Assuming you create “My Cool Plugin” you would have the following files and directories:
|my-cool-plugin.php||The main plugin file. This one contains the plugin standard header. This file does a PHP version check and sets up the text domain.|
|my-cool-plugin_init.php||This file is called the the main file and initializes the plugin class defined in MyCoolPlugin_Plugin.php. It is separate so that is is not parsed unless PHP version check is successful (otherwise you would get a PHP parse error when trying to activate the plugin)|
|MyCoolPlugin_Plugin.php||Your plugin class. This is where your write your code. Extends MyCoolPlugin_LifeCycle.|
|MyCoolPlugin_LifeCycle.php||Superclass for MyCoolPlugin_Plugin. Provides lifecycle functions for actions related to installation, uninstall, activate, deactive, and upgrade. Override these functions in MyCoolPlugin_Plugin to add actions.|
|MyCoolPlugin_InstallIndicator.php||Superclass of MyCoolPlugin_LifeCycle. Includes functionality for tracking what version of your plugin is installed.|
|MyCoolPlugin_OptionsManager.php||Superclass of MyCoolPlugin_InstallIndicator. Provides management functions for options including creating an options page.|
|MyCoolPlugin_ShortCodeLoader.php||If you would like to create a short code in its own class, extend this class and implement one abstract function.|
|readme.txt||Standard plugin readme.txt file. Example format. Format Validator. Mark-down syntax.|
|css/||Empty directory in which to put style sheets files.|
|languages/||Empty directory in which to put your i18n files (*.pot, *.po, *.mo)|
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