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WordPress Webhooks Plugin

Check out this demo video of a new plugin by mitcho, called HookPress. HookPress adds the ability to use webhooks as WordPress actions and filters. Since webhooks run from a web server (not directly inside WordPress), this means that you could, for example, use scripts in python, perl, ruby, or whatever to extend WordPress. How’s that for nifty? And what’s extra nice is that the user interface for it on the WordPress side looks super simple to use.

If you want to do some quick experimentation, you can try out the scriptlets server, where you can code up a quick server-side function in Javascript, and immediately get a URL for your own custom webhook.

See the original HookPress post on mitcho’s blog. Download HookPress from the plugin repository.

About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a "Developer Emeritus" for the WordPress platform. When he's not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.
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5 Responses to WordPress Webhooks Plugin

  1. Spyros says:

    Sometimes, remote server execution can be a severe security threat. One should definately reconsider before using this one, at least in terms for security. Other than that, it’s a nice plugin.

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  4. Synergystars says:

    Looks good to me, gave me a few ideas to use it, like for customer support, orders, etc. BTW, does anybody know if it’s compatible with WordPress 3.0?

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