Minimal wordpress plugin example

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This is the minimal wordpress plugin – it does not do anything at all, but you can activate it and use it as a basis for your plugins.

First, create a directory for your plugin in wp-content/plugins/, e.g. wp-content/plugins/my-plugin

Save the following code as functions.php in the plugin folder, e.g. wp-content/plugins/my-plugin/functions.php

Plugin Name: My plugin

Now you can activate your plugin your WordPress admin area: