[wp-hackers] Just a basic "how can this be accomplished?" question.

Nathaniel Taintor goldenapplesdesign at gmail.com
Sun Feb 5 16:39:05 UTC 2012

First, you will have to know the ID of the particular page you want to
modify. You can create a settings page for users to select that page, or
calculate it however you need to. Store that as a plugin option to save the
trouble of calculating that on every page load.

Hook into wp_enqueue_scripts. That's the best place to set scripts and
styles to enqueue. You can enqueue the scripts using wp_enqueue_script and
wp_enqueue_style, and generate the variables to pass to your javascript
using wp_localize_script.

Your function will look something like this (I'm assuming the page you want
to modify is stored in a function called 'this_plugin_page')

add_action( 'wp_enqueue_script', 'my_plugin_enqueues' );

function my_plugin_enqueues() {
    $plugin_page = get_option( 'this_plugin_page' );
    if ( !is_page( $plugin_page ) )
    wp_enqueue_script( 'myscript', plugins_url('/js/newscript.js',
__FILE__) );
    $script_vars = array( 'this' => 'that', 'foo' => 'bar' );
    wp_localize_script( 'myscript', 'scriptVars', $script_vars );
    wp_enqueue_style( 'mystyle',  plugins_url('/css/newstyle.css',
__FILE__) );

Nathaniel Taintor, Designer/Developer
*Golden Apples Design*

@GoldenApples | 717.434.3226
goldenapplesdesign at gmail.com

On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 8:43 AM, Nop <nopalot at iplace.at> wrote:

> Hello,
> could you please help me by supplying a short sketch for a plugin that
> performs the steps described below?
> What I need is just a short list of steps that are required. Something
> in the form of:
>    1. do this to accomplish....
>    2. use this function for that...
>    3. do/use this because...
> Here's what the plugin should do:
> 1. Add a global javascript variable to the output html page.
> 2. Add/Load a javascript file at the output html page.
> 3. Add/Load a css file at the output html page.
> 4. Do the above steps only at one particular wordpress page.
> 5. Do it in the fastest possible way, but I do NOT like to modify any
> wordpress or template files, as I'm aiming for a stand alone plugin.
> Knowing what steps I have to do and in what order they have to be done
> to accomplish this plugin would help me very much.
> I'm grateful for any advice,
> Thank you!
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