
> look stuff up, so a cheatsheet would really help me (I have a
> handwritten one for Gmail taped to my wall... has helped me a lot).
> --
> Mark Jaquith
> http://txfx.net/
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