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Feb 04

I have developed a plugin for WordPress that is called DiveBook with the purpose of logging dives. I have now had it published at WordPress Plugin Directory for a while as a beta version. In this post I will talk about bugs and issues I experienced during the beta period and how I solved them.

Unexpected output during activation

The first issue I got was that when activating the plugin the following error message were displayed

The plugin generated 2 characters of unexpected output during activation. If you notice “headers already sent” messages, problems with syndication feeds or other issues, try deactivating or removing this plugin

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Jan 04

When developing a smooth plugin for WordPress you will quite often need to supplement php and html with some kind of scripting language. To make the floating input form for the DiveBook plugin I used jQuery and I used Javascript to validate user input and redirecting.

To include your script files to the plugin you need to add the following code in your main php file:

//Add script
add_action('wp_print_scripts', 'divebook_enqueue_js');

function divebook_enqueue_js () {
    wp_enqueue_script('divebookFunctions', WP_CONTENT_URL . '/plugins/divebook/functions.js', array('jquery'),'1.0.1');
    wp_enqueue_script('divebookPopup', WP_CONTENT_URL . '/plugins/divebook/divepopup.js', array('jquery'),'1.0.1');
}

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