When I originally released the Hybrid Hook plugin in December, I wanted to give users the ability to easily add content to their site using Hybrid’s extensive action hook system. This plugin has served many of you well, but it’s still a bit limiting.
So, I took a little time to sit and think how to best serve Average Joe. What would require the least amount of coding? How could I allow the user to add content nearly anywhere without having to learn any XHTML or PHP.
The answer I came up with was the Hybrid Hook Widgets plugin. It takes the ideas behind the Hybrid Hook plugin and extends it with new widget areas.
What exactly does this plugin do?
The Hybrid theme is filled with these things called action hooks. These allow users to easily add extra stuff nearly anywhere within the theme without actually having to dive into the theme files themselves. But, it requires a little PHP knowledge to use these hooks.
Hybrid Hook Widgets bypasses the process of writing PHP code and allows you to add widgets nearly anywhere you want.
The plugin creates 11 new widgets areas (maybe more in the future). These widget areas are automatically added to the theme action hooks behind the scenes, so no coding is required by the user.
In short, it gives you more widget areas to use along with the Hybrid theme.
Get the plugin
This plugin will only work with WordPress 2.8+. It will break earlier versions.
If I didn’t make it clear enough in the post, you need to have the Hybrid theme installed to use this plugin.
As always, keep the wonderful comments in the comments section and the support questions in the support forums.