I have been working in WordPress for awhile. Hey, I really like it. One of the great things about WordPress (and probably a major reason for it’s skyrocketing adoption rate) is how simple and useful it is for the complete newbie who just wants to post a blog. And one of the great things about WordPress (and yeah, probably a major reason for it’s skyrocketing adoption rate) is how functional and useful it is for the developer who needs to push the boundaries of an already robust content management system.
For folks like me who are in the middle (more than newbie; less than full-on developer), some of the concepts are hard to digest. One of them that took me awhile to understand is the concept of Action Hooks. Understanding it, though, really opened some doors for me.
I have had to spend a lot of time reading through the WordPress Codex and countless help forums to really get a grasp of Action Hooks, but I recently found this elegantly simple article by Nathan Rice. His short post on WordPress Action Hooks were like Windex on my peanut butter and jelly-covered glass door. He made it all clear to me.
It is a simple and powerful concept. Get the most out of your development time in WordPress by bringing a full understanding of Action Hooks to your next project.