Exploring Action Hooks with Simply Show Hooks Plugin
A free video tutorial from Zac Gordon
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English [Auto] In this lesson we're going to look at how to find hooked action functions using the simply show hooks plugin. This is a great plug in that I'm a big fan of because it gives an even more visual look at how different actions are being loaded on the page and what's tied into them. When you install this plug in you get a simply show hooks option appear in or admin bar and we're going to opt to show action hooks. Once this is turned on we get a visual representation of the order of all the actions loaded on the page. You can see that a lot of them happen up at the top here but there are also action hooks that occur throughout the page indicate that something is tied in with it along with the number badge and the like color ones. Show us that nothing is hooked into it just like some of the other options we've looked at this plug in will also work on the backend and you can get an idea of the difference between what action hooks are being called or loaded on the back end of the site versus the front end. If you haven't played with this plug in before I highly suggest that you install it and look through both the front end of your site and different areas of the back end of the site to see what's being called what's available and what different functions are hooked in at what priorities.