WordPress Web Development: Functionality in WordPress Theme or Plugin?

WordPress Web Development: Functionality in WordPress Theme or Plugin?

Should you put functionality in a WordPress theme or WordPress plugin?

It’s a very popular and quite controversial question for all WordPress developers out there. Whether your answer is WordPress theme or plugin, you have some points to believe in your approach.

However, putting functionality in a plugin and only letting the theme handle the appearance of your website seems to be “the more right answer”. I’ll tell you why by running through these parts:

  1. Define functionality in WordPress
  2. The debate between Theme and Plugin functionality
  3. Why does functionality belong in a WordPress plugin?
  4. How to start moving functionality into a WordPress plugin?

Get a cup of coffee, or grab some popcorn, and here we go! Continue reading

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