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Adding Plugin or Theme#

Plugins and themes can be added in several ways;

  • either in a standard WordPress Admin dashboard once the application is running,
  • or as a part of the ASP NET Core Application as compile-time references.

WordPress Admin#

Plugins and themes can be added into an already deployed ASP.NET Core application running WpDotNet. Navigate to the admin section at /wp-admin, sub-sections Plugins or Appereance.

Follow the screen instruction to download and activate. Downloaded sources will be first compiled, analyzed, and upon passing the compilation, it may be used. Code that cannot be safely compiled will be rejected with detailed information in the dashboard top section.

In ASP.NET Core project#

Plugins and themes in WpDotNet are provided as separate packages (either as .NET projects or as NuGet packages).

There is a NuGet feed with existing packages at "" which you register on your development machine using following command:

dotnet nuget add source -n " wpdotnet"

Adding a package to the ASP.NET Core application with WpDotNet is a manner of adding a package reference. After adding the nuget source above, add the package reference using your IDE or the command dotnet add package <slug_id> --version <version>-*, where <slug_id> is unique identifier of the plugin or theme. Example of adding plugin with slug ID "syntaxhighlighter":

dotnet add package syntaxhighlighter --version 3.5.4-*

Using Visual Studio, right click on your project and click command Manage NuGet Packages. Here, select the package source " wpdotnet" and browse for the package.

WpDotNet NugGet Feed in VS


Listed packages have dependency on specific version of "Peachpied.WordPress" package. As of now, before stable release of WpDotNet project, the PreRelease string of packages must match the PreRelease string of the depending package.

Adding from sources#

Package is created from regular PHP WordPress plugin or theme. Refer to following instructions on how to create a .NET project and eventually a NuGet package from sources: