Plugins Background Edit
The primary means of extending WordPress is the plugin. The WordPress Plugin Basics documentation provides details on building a plugin.
The quickest way to start is to create a new directory in
wp-content/plugins/ to contain your plugin code. For this example, call it
Inside this new directory, create a file called
myguten-plugin.php. This is the server-side code that runs when your plugin is active.
For now, add the following code in the file:
<?php /* Plugin Name: Fancy Quote */
To summarize, you should have a directory
wp-content/plugins/myguten-plugin/ which has the single file
Once that is in place, go to your plugins list in
wp-admin and you should see your plugin listed.
Click Activate and your plugin will load with WordPress.