[wp-hackers] debugging a wordpress hook

Jeremy Clarke jer at simianuprising.com
Mon Mar 22 16:01:07 UTC 2010

FWIW you could have also found the array that held all registered
hooks by going to add_action() in the source and tracking down how
they are saved.

In this case add_action() calls add_filter() which does global
$wp_filter then adds the filter to the specified $tag. It's often a
fairly short road from an API call to the root data management, though
obviously many cases are more convoluted than this one ;)

I use an IDE (netbeans.org) to make it easy to jump to the definition
of a function from a call to it, but you can also use PHPXref's of WP
to jump around the source code, its pretty easy:

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