Using Backbone Within the WordPress Admin: The Back End

The rumours are true! The WordPress Admin Panel is now using Underscore and Backbone! This means that with minimal effort, we can begin to utilise these fantastic JavaScript libraries in our own plugins. This tutorial will show you exactly how you can do that. We’ll create the Admin part of a Quiz plugin. We’ll use a simple Custom Post Type to save Questions, and then within each question we’ll add a meta box that will allow us to enter up to 4 answers and select which is the correct one. We’ll be going through how to use templates, how to hook into click and key-up events, how to save data back to the WordPress database and most importantly, how to ‘get your truth out of the Dom’, as the creator Jeremy Ashkenas likes to put it.



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