create a plagin code


Enough talking it is time to write some code, let’s start with function, which will be responsible for creating additional table in our database and populating it with two records. In this table we will keep information about different bots and their visits number.

function bot_install()
{
global $wpdb;
$table = $wpdb->prefix.”bot_counter”;
$structure = “CREATE TABLE $table (
id INT(9) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
bot_name VARCHAR(80) NOT NULL,
bot_mark VARCHAR(20) NOT NULL,
bot_visits INT(9) DEFAULT 0,
UNIQUE KEY id (id)
);”;
$wpdb->query($structure);

// Populate table
$wpdb->query(“INSERT INTO $table(bot_name, bot_mark)
VALUES(‘Google Bot’, ‘googlebot’)”);
$wpdb->query(“INSERT INTO $table(bot_name, bot_mark)
VALUES(‘Yahoo Slurp’, ‘yahoo’)”);
}

so our best shot will be “activate” Plugin Hook, but be careful these one is a bit tricky.

All of WordPress actions are predefined, all except these one. Look at the code:

add_action(‘activate_bot/bots.php’, ‘bot_install’);

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