MWUG looks at new plugin and command line

A new plugin and controlling WP through the command line were considered by the Manchester WordPress User Group (MWUG) at its meeting on Wednesday 19 February 2014.

Daniel Pataki, web designer and WordPress editor of Smashing Magazine, spoke about a book he is writing about building a WP plugin.

He said the book will cover the mechanics of building a plugin, as well as the often overlooked question of why are we building a plugin.

The associated plugin, which will be open sourced when the book is launched, will extend the content management capabilities of WordPress, and Daniel gave a demonstration of a beta version.

WordPress co-founder Mike Little gave a presentation on WP-CLI, which can control WP through the command line.

Mike showed how WP-CLI can carry out such tasks as creating a database, installing WordPress and testing before updates, all without using the WordPress graphical user interface.

MWUG meets on a monthly basis at MadLab, and is organised by Mike Little and Sarah Bailey.

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