Create the Basic Plugin Structure

Last updated: 23.05.2019

The most simple plugin has only one folder and one file. Both must have the same name. So the basic file structure for our plugin looks like this:

/cookieconsent // plugin-folder
- cookieconsent.php // plugin-file

The cookieconsent.php contains the main logic and central entry point of our plugin. But we need some more files. Let us describe again, what our plugin should do:

If we simply follow this description, then the file structure of our cookie consent plugin looks like this:

  - cookieconsent.php
  - cookieconsent.yaml
     - cookieconsent.twig
     - cookieconsent.min.js
     - cookieconsent.min.css

As you can see, a clear description of the plugin's functionality is the key. Coding is so much easier if everything is described in clear words.

Let us check the naming conventions again:

The names and the structure of all other files and folders are a matter of taste and completely up to you.

Next Step: The Configuration File

We have a structure now, so let's start with a basic configuration file before we write our first php-code for our plugin.